Michael Scherer

national political reporter, Washington Post

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National political reporter for the Washington Post.

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy today, and former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to follow on Wednesday.

What to expect this primary season from presidential candidates?

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy today, and former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to follow on Wednesday.

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“Trump deserves to be impeached, but that doesn’t mean impeachment is a good idea. … It distracts Democrats from their strong suits.

Impeaching Trump could hurt Democrats in 2020

“Trump deserves to be impeached, but that doesn’t mean impeachment is a good idea. … It distracts Democrats from their strong suits.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It was a historic day in Washington D.C., with the House of Representatives voting on two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.   
  House Speaker Nancy…

After impeachment vote, who will pay the price in 2020?

It was a historic day in Washington D.C., with the House of Representatives voting on two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  House Speaker Nancy…

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