- Peter Wallsten
Peter Wallsten is a reporter for the "
Los Angeles Times" who covers the White Houseand 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. Bushat 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'"
work=The Independent Online
June 16, 2006]
* [http://www.pelicanfile.com/reporter.cfm?ReporterID=141 Some of Peter Wallsten's reporting]
title="One Party Country" review
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