Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Hollywood starlets will mingle with politicians and even humble reporters in Washington on Saturday night. That can only mean one thing: the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. The black-tie event has evolved into a glitzy celebrity roast, but it began as a simple chance for journalists to break bread with ...

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Out Of White House Meeting, Obama And Merkel Emerge United On Russia

Friday, May 02, 2014

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press confere...

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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A bill to increase the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday, as Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bypass a filibuster.

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Century-Old Jewish Mural Was Hidden For Decades In Vermont

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In the late 1800s, Jewish immigrants brought the Eastern European tradition of synagogue murals to Burlington. Now one such mural, painted in 1910, is being restored.

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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For Fences

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he's defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.

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Washington Levels New Sanctions At Russia, Pulls Some Punches

Monday, April 28, 2014

In response to events in Ukraine, the Treasury Department added sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 companies. The Obama administration has refrained from targeting whole sect...

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Conservatives Yet To Rally Around Obamacare Replacement

Monday, April 28, 2014

Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they've been light on details of what the alternative might look like.

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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.

The White House released the president's tax return last week. It shows he and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098. That's an effective tax rate of 20.4 ...

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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 insuran...

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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 appeared divided on Thursday as they listened to arguments in a case on whether Utah's same-sex marriage ban is constitutional.

The ban, approved by Utah voters in 2004, was struck down by a lower court in the wake of the ...

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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

President Obama and his supporters had a rare opportunity to celebrate this week.

A last-minute surge in people signing up for health insurance sent the total government enrollment figures over the seven-million mark.

That number seemed out of reach just a few months ago, when a crash-prone website threatened to ...

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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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