Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.


For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.


With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.


Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.


Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

Monday, August 18, 2014

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.


Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

Friday, August 15, 2014

A shift in police tactics helped ensure protests stayed peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Critics on both sides of the aisle say the response earlier in the week was heavy-handed and contributed to violence.


In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.


White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques commonly used by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.


Congress Pulls A Smooth Maneuver To Make Highway Payments

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lawmakers looking for ways to patch a hole in the Highway Trust Fund have zeroed in on a budget gimmick called "pension smoothing." Never heard of it? You're not alone.


Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.


Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.


Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.


Lawmakers Pitch A Gas Tax Hike To Replenish Dwindling Highway Funds

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.


Birth Control Ruling Is A Setback For White House

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.


Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Monday, June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.


Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Homeland Security chief on Wednesday visits Nogales, Arizona. He'll tour facilities where the government has been processing children from Central America who've been entering the U.S. illegally.


Cantor's Defeat Brings An End To Prickly Relationship With Obama

Friday, June 13, 2014

As the dust settles on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, some have begun to reflect on his relationship with President Obama. From the very start, it was a prickly one, with divisions only deepening throughout Obama's time in office.


Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?

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Obama Acts To Ease Student Loan Payments

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.


Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

Saturday, June 07, 2014

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.