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How can Rep. Ray LaHood be in Obama's Cabinet as Transportation Secretary?

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Wikipedia - Obama has selected U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood for transportation secretary, which would make him one of two Republican members of President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet along with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who is a registered independent but has publicly referred to himself as a Republican. . .

A strong advocate for advancing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, LaHood authored a law that established the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, which lay the groundwork for celebrating the 16th president's 200th birthday in 2009. He also has been a lead Capitol Hill supporter for the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield and is one of 15 members on the ALBC. . .

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Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a anti-woman voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating an anti-woman stance. (Dec 2006)
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

Civil Rights
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man one-
woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 13% by the ACLU (Dec 2002)
Rated 25% by the HRC on gay rights (Dec 2006)
Rated 39% by NAACP on civil rights. (Dec 2006)

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Rated 89% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
Rated 50% by CURE on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)

Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Rated D by VOTE HEMP (Dec 2003)
Rated -20 by NORML on drugs (Dec 2006)

Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Energy & Oil
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)

Families & Children
Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition

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Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)

Law suits
Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)

Health care
Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)

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