Liz Marlantes covers politics for the Monitor and is a regular contributor to the Monitor's political blog, DC Decoder. Previously, she was a correspondent for ABC News, covering politics as well as other national news stories, including a stint as ABC's Capitol Hill correspondent. She has appeared on a variety of news shows, including Fox News Sunday, The Chris Matthews Show, and The McLaughlin Group. Ms. Marlantes graduated from Harvard University, where she studied American history and literature. She holds a Master's degree in English literature from Oxford University in England.