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

Post Politics Now: House elects McCarthy as speaker after days of defeats and concessions

Republican Kevin McCarthy offered a package of concessions that moved many of the GOP holdouts to his corner.

January 7, 2023

House adjourns until noon Friday, without a speaker, as Republicans continue to work on a deal

Republican Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) is hoping late-hour concessions to GOP defectors eventually will allow him to claim the gavel of House speaker.

January 5, 2023

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow won’t seek reelection in 2024

Stabenow said Thursday she won’t seek reelection in 2024, creating an open Senate seat in the swing state of Michigan.

January 5, 2023

Who is Byron Donalds? The latest Republican nominee for House speaker.

Hard-right Republicans nominated GOP lawmaker Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) to be House speaker, an alternative to caucus leader Kevin McCarthy.

January 4, 2023

Post Politics Now: House adjourns without electing a speaker after negotiations among GOP

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) has came up well short of a majority in six rounds of voting stretching over two days.

January 4, 2023

Post Politics Now: House adjourns with no speaker after McCarthy fails to win third ballot

The new Senate also gaveled into session Tuesday but with far less drama than in the House, where it could take multiple ballots to elect a speaker.

January 3, 2023

What we’ve learned from Trump’s tax returns

A look at some of the key numbers from Trump's tax returns

December 30, 2022

Biden grants full pardons to six people who served their sentences

The president granted full pardons to six people, including a decorated Army veteran involved in marijuana trafficking more than 25 years ago and an 80-year-old woman convicted of killing her abusive husband nearly a half-century ago.

December 30, 2022

Zelensky tells Congress Ukraine is ‘alive and kicking’

Zelensky's first trip out of Ukraine since Russia's invasion comes as U.S. lawmakers race to pass a funding bill that includes aid for Ukraine.

December 21, 2022

Sweeping spending bill would ban TikTok on government devices

The prohibition is the latest step by governments, mostly at the state level, to try to curb TikTok’s reach.

December 20, 2022