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The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington....

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject - weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office....

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy....

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China....

Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink....

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since just after World War II....

Memo: Trump backs pipeline based on policy, not investments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide's memo....

Trump transition balks at call for nominees' tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats' calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a "PR stunt" and defending the Republican's picks as selfless, patriotic Americans....

Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of political hype
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants....

Dean steps out of DNC race; Ellison says he may leave seat
DENVER (AP) -- Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position....

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