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

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, a possible VP pick, is engaged to be married

Scott and Mindy Noce, a Charleston-area interior designer, began dating about a year ago.

January 21, 2024

No Labels asks Justice Department to investigate its opponents’ efforts

The government has not responded to the request to investigate opponents of the potential third-party presidential bid.

January 18, 2024

How Trump dominated Iowa — and held back DeSantis and Haley

Psychological warfare, strategic miscalculations and a sweet-spot finish made the former president’s comeback official.

January 16, 2024

Joe Biden closes out 2023 with a strong $97 million fundraising haul

His reelection campaign has seen a growing fundraising pace as his Republican rivals spend heavily on ads against each other.

January 15, 2024

The economy is improving under Biden. But many voters aren’t giving him credit.

Despite the statistics, the kitchen-table experience of Biden’s first term has meant that many voters have experienced the last few years as a time of relative economic hardship

January 14, 2024

Why a Trump win in Iowa may not mean victory later

Despite Donald Trump leading in the polls, victory in the GOP presidential primaries isn’t certain. Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Trump hopes to extinguish his opponents. But history has shown that not every winner in Iowa goes on to become the nominee.

January 12, 2024

Democratic group plans $140 million voter testimonial onslaught against Donald Trump

The effort will focus on appealing to working-class women in the northern swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

January 12, 2024

Immigration fear heats up Trump-Haley clash, dominates GOP ad spending

The issue, key to Donald Trump’s success, has fixated the party since the 2016 contest. Democrats expect it to surface again this year in the general election.

January 11, 2024

Biden holding private meetings at White House to reassure supporters

The sessions are designed in part to quell concerns about Biden’s age and energy level.

January 10, 2024

Republican ads get nastier, more frequent in Iowa and New Hampshire

As paid advertising grows to dominate the race, Haley’s forces dominate while Trump goes on offense in New Hampshire and DeSantis struggles to keep pace.

January 7, 2024