Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar...


Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.


Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

Friday, January 09, 2015

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.


Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.


Growth In Manufacturing Tempered By Low-Wage Jobs

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

President Obama is touting growth in manufacturing jobs, but if they're low-wage jobs is that a good thing?


Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Chance With New Congress

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

With the new Congress sworn in and the GOP in charge, votes to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline are the first order of business.


2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The EPA moved ahead with far-reaching polices to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. And the president struck a landmark deal with China to curb its carbon output as well.


Jailed Cuban Spy's Wife Is Pregnant — With A Little Help From The U.S.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

Adriana Perez is expected to give birth to a baby girl in about two weeks.

That wouldn't be remarkable, except that Perez's husband, Gerardo Hernandez, spent most of the last decade-and-a-half in U.S. federal prison for leading a Cuban spy ring.

Hernandez was released last ...


Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.

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Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.


Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lawmakers grilled an MIT professor on Tuesday over controversial comments he made about Obamacare. Jon Gruber has been one of the law's strongest advocates, but he also said the law p...


Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.


Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Friday, December 05, 2014

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.


Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

President Obama talked to business leaders about tax reform, clashes on immigration and the potential for a government shutdown on Wednesday.


Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A working Ebola vaccine is still at least months away, and in the meantime, the epidemic is ravaging the economies of West Africa.


President Hopes To Draw Attention, And Funding, To Ebola Research

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Obama on Tuesday visits the National Institutes of Health, site of some promising anti-Ebola research, where he'll renew his call for Congress to approve $6 billion in funding to fight the disease.


Obama Awards Presidential Medal Of Freedom To 18 People

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and Stephen Sondheim are among the bold-faced names who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, on Monday.


Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.


President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.


Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.