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

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.

Emanuel is tested as outcry over Chicago police shooting continues

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.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has not considered resigning as anger continues over police shooting

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has not considered resigning as anger continues over police shooting

Emanuel, who has called the shooting of Laquan McDonald “profoundly hideous,” denied that politics played any role in his refusal to release the video in the months between the killing and the mayoral election.

Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’t quell anger in Chicago

Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’t quell anger in Chicago

Leaders of City Council’s black caucus call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove his police chief.