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

No Labels preps playbook to select presidential candidates, broaden support

The group that’s preparing a potential third-party bid is seeking ways to grow grass roots before deciding whether to field candidates next year.

August 30, 2023

DeSantis group prepares $25 million ad buy in Iowa and New Hampshire

The commitment comes as supporters hope his debate performance reverses his polling slide.

August 26, 2023

Houston selected for 2028 Republican National Convention

The RNC changed its rules in early 2022 to start picking the convention site six years out, according to a Republican involved in the process.

August 25, 2023

Republican rivals clash sharply in combative debate with no Trump

The debate often pivoted around fiery exchanges, including several involving entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, a first-time millennial candidate.

August 24, 2023

RNC signs first candidate for debate with pledge to support nominee

By signing the pledge, Vivek Ramaswamy became the first candidate to formally qualify for the Aug. 23 debate in Milwaukee.

August 8, 2023

RFK Jr.’s politics of conspiracy

Today on “Post Reports,” the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the impact his candidacy could have on the 2024 election — even if he doesn’t come close to winning.

August 8, 2023

DeSantis super PAC shares cost for private air travel in unusual deal

Never Back Down has taken over many activities traditionally shouldered by candidates’ official campaigns.

August 5, 2023

Trump plans to use charges to revisit 2020 election, a fraught topic for GOP

Strategists in both parties agree that having Trump talking about election fraud and Jan. 6 hurts Republicans.

August 3, 2023

Pence role in Trump indictment sparks fresh tensions in 2024 race

A tit-for-tat exchange marked the latest chapter in a remarkable fissure between two former running mates.

August 2, 2023

Some GOP rivals offer more measured criticism of latest Trump indictment

The shifts reflect both the differing substance of Trump’s legal troubles and the growing combativeness of the Republican primary field.

August 1, 2023