Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near

Friday, October 31, 2014

President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day.


Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?


Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."


Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The White House abruptly cancelled President Obama's campaign trip on Wednesday so he could hold a meeting on the federal response to Ebola.


Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.


Secret Service Missteps Revive Questions About Prostitution Scandal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The spotlight on the Secret Service after recent security breaches has spilled over to the White House staff, and it's renewed old questions about a 2012 Colombian prostitution scandal.


Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.


Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.


Obama Plays Off Positive Jobs Report But Voters May Not Buy It

Friday, October 03, 2014

The White House says the new jobs numbers are evidence its policies are working. It's a message President Obama is taking on the road, but it's unclear if it will move voters in the midterm elections.


Obama's Approval Rating Dragged Down By Economic Disconnect

Friday, October 03, 2014

President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.


White House Tries To Keep Fence Jumpers At Bay With ... Another Fence

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amid criticism over multiple security breaches at the White House, the Secret Service has erected a second fence around the North Lawn. Critics call it an eyesore.


Obama Administration Eager To Find Holder's Successor

Friday, September 26, 2014

What does Eric Holder's departure as Attorney General mean for the Justice Department and the issues it contends with — from civil rights to terrorism?


Obama At U.N.: Ebola A 'Growing Threat' To Regional, Global Security

Thursday, September 25, 2014

President Obama addressed a UN meeting on Ebola and urged other nations to join in the effort to fight the crisis.


At U.N., Obama Vows To Dismantle Islamic State

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

At the United Nations, President Obama made the case for American intervention in the Mideast to counter ISIS, but called for an international response against that threat and others.

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Obama's U.N. Speech Aims To Enlist Others In Fight Against ISIS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Council.


At U.N., Attention Divided Between Air Strikes And Climate Chage

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

President Obama headed to the UN on Tuesday with a new bombing campaign underway in Syria and the ability to tout an Arab coalition against ISIS. Fighting the threat posed by ISIS is a major focus of the UN gathering in New York. The president also turned his attention to another global issue, climate change.


All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Monday, September 22, 2014

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.


Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.


Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The center reopens after a two-year, $12.5 million renovation. It provides a window into the White House and the first family that calls it home.


Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.