U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announces his appointees during a news conference in Chicago

 
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announces his appointees during a news conference in Chicago
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announces his appointees as U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (L) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk (R) look on during a news conference in Chicago, December 19, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress