Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Morning News Brief: Manchester Blast, Russia Probe, Trump Budget

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The latest on the deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England. Also, new developments in the FBI and congressional probes into Russian meddling and the Trump budget for 2018 is revealed.

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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

Monday, May 22, 2017

The White House has unveiled a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Aren't So Hot On 'America First'

Saturday, May 20, 2017

President Trump is on his first foreign trip, taking him to the Middle East and Europe. But a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows Americans are skeptical of Trump's populist foreign policy.

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Trump Embarks On First Overseas Trip Without Naming New FBI Director

Friday, May 19, 2017

President Trump embarks on his first overseas trip without naming a new pick to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. One candidate for the job, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, is drawing mixed reviews.

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Trump Holds Joint Appearance With Colombian President

Thursday, May 18, 2017

President Trump holds a joint appearance with the Colombian president on Thursday. The meeting comes as questions swirl about two controversies related to Russia and fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel in the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This comes after the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week.

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Trump Denounces Media Coverage In Coast Guard Academy Commencement

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

President Trump is pushing back defiantly after a week of negative news stories. Speaking to graduates at the Coast Guard Academy, Trump said adversity only makes you stronger.

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Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation, Reports Say

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The White House is denying reports that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Lawmakers Respond To Reports Trump Asked Comey To End Flynn Probe

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are responding to reports that say former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn.

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'The New York Times' Reports Trump Asked Comey To Drop Flynn Investigation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The New York Times reported on a memo drafted by former FBI Director James Comey. It says Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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White House Defends Trump's Conversation With Russian Officials

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The White House is defending President Trump's conversation with Russian officials as "wholly appropriate." The pushback comes after reports Trump had shared highly classified information.

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With Travel Ban On Hold, Where Do Things Stand With Enhanced Vetting?

Monday, May 15, 2017

President Trump's controversial travel ban is back in federal court on Monday. The ban was supposed to create time and space to allow for more careful scrutiny of people visiting the U.S.

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White House Sends Mixed Messages Over Comey Firing

Friday, May 12, 2017

The White House continues to wrestle with conflicting accounts of why President Trump fired of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

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Recused And Accused: Critics Say Sessions Should Have Stayed Out Of Comey Firing

Friday, May 12, 2017

Attorney General Sessions' recommendation that President Trump fire the FBI Director has raised eyebrows. Sessions had promised to keep his distance from an investigation of last year's campaign.

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Democrats Claim Sessions' Role In Comey's Firing Violates Recusal Pledge

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Justice Department says the attorney general's recommendation the FBI director be fired was based on ineffective leadership, not any investigation he was overseeing. But some Democrats say Jeff Sessions' role violates his pledge to stay out of any campaign-related investigations.

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After Comey Firing, Calls For Independent Probe Come In Lots Of Flavors

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The FBI director's firing has sparked new calls for an independent probe into Russia's election hacking and possible ties to the Trump campaign. Here are the shapes such an investigation could take.

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President Trump Fires James Comey As FBI Director

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey has been fired. President Trump wrote him a letter saying in part, "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust."

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President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

Monday, May 08, 2017

Trump is already putting his mark on the federal bench. Thanks to a large number of vacancies, he has a chance to make a big impression, quickly.

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Obama Warned Trump About Michael Flynn During Oval Office Meeting

Monday, May 08, 2017

Ex-Obama officials say their former boss raised red flags about the man who became Trump's national security adviser in a November Oval Office meeting. Trump ignored them; Flynn resigned in February.

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House Approval Of Health Care Bill Represents Major Victory For Trump

Friday, May 05, 2017

President Trump is still learning the ways of Washington. But House passage of the health care bill is a victory for the novice politician.

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