Eugene Scott

Washington, D.C.

National political reporter on The Washington Post's breaking news team

Education: Harvard University, MPA; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA

Eugene Scott is a national political reporter on The Post's breaking news team. He previously wrote about identity politics for The Fix. And he also hosted "The Next Four Years" podcast available exclusively on Amazon Music. Scott was recently a fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics. And prior to joining the Post, Scott was a Washington correspondent at CNN Politics.
Latest from Eugene Scott

Election officials in Texas reject hundreds of ballot applications under state’s new voting restrictions

County clerks in some of the most populous counties such as Harris and Travis have rejected the applications due to new requirements for identification.

January 14, 2022

Rep. Hollingsworth says he won’t seek reelection, the 12th Republican to decide against another term

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.) is one of the few lawmakers to stick to a term-limit pledge.

January 12, 2022

On Jan. 6 anniversary, Biden calls out Trump for ‘web of lies’ about 2020 election

President Biden, Vice President Harris and members of Congress marked the first anniversary of the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob intent on overturning the results of the 2020 election.

January 6, 2022

Biden to speak in Atlanta next week on urgency of passing voting rights bills

The speech comes as Senate Republicans oppose legislation that would make it easier for Americans to vote.

January 5, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Facebook for 24 hours for covid-19 misinformation, one day after Twitter account suspension

The Georgia Republican has been widely accused of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus on social media.

January 3, 2022

Westchester DA won’t charge Andrew Cuomo despite ‘credible’ allegations

The Westchester County District Attorney conducted the investigations after receiving two more allegations.

December 28, 2021

Biden tells governors next steps to fight pandemic are at the state level

Biden sought to highlight what his administration is doing to respond to the omicron variant outbreak that is sweeping the United States and the world.

December 27, 2021

House Jan. 6 committee requests information from and meeting with GOP Rep. Jim Jordan about his contact with Trump

In a letter to Jordan, the committee’s chairman noted that the Ohio Republican “had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th.”

December 22, 2021

Florida Trump supporters arrested on charges of casting more than one vote in 2020 election

Jay Ketcik, John Rider and Joan Halstead, who all live in The Villages in Sumter County, Fla., face felony charges and up to five years in prison.

December 14, 2021

Biden hails Bob Dole as a ‘genuine hero,’ praises courage and integrity at memorial service

President Biden, actor Tom Hanks and others paid tribute to former senator and decorated World War II veteran Bob Dole at Washington National Cathedral and the World War II Memorial.

December 10, 2021