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

Biden team plans television ads after Tuesday reelection announcement

President Biden is expected to release a video Tuesday announcing he is seeking a return to the White House at a tumultuous moment

April 24, 2023

Nikki Haley to make antiabortion pitch with eye on swing voters

Haley is set to deliver a speech Tuesday aiming to put her stamp on the issue as an unapologetic antiabortion voice who can nonetheless win back moderates who other Republican candidates alienated in the midterms.

April 24, 2023

Inside the final days before Biden announces his reelection bid

The last-minute scramble as Biden looks to release a video Tuesday officially declaring his 2024 candidacy

April 22, 2023

Biden preparing to announce reelection campaign next week

Aides are looking to release a video on Tuesday declaring President Biden's bid to return to the White House in 2024.

April 20, 2023

Biden team invites donors to Washington as reelection launch nears

President Biden will meet with donors next week as talks intensify on announcing a reelection bid.

April 19, 2023

DeSantis group plans field program, showing the expanding role of super PACs

The Never Back Down group backing the Florida governor’s potential 2024 bid aims to conduct many activities traditionally handled by a candidate’s official campaign.

April 19, 2023

Trump team prepares to fight efforts to block him from ballots over Jan. 6

Attorneys from two nonprofits plan to argue that the U.S. Constitution bars Trump from office because he engaged in an insurrection during the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

April 18, 2023

You asked: Would ranked-choice voting help or hurt Trump?

How would ranked-choice voting affect Republicans in 2024? We answered this reader question in a recent live chat.

April 17, 2023

Biden adviser resigns to prepare for House bid in Rhode Island

Gabe Amo, a special assistant to President Biden, will join what’s expected to be a crowded field of Democrats vying to replace retiring Rep. David N. Cicilline.

April 16, 2023

Chicago wins late August Democratic nominating convention in 2024

The party opted for the largest city in the Midwest over Atlanta, in part to highlight the regional battlegrounds of Michigan and Wisconsin.

April 11, 2023