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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.

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Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.

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President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

Monday, June 29, 2015

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.

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Ground Shifts As Politicians Try To Stake Out Positions On Gay Marriage

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, where will the political battle lines be drawn next?

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Supreme Court Rules That All States Must Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Friday, June 26, 2015

In 5-to-4 decision, the court upheld the nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion. David Greene speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson and Scott Horsley.

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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

Thursday, June 25, 2015

President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists its way forward.

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In Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Nationwide

Thursday, June 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of loved ones.

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Raised Around Cry For Smaller Government, Rand Paul Carries The Torch

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In Lake Jackson, Texas, where Paul grew up, he learned politics and his small-government philosophy around his family's kitchen table.

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House Rejects Legislation To Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Friday, June 12, 2015

Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.

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Obama Defends Health Care Law As Supreme Court Ruling Nears

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

President Obama defends the health care reform law as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a ruling in a case that could dismantle it. The law still remains controversial politically.

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Obama: U.S. Lacks A 'Complete Strategy' For Training Iraqi Forces

Monday, June 08, 2015

President Obama said the U.S. does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces in their fight against the self-declared Islamic State after the G-7 summit in Germany.

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Politics In The News: Obama At G7 Summit

Monday, June 08, 2015

President Obama is in Germany for a summit with leaders of the biggest industrial democracies. Monday's meetings focus on climate change and terrorism.

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Obama administration announces a regulation it says is aimed at protecting the country's rivers, lakes and other waterways from pollution. But critics say it's a massive regulatory overreach.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State

Friday, May 22, 2015

President Obama says the U.S. is not losing the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, but his strategy has come under criticism after the fall of Ramadi.

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Obama To Regulate Police Use Of Some Military-Style Hardware

Monday, May 18, 2015

President Obama visited Camden, N.J., Monday to discuss recommendations from his task force on 21st century policing. The White House is setting new limits on police use of military hardware.

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Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Friday, May 15, 2015

President Obama hosted representatives from half-a-dozen Sunni Arab countries at Camp David on Thursday. Their confidence in the U.S. has been shaken by the president's diplomatic outreach to Iran.

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President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

Thursday, May 14, 2015

President Obama meets with officials from six Persian Gulf countries at Camp David to reassure them about the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.

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