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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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U.S. Strategy In Yemen Represents Standard Counterterrorism Plan

Friday, March 27, 2015

Despite the current chaos in Yemen, the White House insists U.S. action in that country represents a model for its counterterrorism strategy. A look at what is behind that assertion.

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Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.

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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.

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Interior Department Issues New Federal Rules On 'Fracking'

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Obama administration introduced new rules Friday to regulate oil and gas "fracking" on federal lands.

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How President Obama Wants To Shrink The Government's Carbon Footprint

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With hundreds of thousands of buildings and vehicles, the government is the nation's single biggest energy consumer.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The president defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Friday, March 13, 2015

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Friday, March 06, 2015

Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.

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In Using Personal Email, Aide Says Clinton Didn't Break Law

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a personal email address when conducting official business rather than using a government address. What impact will the disclosure have on Clinton's reputation as she considers a presidential bid?

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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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Governors Meeting Allows 2016 Hopefuls To Grab The Spotlight

Friday, February 20, 2015

This weekend's National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., offers an opportunity for ambitious governors to grab the spotlight and preen for 2016.

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White House Worries Extremists Are Winning The Propaganda War

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Obama administration's effort to counter violent extremism includes trying to find a way to fight the messages of sectarian strife coming from groups like the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Homegrown Terrorism

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Preventing homegrown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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