Latest from Peter Slevin

Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue

New activists said the presidential contest brought them into politics, but their focus stayed closer to home.

November 23, 2018

Seven takeaways from the first stop on Michelle Obama’s book tour

The book tour for Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” began a few miles from her childhood home and will carry her around the country.

November 14, 2018

Michelle Obama’s vacation is over. Now she’s claiming her own spotlight.

In the coming months, she’ll be matching a pair of policy initiatives marketed by A-list celebrities with a mega-book tour unlike any book tour, well, ever.

October 11, 2018

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Las Vegas, warns against apathy

The former first lady headlined her first event related to the midterm elections.

September 24, 2018

‘You can’t just gloss over this history’: The movement to honor Ida B. Wells gains momentum

The largely overlooked crusader for racial justice exposed the crime of lynching. Wells’s great-granddaughter wants to build a monument to her.

June 15, 2018

Wisconsin Democratic senator echoes Trump’s economic message in her reelection bid

Tammy Baldwin is one of several Democratic senators running in 2018 in states Trump won.

April 7, 2017

Liberals hope to use Obamacare rewrite to turn activism into change

MoveOn.org leads an alliance of progressive groups in Sunday night conference calls.

March 13, 2017

Michelle Obama slams Trump for trafficking in ‘fears and lies’ and insulting women

At a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton at La Salle University, the first lady attempts to energize young voters.

September 28, 2016

Why Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech was a major turning point for her

Melania Trump’s speech contained a few of the same phrases but none of the sentiment or the specifics.

July 20, 2016

Emanuel is tested as outcry over Chicago police shooting continues

The city’s mayor, who has navigated national politics with skill, is perhaps facing his toughest challenge.

December 3, 2015