Eric Pianin is a veteran journalist who spent over 25 years as an editor and report for The Washington Post. While at The Post, he covered D.C. government, congressional budget and tax issues, environmental policy, homeland security, and national politics. He served as The Post?s domestic policy editor and congressional editor, and spent his last two years with the organization as a national political editor for washingtonpost.com. A native of Detroit, Pianin graduated from Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After graduation, he worked for The Louisville Times, The Minneapolis Star and The Minneapolis Tribune's Washington bureau before joining The Post. After leaving The Post, Pianin covered the health care reform debate in Congress for the Kaiser Health News website before joining The Fiscal Times as its Washington Editor and D.C. Bureau Chief.