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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Donald Trump Appears To Soften Position On Immigration

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggests he may be shifting his position on one of the signature issues of his campaign: immigration.

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Obama Visits Flood Ravaged Baton Rouge, La.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

President Obama travels to flood ravaged Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, just days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paid a visit.

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Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.

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State Department: Iran Payment Used As 'Leverage' In Prisoner Swap

Friday, August 19, 2016

State Department officials say a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on its release of U.S. prisoners. The revelation is fueling critics who say the White House paid ransom to Iran.

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Trump Proposes 'Extreme Vetting' For Immigrants, But How Would It Work?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Donald Trump proposed "extreme vetting" for potential immigrants, saying the U.S. should only accept newcomers who share the country's values and respect its people. NPR looks at how that would work.

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Trump Shakes Up Top Campaign Staff, With Less Than 3 Months To Election Day

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Trump campaign is naming Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as chief executive, and is also promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will stay on as campaign chairman.

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Giuliani Claims U.S. Had No Terrorist Attacks Pre-Obama

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

That's not true, of course, and it's interesting coming from the man who was mayor of New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Trump Proposes New, Ideological Test For Some Visitors And Immigrants

Monday, August 15, 2016

In a foreign policy address, Donald Trump also proposed several steps to fight ISIS that are part of existing White House strategy.

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Trump Campaign Chair Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As 'Silly'

Monday, August 15, 2016

"The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical," Paul Manafort said after The New York Times reported $12.7 million listed in a political party's "black ledger."

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Clinton Releases 2015 Tax Returns; Pressure On Trump To Do The Same

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton last week released her latest tax returns. It's a move to pressure Trump to release his tax records but it also underscores the wealth that the Clinton's have amassed in recent years.

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Clinton, Trump Are On Opposite Ends Of The Foreign Policy Spectrum

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Republican Donald Trump sees the U.S. as the skinny kid on the beach getting sand kicked in his face. Democrat Hillary Clinton sees a world where the U.S. still very much reins as a superpower.

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U.S. Economy Continues Growth Ahead Of Presidential Election

Friday, August 05, 2016

With new jobs numbers out Friday and the recent anemic growth in the GDP, NPR takes stock of the economy three months before the election.

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Obama Renews Promise To Defeat ISIS, Scoffs At Claims Of Election Rigging

Friday, August 05, 2016

President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. He talked about the presidential campaign, a recently discovered cash payment to Iran, and efforts to defeat ISIS.

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Obama Commutes Sentences Of 214 Federal Inmates

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

President Obama Monday commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates. Clemency for non violent drug offenses has been a focus of the Obama administration, and it has overseen the commutations of more prisoners than the previous nine administrations combined.

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Obama Touts Benefits Of Pacific Trade Deal With Singapore's Prime Minister

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

During a meeting Tuesday with the prime minister of Singapore, President Obama touted the benefits of the Trans-Pacific trade deal. But with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both on record against the deal, Obama faces a narrow path to ratification.

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Implicitly Rebuking Trump, Obama Praises Gold Star Families For Sacrifice

Monday, August 01, 2016

Without using names, the president's remarks at a veterans event supported the father of a slain soldier who had said Donald Trump "sacrificed nothing and no one."

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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

Thursday, July 28, 2016

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis and context and fact-checking key portions.

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With All Eyes On Her, Hillary Clinton Steps Up To The Mound To Make Her Pitch

Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention, and Hillary Clinton is set to take the stage, to accept the nomination and make the case for her White House bid.

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On A Night Capped By Obama, Democrats Aim To Stress National Security

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, party officials are rolling out some of their heaviest hitters — including headliner President Obama.

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At Democratic Convention, Obama To Rally For Clinton — And His Own Legacy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

President Obama hopes to "pass the baton" to Hillary Clinton — not just because he supports her but because a Republican president could reverse some of his signature initiatives.

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