Peter Slevin
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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.

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Liberals hope to use Obamacare rewrite to turn activism into change

Liberals hope to use Obamacare rewrite to turn activism into change

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

How Michelle Obama became a singular American voice

The heart of the first lady’s efforts was a message about the country’s persistent inequities of race, class and gender.

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

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.

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

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.