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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.

Schwarzenegger says recall mess has sunk California GOP from box office flop to 'direct-to-video'
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California Recall Election

Schwarzenegger says recall mess has sunk California GOP from box office flop to 'direct-to-video'

Watch a BBC newscaster explain the U.S. ivermectin boom
Ros Atkins
Through the Looking Glass

Watch a BBC newscaster explain the U.S. ivermectin boom

Late night hosts get half-serious about Nicki Minaj and COVID misinformation
Late night tackles Nicki Minaj
Last Night on Late Night

Late night hosts get half-serious about Nicki Minaj and COVID misinformation

Trump calls Saturday rally in support of Jan. 6 defendants 'a setup'
Capitol police prepare for rally
Stand back and stand by

Trump calls Saturday rally in support of Jan. 6 defendants 'a setup'

Bill Barr reportedly warned Trump swing voters think he's a 'f---ing a--hole'
Donald Trump and Bill Barr
Real Talk

Bill Barr reportedly warned Trump swing voters think he's a 'f---ing a--hole'

Boston's next elected mayor won't be Irish- or Italian-American for 1st time in 91 years
Michelle Wu
Changes

Boston's next elected mayor won't be Irish- or Italian-American for 1st time in 91 years

France says it killed ISIS Africa leader in 'decisive blow against this terrorist group'
France announces ISIS death
ISIS

France says it killed ISIS Africa leader in 'decisive blow against this terrorist group'

Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert reaches sexual abuse settlement
Dennis Hastert sentenced to jail.
Contract Tracing

Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert reaches sexual abuse settlement

Late night hosts mine more jokes from Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's balls
Stephen Colbert
Last Night on Late Night

Late night hosts mine more jokes from Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's balls

Australians think Biden forgot their prime minister's name at nuclear-sub event
Scott Morrison and Joe Biden
'that fellow Down Under'

Australians think Biden forgot their prime minister's name at nuclear-sub event

Pope urges U.S. bishops to be 'pastors,' not 'politicians' on abortion
Pope Francis
urbi et orbi

Pope urges U.S. bishops to be 'pastors,' not 'politicians' on abortion

Justice Breyer slams Supreme Court abortion ban ruling on Colbert's Late Show
Stephen Breyer and Stephen Colbert
Last Night on Late Night

Justice Breyer slams Supreme Court abortion ban ruling on Colbert's Late Show

North and South Korea test-launch ballistic missiles as Chinese envoy visits Seoul
North Korea missile test
Koreas

North and South Korea test-launch ballistic missiles as Chinese envoy visits Seoul

Late night hosts tell their favorite stories about 'comic's comic' Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
In Memoriam

Late night hosts tell their favorite stories about 'comic's comic' Norm Macdonald

Late night hosts have questions about Nicki Minaj's cousin's swollen testicles
Trevor Noah
Last Night on Late Night

Late night hosts have questions about Nicki Minaj's cousin's swollen testicles

Justice Department asks federal court to halt Texas abortion ban
Pro-choice demonstrators in Texas.
Texas abortion law

Justice Department asks federal court to halt Texas abortion ban

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough makes an impassioned case for taxing the super-rich
Joe Scarborough
Soak the Rich

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough makes an impassioned case for taxing the super-rich

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, threatening Houston
Galveston in Hurricane Nicholas
Hurricane Nicholas

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, threatening Houston

Late night hosts gawk at the not-sober way Trump and Rudy Giuliani spent 9/11
Rudy Giuliani
Last night on Late Night

Late night hosts gawk at the not-sober way Trump and Rudy Giuliani spent 9/11

Late night hosts take sides in the Biden-GOP vaccine mandate war
Stephen Colbert
Last night on late night

Late night hosts take sides in the Biden-GOP vaccine mandate war

White House, FDA, and CDC reportedly at loggerheads on COVID-19 boosters
Pfizer booster shot in France
Vaccination Nation

White House, FDA, and CDC reportedly at loggerheads on COVID-19 boosters

Texas' abortion ban is already clashing with its tech-hub aspirations
Abortion rights protest in Austin
Texas abortion law

Texas' abortion ban is already clashing with its tech-hub aspirations

Former aide compares Melania Trump to 'doomed French queen' Marie Antoinette
Melania Trump
'Dismissive. Defeated. Detached.'

Former aide compares Melania Trump to 'doomed French queen' Marie Antoinette

John Oliver tackles Belarus, proposes a way to 'annoy the s--t' out of its president
John Oliver on Alexander Lukashenko
Johnsplaining

John Oliver tackles Belarus, proposes a way to 'annoy the s--t' out of its president

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari announce engagement
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
#EngageBritney

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari announce engagement

Steve Bannon told Jeffrey Epstein he didn't 'look at all creepy' in 2019 video sessions
Jeffrey Epstein
'monsters'

Steve Bannon told Jeffrey Epstein he didn't 'look at all creepy' in 2019 video sessions

Justice Amy Coney Barrett insists the Supreme Court isn't 'partisan hacks'
Amy Coney Barrett and Mitch McConnell
Quotables

Justice Amy Coney Barrett insists the Supreme Court isn't 'partisan hacks'

Taliban says Afghan women can continue college, but not alongside men
Girl at pro-Taliban event
Taliban 2.0?

Taliban says Afghan women can continue college, but not alongside men

Biden called China's Xi because lower-level talks were going anywhere
Joe Biden
Diplomacy

Biden called China's Xi because lower-level talks were going anywhere

The U.S. Open women's final will be between two low-ranked teenagers
Emma Raducanu
Game Set Match

The U.S. Open women's final will be between two low-ranked teenagers

Biden pulls ATF nominee, in setback for gun safety advocates
David Chipman
Gun laws

Biden pulls ATF nominee, in setback for gun safety advocates

Late night hosts roll their eyes at outrage over Biden's vaccine mandate
Stephen Colbert
Last Night on Late Night

Late night hosts roll their eyes at outrage over Biden's vaccine mandate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slams 'Biden's vaccine mandate,' backs 'right to choose'
Greg Abbott
pro-choice

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slams 'Biden's vaccine mandate,' backs 'right to choose'

U.S. says 21 Americans on first post-airlift flight out of Afghanistan
Kabul Airport
Kabul Airlift

U.S. says 21 Americans on first post-airlift flight out of Afghanistan

David Petraeus has 2 regrets about the post-9/11 order
David Petraeus, George W. Bush
Tortured

David Petraeus has 2 regrets about the post-9/11 order

Chris Wallace tells Colbert 2 surprising things he learned about bin Laden raid
Chris Wallace, Stephen Colbert
Last Night on Late Night

Chris Wallace tells Colbert 2 surprising things he learned about bin Laden raid