Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Obama Leaves Election Results Behind, Travels To Asia

Monday, November 10, 2014

President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.


Obama, McConnell Look For Common Ground

Thursday, November 06, 2014

President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.


What Will Congress Do With A Republican Majority?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

President Obama is facing the last two years of his presidency with a Republican Senate. What does that mean his policies, his approach and the prospects for getting anything done?


Will Grumpy Americans Turn Out For The Midterms?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

As anxious and dispirited voters trudge to the polls, we look at what they're thinking about on Election Day.


Obama's Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democratic Races

Monday, November 03, 2014

President Obama rallied supporters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The last-minute swing was unusual for a president who's kept a relatively low profile on the campaign trail this year.


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.