Peter J. Boyer joined Newsweek/Daily Beast after spending 18 years as a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he wrote on a wide range of subjects, including politics, the military, religion, and sports. Before joining The New Yorker, Boyer was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and a television critic for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” As a correspondent on the documentary series, Frontline, he won a George Foster Peabody Award, an Emmy, and consecutive Writers Guild Awards for his reporting. Boyer’s New Yorker articles have been included in the anthologies The Best American Political Writing, Best American Science Writing, Best American Spiritual Writing and Best American Crime Writing. He is at work on a book about American evangelism.

Boehner Plays Defense

Don’t sweat the gender gap, or the public’s disdain for Congress. The House speaker’s (un)conventional pep talk. By Peter J. Boyer.

EXCLUSIVE

The Obama Scary Movie

Romney fans, get ready: Citizens United is rolling out a powerful new anti-Obama video that will be the talk of the convention in Tampa. Peter J. Boyer reports.

BAGGAGE

What Mitt Just Bought

Tapping Paul Ryan gives Romney a ticket mate who believes the problems facing the country are too serious to demagogue. Good luck with that.

Carol Keehan's Advice

Obama’s Way Out of Catholic Dispute

Sister Carol Keehan, a key Obama ally, proposes a deal that would end Catholic bishops’ battle with the president—and boost his reelection effort. By Peter J. Boyer.