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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Senate negotiators move forward on legislation that would give President Obama the authority to negotiate a sweeping trade accord. That deal, however, will align Obama with Republicans and pit him against Democrats.

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With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

Monday, April 13, 2015

The president made history by shaking hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas. There was less talk about the drug trade and the military, and more talk about economic opportunity.

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

Saturday, April 11, 2015

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

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In Jamaica, Obama Says Engaging Cuba Is More Powerful Than Isolation

Friday, April 10, 2015

President Obama is in Panama, where he'll share the stage with Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time they will interact since the 2 Cold War adversaries moved toward normalizing relations.

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In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

President Obama is in Jamaica, where the U.S. is trying to gain influence in the region by using a powerful tool — energy.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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President Obama Praises Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

In a Rose Garden statement, President Obama said the tentative deal is the beginning of a historic understanding. Negotiators announced Thursday that they've reached the outlines of a nuclear deal.

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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U.S. Strategy In Yemen Represents Standard Counterterrorism Plan

Friday, March 27, 2015

Despite the current chaos in Yemen, the White House insists U.S. action in that country represents a model for its counterterrorism strategy. A look at what is behind that assertion.

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Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.

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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.

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Interior Department Issues New Federal Rules On 'Fracking'

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Obama administration introduced new rules Friday to regulate oil and gas "fracking" on federal lands.

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How President Obama Wants To Shrink The Government's Carbon Footprint

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With hundreds of thousands of buildings and vehicles, the government is the nation's single biggest energy consumer.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The president defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Friday, March 13, 2015

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

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