Thomson ReutersJanuary 29, 2013 10:45
* Republican serving in a Democratic administration
* Successor may confront Boeing Dreamliner woes
* Obama under pressure to name women, minorities to cabinet
By Doug Palmer
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Tuesday he planned to resign, marking the latest departure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet as the administration tries to find the root cause of safety problems with Boeing's Dreamliner plane.