Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

In Drafting A Presidential Budget, Cost May Outweigh Benefit

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The president's budget no longer dictates policy as it once did, but the annual exercise in political theater continues — often receiving more criticism than praise. So what's the value in having it?


Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men

Thursday, February 27, 2014

President Obama is launching a new initiative aimed at helping young black and Hispanic men. He'll sign an executive order that sets up a task force to help keep them in school and out of prisons.


Obama To Launch Initiative To Help Young Black, Latino Men

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The program is to encourage young African American and Latino males facing a difficult environment and hard choices. The president is once again wading into turbulent racial waters.


After More Than A Year, Obama And Boehner Sit Down Just To Talk

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Speaker Boehner and President Obama are holding their first private conversation in 14 months — a streak that may say less about the two men than it does about politics, leadership and voters today.


Seahawks, Broncos Fans Mingle In D.C. Watering Hole

Sunday, February 02, 2014

All season long, it's been a convivial scene at Washington's Penn Quarter sports bar, where fans of the Denver Broncos cheered their team alongside fans of the Seattle Seahawks. The question is, what will happen there on Super Bowl Sunday, when the two teams face off?


Obama Pushes Employers To Consider The Long-Term Jobless

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Long-term unemployment is one of America's most pressing problems, with 4 million people out of work for six months or more. That number has remained stubbornly high, even as the overall unemployment rate has fallen. President Obama met with business leaders at the White House on Friday and urged them not to overlook qualified job applicants just because they've been out of work for a while.


Enrollment Jumps At, Though Totals Still Lag

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As of Nov. 30, more than 137,000 people had obtained health insurance through the federal website. Another 227,000 got coverage through the state exchanges. Users have until Dec. 23 to sign up if they want the health insurance coverage to start Jan. 1.


Administration Says You Can Now Escape HealthCare.Gov 'Prison'

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

People across the country hit a perplexing snag when trying to sign up for insurance on the federally run website. The site asked about their incarceration status, then locked up. The so-called prison glitch that stymied insurance shoppers has been fixed.

Comment Uses Waiting Room To Cool Traffic Surge

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Traffic on the government's health insurance website this week will test whether technical repairs have succeeded in boosting the website's capacity. Technical teams have been working to patch bugs and expand the website's capacity. But there were times on Monday when some users still had to be pushed into an online waiting room.


Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet

Friday, November 29, 2013

There has not been much of a Thanksgiving break for the team that's been working frantically to repair the website of the federal government's health insurance exchanges. After a disastrous debut last month, the Obama administration promised the site would be working smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by the end of November. Where do things stand?


Obama Should Benefit From Senate Rules Change

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Senate's vote on Thursday to change its rules and approve presidential appointments by a simple majority, presents new opportunities for the president. Until now, dozens of appointments to the administration and the federal bench have been held up because they could not get the needed 60 votes in the Senate.


Obama Honors Veterans And Promises Continued Support

Monday, November 11, 2013

President Obama's reached out to veterans Monday in a number of ways to mark the Veteran's Day holiday.


How An Ala. Primary Became A Referendum On The Republican Party

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Republicans will be looking for lessons in Tuesday's gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. The battle for the future of the party also played out in a smaller contest: a special primary election for Congress in southern Alabama.


Obama To Visit Dallas To Smooth Bumps In Health Care Sign-Up

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

President Obama travels to Dallas on Wednesday to meet with volunteers who've been working to educate consumers about the government's new health insurance marketplace. That task has been made more difficult by persistent technical problems plaguing the website.


Va. Governor's Race May Be Proxy For Broader National Debate

Monday, November 04, 2013

The partial government shutdown could deliver its first political victim in Tuesday's elections. Republican Ken Cuccinelli is trailing in the Virginia governor's race. Opponents have tried to tar Cuccinelli with the shutdown and other unpopular Tea Party policies. Cuccinelli is linking Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe to the troubled rollout of Obamacare.


Reduced Foodstamps Payouts Could Hurt The Economy

Friday, November 01, 2013

Food stamp recipients will see a cut in their benefits starting Friday. For the hungry and unemployed, more cuts may be coming. That's a challenge for the affected families, but it could also be a drain on the broader economy.


A Churchill 'Quote' That U.S. Politicians Will Never Surrender

Monday, October 28, 2013

Winston Churchill's backhanded compliment to Americans — that they'll always do the right thing, after trying everything else — is often repeated by members of Congress. There's no evidence that Churchill ever said it, but don't expect that to stop politicians from quoting it.


Obama: ACA Is Not, Low-Cost Insurance Is

Monday, October 21, 2013

President Obama has said that buying health insurance on the federal exchange should be as easy as buying goods on Amazon. However, the experience so far has been anything but easy. In a Rose Garden address Monday, Obama expressed his frustration with the problems and aimed to remind folks that the Affordable Care Act is not just a website.


Obama Puts Military Strike In Syria On Hold

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

President Obama addressed a skeptical nation Tuesday night, trying to make the case for military strikes on Syria. At the same time, the White House is exploring a possible diplomatic alternative that involves putting Syria's chemical weapons under international control.


Obama Wins Support From Only Half Of G-20

Saturday, September 07, 2013

The president is back in Washington Saturday after spending several days trying to convince world leaders at the G-20 summit in Russia that a U.S. strike against Syria is necessary. Ten of the G-20 leaders signed a statement in support of U.S. action. The other half remain wary.