Peter Slevin
Reporter

Peter Slevin is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post. He has spent the past six years exploring politics and the themes and personalities that animate the national debate. In Chicago and on the campaign trial, he helped chronicle the rise of Barack Obama and he has written extensively about the home front of the Iraq and Afghan wars. Previously, Slevin covered foreign policy for The Post and spent seven years in Europe for The Miami Herald covering the collapse of the Soviet empire.

Latest by Peter Slevin

Gun violence rising in Obama’s adopted home town

Gun violence rising in Obama’s adopted home town

Beyond Newtown, Conn.: Chicago grapples with the shootings of its young as the death toll soars.

Lanza family struggled with son Adam’s difficulties

Lanza family struggled with son Adam’s difficulties

A clearer portrait of the family is emerging through interviews around the country and divorce documents.

Showdown in Chicago: Educators aim to teach their ‘bully’ mayor a lesson

Showdown in Chicago: Educators aim to teach their ‘bully’ mayor a lesson

Rahm Emanuel is known for his blunt leadership style, but a striking union could force him to adjust.