The Washington Post

Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Criminals have netted almost $33 million by posing as IRS agents and intimidating victims into paying them.

  • May 24, 2016

Democrats will grill two of their GOP colleagues, who are the only witnesses to testify.

  • May 24, 2016

Little-noticed VA legislation would have overridden President Obama’s protections for gay and transgender rights in federal contracting.

  • May 24, 2016

VA Secretary Robert McDonald says wait times for medical care are not a good measure of veterans’ satisfaction.

  • May 23, 2016

Tuesday’s hearing promises to be a compelling partisan spectacle.

  • May 23, 2016

Mike Leavitt, Mitt Romney’s transition chief, is collaborating with the Trump campaign.

  • May 20, 2016

A vote to censure would not force the tax collector from office, but it would send a strong message from conservatives: We don’t like you or your agency.

  • May 18, 2016

IRS chief John Koskinen is still deciding whether he will testify at his impeachment hearing next week.

  • May 17, 2016

The government has been behind the curve on mining social media for relevant details about trustworthiness.

  • May 13, 2016

  • Dec 4, 2015
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Lisa Rein covers the federal workforce and issues that concern the management of government. At the Post, she has written about state politics and government in Annapolis, Md. and Richmond, Va., local government in Fairfax County, Va. and the redevelopment of Washington and its neighborhoods.

She was previously a reporter for the New York Daily News, where she covered former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the city’s colorful taxi industry. Before crossing the Hudson River, she chronicled Asian immigration to Northern New Jersey for The Record of Hackensack. Lisa started her daily newspaper career at The Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Ma., where one of the biggest scandals of the late 1980s was the gold spray-painting by vandals of Plymouth Rock. She grew up in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
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