Peter Wallsten

Deputy editor, national politicsWashington, D.C.

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In the summer of 2011, Secret Service agents responsible for monitoring the White House grounds were reassigned to help protect an agency staffer who was a close friend of the Secret Service director. The agents involved were members of a special unit called Prowler, which is responsible for monitoring the White House perimeter. The unit is especially focused on the South Lawn between 15th and 17th Streets NW, when the president is leaving or arriving via helicopter and motorcade. Read related article.

  • May 10, 2014

The senator’s criticism of Alfonso Fanjul’s visits to the country, which is under a trade embargo, was softer than the reactions of other Cuban Americans.

  • Feb 4, 2014

Sugar tycoon and longtime anti-Castro exile leader Alfonso Fanjul has quietly traveled to Cuba and is open to doing business there prompted an angry response Monday from a Cuban American member of Congress, who called Fanjul’s actions “pathetic” and “shameful.“

  • Feb 3, 2014

After decades of funding the anti-Castro movement, Alfonso Fanjul has quietly engaged with Cuba’s regime.

  • Feb 2, 2014

Biden’s brother James B. Biden Sr. and sister-in-law Sarah Jones Biden have purchased a five-acre, oceanfront estate in Naples.

  • Dec 31, 2013

As contentious farm-bill negotiations continue, this industry’s decades-old safety net still has bipartisan support.

  • Dec 7, 2013

Executives, lobbyists and lawmakers at the center of efforts to maintain protections for this farming sector.

  • Dec 7, 2013

Alan Gross’s letter urging the president to intervene comes on the fourth anniversary of his arrest.

  • Dec 2, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Push by casino magnate will test the clout of a new political mega-donor.

  • Nov 17, 2013

Man once ridiculed by Democrats as lacking substance and conviction is now presumptive standard-bearer.

  • Nov 4, 2013
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