Ayesha Rascoe Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.
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Ayesha Rascoe

White House Reporter

Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.

Prior to joining NPR, she covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling President Barack Obama's final year in office and the beginning days of the Trump administration. Rascoe began her reporting career at Reuters, covering energy and environmental policy news, including the 2010 BP oil spill and the U.S. response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. She also spent a year covering energy legal issues and court cases.

She graduated from Howard University in 2007 with a B.A. in journalism.

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Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 17

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Trump Administration Brings Back Some Federal Workers As Shutdown Drags On

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Trump Visits Texas To Make His Case For A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

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President Trump Argues For A Border Wall In Oval Office Address

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President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding

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As 2019 Begins, Trump And Democrats Disagree Over Government Funding

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Negotiations To End Government Shutdown Haven't Made Much Progress

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The Best Political Music Of 2018

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Government Shuts Down Over Stalemate On Border Wall Funding

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The Latest On The Looming Government Shutdown

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Earns Senate Approval, Moves Closer To Becoming Law

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How Trump Went From 'Tough On Crime' To 'Second Chance' For Felons

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

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