Scott Horsley

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.

The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on Senator John McCain's White House bid in 2008 and Senator John Kerry's campaign in 2004. Thanks to this experience, Horsley has become an expert in the motel shampoo offerings of various battleground states.

Horsley took up the White House beat after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before joining NPR in 2001, Horsley was a reporter for member station KPBS-FM, where he received numerous honors, including a Public Radio News Directors' award for coverage of the California energy crisis.

Earlier in his career, Horsley worked as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and as a news writer and reporter for commercial radio stations in Boston and Concord, New Hampshire. Horsley began his professional career as a production assistant for NPR's Morning Edition.

Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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Politics
3:16 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Will Grumpy Americans Turn Out For The Midterms?

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:32 pm

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8:14 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Obama's Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democratic Races

President Obama stands with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy in Bridgeport on Sunday. Malloy is in a tough re-election battle with Republican Tom Foley. The president spent the weekend trying to energize the Democratic base to get out and vote in Tuesday's midterm elections.
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Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:59 pm

It's crunch time for campaign workers across the country. With the midterm elections just one day away, Republicans and Democrats are scrambling to turn out every possible vote.

President Obama spent the weekend rallying 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. But whether he wants to or not, Obama is playing an outsized role in shaping the political landscape.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:41 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 5:16 pm

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Politics
3:51 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 6:01 am

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Health
4:11 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 5:54 pm

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Politics
4:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

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

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

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U.S.
4:21 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Secret Service Missteps Revive Questions About Prostitution Scandal

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 5:28 pm

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Business
5:13 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 8:58 am

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Politics
4:06 am
Tue October 7, 2014

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

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 6:13 am

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