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

Republican rivals, leaders rally around Donald Trump after indictment

Some GOP lawmakers and strategists see short-term gains for the former president in his quest for the nomination.

March 30, 2023

Arizona Democrats to sue No Labels to block third-party challenge

The lawsuit claims that Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, a Democrat, made an error in accepting signature petitions for the No Labels Party.

March 30, 2023

GOP donors open to other Trump challengers as DeSantis tries to find footing

Interviews show the desire for a backup option in 2024 has intensified amid questions about the Florida governor.

March 29, 2023

Pro-DeSantis PAC hires senior team from Cruz, Trump, Youngkin campaigns

Never Back Down has set itself up to receive donations of unlimited value to support the Florida governor’s presidential ambitions.

March 28, 2023

Top adviser to Youngkin moves to pro-DeSantis group

The move by Jeff Roe raises further doubts about Glenn Youngkin’s interest in a 2024 presidential campaign.

March 23, 2023

Mike Pence’s aides recognize he may have to testify before grand jury

The former vice president’s advisers have privately accepted the possibility that the he might have to testify against former president Donald Trump during an election season.

March 23, 2023

Trump campaign prepares for ‘new normal’: Running under indictment

The former president’s team is pressuring other Republicans to show support. But advisers privately acknowledged many potential risks.

March 21, 2023

Mike Pence, unmoored from Donald Trump, finds his old voice

The former vice president is banking on Republicans returning to more traditional conservatism after the turbulent Trump era.

March 19, 2023

Human Rights Campaign settles racial bias lawsuit with former leader

The nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group has “amiably” reached a confidential settlement with its former president, Alphonso David, who accused the group of racial bias after he was fired in 2021.

March 15, 2023

Ron DeSantis leads charge for more coercive conservative government

The Republican Florida governor's embrace of regulation of private business comes as many leaders on the right are revisiting their ideological boundaries.

March 10, 2023