Before becoming an editor in 2013, Peter Wallsten was a White House reporter at The Washington Post and before that a political reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times.
He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.
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.
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."
The Fanjuls: This Palm Beach, Fla.-based family controls the world’s largest sugar refining operation. Led by the politically connected brothers Alfonso “Alfy” Fanjul and José “Pepe” Fanjul, the famil...