Lisa Mascaro

Writer

Lisa Mascaro covers Congress in Washington, D.C. She writes about U.S. policy, economics and political culture. A Los Angeles-area native, she has reported across Southern California, edited, traveled the States and worked in Texas. While the Washington correspondent for the Las Vegas Sun, she contributed as the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. An economics and political science graduate of UC Santa Barbara, she also studied in Budapest, Hungary.

Recent Articles

  • After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

    After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

    Hours after the Senate balked at reauthorizing the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records, the National Security Agency began shutting down a controversial program Saturday that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials say is vital to track terrorists in the United States.

  • Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

    Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

    Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, the Senate pulled an all-nighter but failed early Saturday to resolve a standoff over the National Security Agency system of collecting and storing U.S. telephone records.

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