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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

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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As Sebelius Steps Down, Obama Taps Budget Director To Replace Her

Friday, April 11, 2014

President Obama bid farewell Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose lengthy tenure was marred by the botched rollout of the government's health insurance website. Obama wants his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Friday, April 11, 2014

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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Pioneering Black Newsman In The White House Belatedly Gets His Due

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Franklin Roosevelt first allowed Harry McAlpin to cover a presidential news conference, the White House Correspondents' Association objected. Now, it is naming a scholarship in his honor.

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Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

It's no surprise that Democrats are pushing the equal pay issue: It's a political winner among women. But the economics behind the current inequity and the challenges of righting it are complicated.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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Cause For Hope And Frustration In the Shadow Of ACA Deadline

Monday, March 31, 2014

As the Affordable Care Act's midnight deadline draws near, there has been a surge in last-minute signups. The heavy traffic has caused both glitches in the website and optimism from some forecasters.

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Obama Aims To Soothe Strained Relations In Saudi Arabia

Friday, March 28, 2014

President Obama met Friday with the king of Saudi Arabia. There's considerable friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship at the moment, with key differences over Syria and Iran.

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Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues

Friday, March 21, 2014

President Obama met Friday with executives from several high-profile tech companies worried over government surveillance practices, a topic that scrambles the usual political landscape.

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Obama Ratchets Up Sanctions Against Putin's Personal Allies

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Obama administration is widening the scope of economic sanctions aimed at Russia. The White House hopes to penalize its annexation of Crimea and discourage any further incursion into Ukraine.

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In ACA March Madness, Obama's Bracket Is Just A Role Player

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In an annual ritual, President Obama filled out his NCAA tournament bracket. Beyond his picks, though, he's got an ulterior motive — convincing young people to enroll in health care exchanges.

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A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, more healthful versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

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With Sanctions, Obama Aims For Those Close To Putin

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.

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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

Friday, March 14, 2014

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.

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