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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6:54am

Sat July 4, 2015
National Security

The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 10:04 am

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3:30pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Politics

Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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3:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Politics

Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:14 pm

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3:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Politics

Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:35 pm

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9:22pm

Mon June 29, 2015
It's All Politics

President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:17 am

President Obama signs a presidential memorandum in March of 2014 that directed the Department of Labor construct a new set of overtime rules, with the goal of making more employees eligible for overtime pay.
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President Obama is expected to release this week a long-awaited rule governing overtime that could affect 5 million people as soon as next year, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to NPR.

The proposed rule would more than double the salary cap under which most workers would qualify for overtime pay whenever they work more than 40 hours a week, the source said. The cap would be raised from $23,660 to $50,440, and indexed to wage growth or inflation, ensuring the cap would move with the overall economy.

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