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January 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Trapped in Egypt

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with President Obama. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – Egyptian authorities are barring several U.S. citizens — including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s son — from leaving the country after Egyptian government forces raided the offices of Washington-backed groups monitoring recent parliamentary elections there.

Sam LaHood is director of the Egyptian program for the International Republican Institute, a nongovernmental organization with close ties to GOP congressional leadership. He attempted to board an airplane in Cairo on Saturday to leave the country but was told he was on a “no-fly list” and was refused permission to depart.

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