Michael Scherer

Washington, D.C.

National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House

Education: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS in journalism; University of California at Santa Cruz, BA in literature

Michael Scherer is a national political reporter at The Washington Post. He was previously the Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, where he also served as the White House correspondent. Before joining Time, he was the Washington correspondent for Salon.com.
Latest from Michael Scherer

After the overturning of Roe, many Republicans want to change the subject

While Democrats have leaned heavily into elevating abortion concerns, Republicans in midterm races have often been avoiding questions or taking pains to shift the topic.

June 29, 2022

Conservatives on the march: GOP gains ground despite Democratic control

The conservative Supreme Court's landmark victories this week on abortion and guns capped a year-long string of victories on the right.

June 26, 2022

Supreme Court goes against public opinion in rulings on abortion, guns

Until recently, the court hewed closely to shifting public views on key social issues like same-sex marriage, private sexual conduct, workplace protections for transgender people, and popular support for laws and executive orders on immigration and health care.

June 24, 2022

Greitens’s violent ad sets off GOP scramble to stop his Senate bid

GOP operatives and donors are privately working to undercut the Senate campaign of Eric Greitens after he released an ad hunting down members of his own party.

June 23, 2022

Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers

The strategy has diverted some of the focus away from federal races toward governor and secretary of state races, election-administrator contests and measures aimed at protecting ballot access and tabulation.

June 22, 2022

Republicans could hold key to 2024 Democratic nomination calendar

Democratic plans to sidestep Iowa are complicated by the need for GOP agreement to move Michigan or Minnesota to the front of the line.

June 21, 2022

Biden sends every signal he is running again

His advisers are studying campaign plans but cannot shake worries about his readiness.

June 17, 2022

Bill Stepien broke with Trump after 2020 — but not all his candidates did

Trump’s former campaign manager represents many Republicans who have entertained false claims that the election was stolen.

June 13, 2022

DNC: New York and Nebraska Democrats won’t go early in 2024 primaries

The DNC is still considering applications of 16 other states and Puerto Rico.

June 11, 2022

The shadow race is underway for the Republican presidential nomination

At least 15 potential 2024 candidates are traveling the country, huddling with donors or testing out messages — even if Trump runs.

June 11, 2022