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Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, will kick off the Spring 2013 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy series on Jan. 31.

Jan. 22, 2013

With his inauguration finished and his second term officially underway, Barack Obama has plenty of issues facing him over the next four years.

Lynn Sweet, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, will discuss these issues when she kicks off the Spring 2013 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy series on Jan. 31.

"President Obama starts a second term asking Congress for a lot: lifting the debt ceiling, passing comprehensive immigration reform and a series of measures to curb gun violence,” said Sweet who writes a column and a blog for the paper on politics and government. “Each issue is controversial and will face a tough time in Congress."
Sweet is a regular guest on MSNBC programs and has appeared on CNN, FOX, NBC and CBS segments talking about politics. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government and led a study group on the 2004 presidential campaign.

Sweet, a Chicago native, holds a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley after attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2007, Sweet was inducted into Medill's Hall of Achievement and the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government.

All forums take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of speakers who donate their time in support of the series. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided. Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.


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