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With Trump in Power, Apple Said to Be Considering Making iPhones in US

Apple is reportedly studying possibilities of moving iPhone production from China to the US. A new report by Japanese publication Nikkei Asian Review, which has had an excellent track record with Apple leaks, claims that the Cupertino-based company has asked two of its major manufacturers – Foxconn and Pegatron – to explore plans to move manufacturing to the US.

Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn

NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, turning to a pair of staunch conservatives as he begins to fill out his Cabinet.

Trump picks Rep. Mike Pompeo as his CIA director

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo will be nominated to be President-elect Trump’s director of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the transition team. Pompeo, a former Army captain, was first elected in 2010 and serves on the House Select Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Pelosi challenger says Dems need to start winning

The Democratic congressman challenging Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the House opposition leader said he’s gunning for the top spot because it’s time to start winning again. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said Friday he doesn’t necessarily have a problem with Pelosi personally, but doesn’t have confidence in her ability to stem the tide of Democratic losses in the lower chamber.


Report: Trump ‘never advocated’ for Muslim registry

President-elect Trump’s team is denying that he ever said that he plans to make Muslims register with the government. President-elect Trump has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion, and to imply otherwise is completely false, Jason Miller, Trump’s transition communications director, said in a statement to CNN on Thursday.

Trump team sets up Pentagon briefings for Friday

A Pentagon official confirmed Thursday night that the Department of Defense was contacted by President-elect Trump’s transition team today, and will meet with current defense officials Friday. Representatives of the president-elect’s transition team contacted the department a short time ago to arrange initial briefings. We expect the first will take place Friday.