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Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet (MSJ75) is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times and a columnist for The Hill, a weekly newspaper that covers the U.S. Congress, and for The Huffington Post..

Sweet has covered politics and government from Chicago's street brawls to the White House. In spring 2004 Sweet was named a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

Sweet launched video reports for the Sun-Times News Group, shooting the African travels of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). In 2002, as the violence between Israelis and Palestinians was deepening, she was sent to the region to cover the conflict. In 1995, Sweet broke the story on the perks the Clinton White House offered major donors. In 1990, Sweet was one of the first journalists in the U.S. to analyze political ads for accuracy.

Before moving to Washington in 1993 from her native Chicago, Sweet was the Sun-Times political writer.