Encore of Revival: America, January 9, 2017

Ford’s move to do exactly what Trump anticipated—while claiming they made the move independently of Trump—raises deeper questions. “Only” investing $700M in Michigan rather than $1.6B in Mexico should have made sense all along—unless the real reason Ford planned to move to Mexico was about confidence in the future American economy.

American confidence seems to be up. Construction companies think so, at least.

Not much else has dominated US political-economic news, except a Texan visit from Taiwan’s president. With all the good things happening, there just isn’t much news to report.

Trump takes aim at House Republicans, and they run for cover | WA Post

US construction spending hits more than 10-year high in November | NBC – Reuters

Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump | CNN

Megyn Kelly’s Jump to NBC From Fox News Will Test Her, and the Networks | NY Times

Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it’s a mystery who’s behind it | Business Insider