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White House pushes long odds strategy for wall

Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss border wall legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> The White [...]

Competing Against Chinese Loans, U.S. Companies Face Long Odds

KAMPALA, Uganda — Growing up in suburban Ohio, Rajakumari Jandhyala never imagined she would end up in the oil business, much less on the front line of America’s global competition with China. She spent two decades as a policy adviser [...]

For Theresa May, Still at Odds With Parliament, the Brexit Walls Are Closing In

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May often puts off critical decisions over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, hoping to wear down opponents through doggedness and determination. But her room to maneuver is [...]

Democratic gains raise odds for gun control in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A shift in the balance of power at the state Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher [...]

Stateless and Poor, Some Young Soccer Players Had Already Beaten Long Odds

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Much of the trapped team had entered Thailand as stateless children. One boy, Adul, became their interpreter with foreign divers, taking the lead in the cave. Source: NYT > World
Against odds, Tillerson hangs on — for now
Rex Tillerson was supposed to quit or be fired by July. Or was it October? Definitely by the end of 2017, some predicted. One group of foreign diplomats and State Department officials even set up a casual betting pool. The over/under [...]
Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?
When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana cases in states that had made pot legal, he delivered on something he had all but promised when he was [...]
British bookmaker offers more odds on Trump’s remaining term
In January, a week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, we at Salon made a safe bet: It would not be long before the man whose original television catchphrase was “You’re fired!” would begin axing his inner circle as though they were [...]
Newest GOP health care attempt faces same tough odds
Senate Republicans couldn’t agree on a way to repeal and replace Obamacare. So now they’re contemplating a totally different approach: Blow it up and let the states sort it out. The latest attempt to resuscitate the GOP’s repeal [...]
Escalating investigation puts Trump and his staff at legal odds
The legal interests of President Donald Trump and his aides are dramatically diverging as special counsel Robert Mueller expands his probe into possible obstruction of justice – and as the president ratchets up his attacks on the investigators. [...]