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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Brad Paisley Leaves 'Southern Comfort Zone' For Troops In Afghanistan

Monday, May 26, 2014

The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.

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Obama Wants At Least A Small Troop Presence In Afghanistan

Monday, May 26, 2014

President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday — his first since 2012. Since that time, U.S. troop levels there have been cut by about two-thirds.

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At Pa. School, Teens Build Empathy By Confiding In A Crowd

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kids can act out when they're feeling isolated, so one Philadelphia school encourages students to take the mic and reveal their deepest fears in front of their peers. The result? Honesty and kindness.

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Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For HUD Secretary

Friday, May 23, 2014

Castro would take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development at a time when the nation's housing market has been treading water.

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Obama Wants Guantanamo Closed But His Efforts Are Thwarted

Friday, May 23, 2014

It's been a year since President Obama renewed his pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But more than 150 prisoners are still housed there.

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Wait Times Scandal At VA Moves To Front Burner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

President Obama promised accountability for problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs after meeting with Secretary Eric Shinseki. The secretary has been on the hot seat since allegations surfaced last month about a possible cover-up of long wait times at a Phoenix VA medical center.

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How Big A Factor Will Obamacare Be In Midterm Elections?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Voters are choosing congressional nominees in half-a-dozen state primaries on Tuesday. Those states run the gamut in their experience with the Affordable Care Act.

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On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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Forecast Predicts A Shift Away From Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Thursday, May 08, 2014

A Senate committee is grilling Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, she would oversee the next phase of the Affordable Care Act. A new forecast says the health care law will drive some employers to stop offering coverage to their employees, pushing employees onto the new government exchanges.

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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

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Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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Out Of White House Meeting, Obama And Merkel Emerge United On Russia

Friday, May 02, 2014

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press conference discussing the prospect of further sanctions on Russia.

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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A bill to increase the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday, as Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bypass a filibuster.

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Century-Old Jewish Mural Was Hidden For Decades In Vermont

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In the late 1800s, Jewish immigrants brought the Eastern European tradition of synagogue murals to Burlington. Now one such mural, painted in 1910, is being restored.

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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For Fences

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he's defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.

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Washington Levels New Sanctions At Russia, Pulls Some Punches

Monday, April 28, 2014

In response to events in Ukraine, the Treasury Department added sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 companies. The Obama administration has refrained from targeting whole sectors of the Russian economy and is going out of its way to proceed as part of a coalition in part to avoid an 20th century Cold War stand off.

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Conservatives Yet To Rally Around Obamacare Replacement

Monday, April 28, 2014

Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they've been light on details of what the alternative might look like.

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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

Monday, April 21, 2014

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.

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Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States

Thursday, April 17, 2014

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

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Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.

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