Lynn Sweet

Chicago Sun-Times

Lynn Sweet is Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Lynn Sweet appears in the following:

Convention Night Call-In: DNC Wednesday

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Each evening during the conventions, Brian Lehrer hosts a convention call-in from 7-8pm, from WNYC in New York and around the country on the "(Mostly) Swing-State Radio Network". Get analysis of the convention, previews of that evening's speeches, and a chance to talk with public radio listeners in swing states around the country.

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Who Was Saul Alinsky?

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a name that doesn't come up often. But it's a name that GOP presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich has been repeatedly bringing up throughout his campaign. Alinsky was an influential community organizer in Chicago during the first half of the 20th century. And Gingrich uses the name when he wants to attack President Obama. So who was Alinsky and what is his role in American politics? Lynn Sweet is Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Sandy Horwitt is author of "Let Them Call Me Rebel: The Life & Legacy of Saul Alinsky."


Takeouts: Dalai Lama's Presidential Treatment, Olympics Update

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: We talk to Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times who describes the political cost of the president's upcoming meeting with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT:  New York Times' sports reporter John Branch joins us from Vancouver with the latest Olympic news and previews the week of winter sports ahead.


Tales of a Traveling First Family

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obamas arrived back home this weekend after a two-week trip through Europe and Africa. Michelle Obama with her mom and two kids joined the president in Moscow, and from there wen...


Illinois Governor can still appoint Senator

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How will the Blagojevich indictment impact the choice to fill Obama's seat?


Obama's continues to consider Cabinet posts

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Obama is going to form a working coalition and put people in it that give him the votes when he needs them. If you think that you're going to have all Democrats, all highly partisan ...


Exit Polls Part One

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's coast-to-coast coverage as the votes start rolling in on Tsunami Tuesday. From Illinois: Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun Times. From New York: WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal. From New Jersey: Mike Kelly, a columnist at The Record of New Jersey, and Congressman Scott Garrett. ...

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