Peter Wallsten

Washington, D.C.

Politics editor

Education: University of North Carolina

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.
Latest from Peter Wallsten

He thought Clinton would be stronger in November. He voted for Sanders anyway.

After months of enduring candidates’ pitches, New Hampshire voters finally got their chance — and they went with their hearts.

February 9, 2016

From ‘dead broke’ to multimillionaires

Starting two weeks after his last day as president, Bill began giving paid speeches — a career that has generated extraordinary wealth.

May 19, 2015

The Secret Service and Operation Moonlight

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.

May 10, 2014

Rubio ‘surprised and disappointed’ by sugar tycoon’s position on Cuba

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.

February 4, 2014

Congresswoman lashes out at tycoon for opening door to Cuba

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."

February 3, 2014

Sugar tycoon Alfonso Fanjul now open to investing in Cuba under ‘right circumstances’

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

February 2, 2014

Bidens now have a new family foothold in politically important Florida

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

December 31, 2013

Sugar protections prove easy to swallow for lawmakers on both sides of aisle

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

December 7, 2013

The U.S. sugar industry: Names to know

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...

December 7, 2013

Alan Gross, former USAID contractor jailed in Cuba, appeals to Obama to intervene

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

December 2, 2013