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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4:06am

Tue December 2, 2014
Global Health

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

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:44 am

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9:54am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:46 am

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

And this morning, House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in. He delivered a statement reacting to President Obama's plans to overhaul the country's immigration system. Here's some of what he had to say.

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5:30pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Politics

Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 7:17 pm

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4:14pm

Thu November 20, 2014
The Two-Way

7 Questions About The President's Immigration Plan Answered

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 3:52 pm

One-year-old Lavon Massey holds a sign as part of a protest outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New Orleans on Wednesday. Organizers were drawing attention to the possibility that many undocumented immigrants may not be shielded by the president's executive order.
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This post was updated on Dec. 1, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.

President Obama is set to announce executive action tonight, granting temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what we know so far:

1. What kind of relief is the president offering?

Obama's move lifts the threat of deportation — at least temporarily. But it does not provide the full path to citizenship as envisioned under a comprehensive immigration bill.

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4:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
Politics

Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:12 am

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