Peter Wallsten

Peter Wallsten

Peter Wallsten is a reporter for the "Los Angeles Times" who covers the White House and national politics. He is also the author, with Tom Hamburger, of "One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century".

A graduate of the University of North Carolina and a Chapel Hill native, he worked previously at the "Miami Herald", "St. Petersburg Times", "Charlotte Observer" and the "Congressional Quarterly". He lives in Washington, D.C.

Wallsten is partially blind as a result of macular degeneration. In June 2006, this caused an exchange of words with President George W. Bush at a White House press conference. Unaware of the journalist's medical condition, the president questioned Wallsten's need to wear sunglasses when the sun wasn't visible. Bush later apologized for the incident.cite news|accessdate=2008-08-09
title="Bush shows his sensitive side, telling blind journalist: 'I'm interested in the shade look'"
author=Cornwell, Rupert
work=The Independent Online
date=June 16, 2006


External links

* [ Some of Peter Wallsten's reporting]
*cite web|accessdate=2008-03-30
title="One Party Country" review


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