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. In her current role, she covers breaking news and policy developments from the White House. Rascoe also travels and reports on many of President Trump's foreign trips, including his 2019 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, and his 2018 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. As a part of the White House team, she's also a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast.

Prior to joining NPR, Rascoe 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, such as 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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Democrats Conclude Opening Arguments; Election Security Risks Persist

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Opening Statements Recap: Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Trump

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Trump Broke Budget Law In Withholding Ukraine Aid, Says Government Watchdog

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GAO: Trump Broke Budget Law When He Froze Ukraine Funds

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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes

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After Weeks of Delay, House Transmits Articles of Impeachment to Senate

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After Missile Attack By Iran, President Trump Tweets: All Is Well

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Congressional Democrats Plan Vote on Trump's War Powers

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Trump Orders Baghdad Strike That Killed Iranian General

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House Advances Major Budget Deal As Trump Bemoans Impeachment

President Trump sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday, criticizing Democrats for the impeachment proceedings, which he calls "an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power ... unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history."

House Advances Major Budget Deal As Trump Bemoans Impeachment

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Special Coverage: House Democrats' Impeachment Articles Against President Trump

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