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Peter Weber

Senior editor

Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.

How the U.S. killed Al Qaeda's leader, and no one else, with a flying 'knife bomb'
unmanned aerial vehicle
Briefing

How the U.S. killed Al Qaeda's leader, and no one else, with a flying 'knife bomb'

The lesson of Kansas
Voting booth
Opinion

The lesson of Kansas

Dick Cheney calls Trump 'threat to our republic' in new Liz Cheney ad
Dick Cheney
2022 ad watch

Dick Cheney calls Trump 'threat to our republic' in new Liz Cheney ad

Kari Lake wins Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary
Kari Lake
2022 Primaries

Kari Lake wins Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary

Democrats' climate and health bill on track after Kyrsten Sinema signs on
Kyrsten Sinema, Patty Murray
50-50

Democrats' climate and health bill on track after Kyrsten Sinema signs on

Democrats working to get Sen. Sinema to yes on key climate, health bill
Kyrsten Sinema
Reading the Sinema tea

Democrats working to get Sen. Sinema to yes on key climate, health bill

Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer defeated by Trump-backed rival
Rep. Peter Meijer
1 for 3

Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer defeated by Trump-backed rival

Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers broadcaster, dies at 94
Vin Scully
Rest in Peace

Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers broadcaster, dies at 94

Missouri GOP picks Eric Schmitt for Senate. Democrats tap Budweiser heir.
Eric Schmitt
ERIC wins

Missouri GOP picks Eric Schmitt for Senate. Democrats tap Budweiser heir.

Kansas voters soundly reject anti-abortion amendment
Abortion rights supporters celebrate in Kansas
Abortion Fights

Kansas voters soundly reject anti-abortion amendment

What to know about COVID's seriously contagious BA.5 subvariant
COVID.
Briefing

What to know about COVID's seriously contagious BA.5 subvariant

Colbert's Late Show pokes Fox & Friends over Secret Service's deleted Jan. 6 texts
Fox & Friends
Last Night on Late Night

Colbert's Late Show pokes Fox & Friends over Secret Service's deleted Jan. 6 texts

U.S. is sending Ukraine more long-range HIMARS rocket systems
Ukrainian forces fire HIMARS rockets
Arsenal of Democracy

U.S. is sending Ukraine more long-range HIMARS rocket systems

Senate Republicans caught off guard by GOP support for same-sex marriage bill
Mitch McConnell
GOP in disarray

Senate Republicans caught off guard by GOP support for same-sex marriage bill

The incredible shrinking reconciliation package
President Biden.
Briefing

The incredible shrinking reconciliation package

All 16 Georgia fake Trump electors 'targets' of Fulton County investigation
Jan. 6 committee
Georgia on their Mind

All 16 Georgia fake Trump electors 'targets' of Fulton County investigation

Maryland Republicans pick Trump-endorsed Dan Cox in gubernatorial primary
Dan Cox
Right Now

Maryland Republicans pick Trump-endorsed Dan Cox in gubernatorial primary

Paul, McConnell trade blame for Biden dropping anti-abortion judge nomination
Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul
Kentucky vs. Kentucky

Paul, McConnell trade blame for Biden dropping anti-abortion judge nomination

2 Trump aides expected to testify in Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearings
Matthew Pottinger
Closing arguments

2 Trump aides expected to testify in Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearings

Feds decline to charge Colbert crew, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
all bark no bite

Feds decline to charge Colbert crew, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Doctor who treated 10-year-old rape victim warns Indiana AG to stop defaming her
Todd Rokita
Abortion Fights

Doctor who treated 10-year-old rape victim warns Indiana AG to stop defaming her

Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial expected to be swift
Steve Bannon
Bannon on Trial

Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial expected to be swift

3 people, gunman killed in Indiana mall shooting, police say
Police tape
Mass Shootings

3 people, gunman killed in Indiana mall shooting, police say

The Roe decision changes Dems' midterm math
Voting.
Opinion

The Roe decision changes Dems' midterm math

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated
Shinzo Abe's death
Rest in Peace

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated

Japan's Shinzo Abe in 'severe condition' after being shot with handmade gun
Gunman who shot Shinzo Abe
'There has never been anything like this'

Japan's Shinzo Abe in 'severe condition' after being shot with handmade gun

Why Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to Russian drug charges
Brittney Griner
Free Brittney

Why Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to Russian drug charges

Reports: Ex-Japanese leader Shinzo Abe shot, hospitalized in grave condition
Shinzo Abe
Breaking News

Reports: Ex-Japanese leader Shinzo Abe shot, hospitalized in grave condition

Trump's IRS audited ex-FBI leaders Trump regards as enemies
Andrew McCabe, James Comey
Conincidence?

Trump's IRS audited ex-FBI leaders Trump regards as enemies

Britain's Johnson resigns as Conservative leader, tries to remain prime minister
Boris Johnson
Bye Bye Boris

Britain's Johnson resigns as Conservative leader, tries to remain prime minister

How bad was the Supreme Court's EPA ruling, really?
A smokestack.
Opinion

How bad was the Supreme Court's EPA ruling, really?

Police: Highland Park gunman confessed to shooting, considered 2nd one in Madison
Highland Park
Confessions

Police: Highland Park gunman confessed to shooting, considered 2nd one in Madison

Uvalde police officer reportedly missed chance to shoot gunman before massacre
Uvalde shooting memorial
Missed shots

Uvalde police officer reportedly missed chance to shoot gunman before massacre

Georgia monument bombed, destroyed after GOP candidate called it 'Satanic'
Georgia Guidestones
Conspiracy Theory in Action

Georgia monument bombed, destroyed after GOP candidate called it 'Satanic'

Highland Park shooting victims were age 35 to 88, leave grieving families
Anderson Cooper remembers the Highland Park dead
Highland Park Shooting

Highland Park shooting victims were age 35 to 88, leave grieving families

Britain's Johnson faces new crisis as 2 key Cabinet ministers quit in protest
Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
'end of the line'

Britain's Johnson faces new crisis as 2 key Cabinet ministers quit in protest