iOS app Android app

Lynn Sweet

Who's Connected to Whom and How in the Lawmaker Pay Lawsuit?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Sometimes you need a flowchart to understand all the connections between public figures in Illinois. That certainly could be useful in the case of the suit filed by Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan against Gov. Pat Quinn.

Lawmakers skip the main course, load up on dessert; Byrne: Dems can't govern; IL credit rating: Worst gets worse: Your Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

JUST DESSERTS $71 million to buy a land for a new airport in Peotone. Help for a new DePaul stadium in Chicago. $2 billion in new spending. Our lawmak...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Lynn Sweet Discuss Hysteria Over Gitmo Detainees (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mark Kirk, frantically making hay, has bought the domain name, the thinking being that the other magical Gitmo-based supervillains must be kept elsewhere to keep their superpowers at bay.

Bob Novak and Me: A Journalistic Journey From Old School to New School and Back

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Novak taught me -- and the country -- that there is great power in sashaying behind closed doors, digging for the truth, and then getting it out there.

Lynn Sweet: Gates Question Was Not Planted

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Coulter said on FOX News that Obama "had that question planted." She added, "I do have proof." On NBC's "Today Show" on Wednesday morning, host Matt L...

Women Reporters Ask the Best Questions

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adele Stan

What made Wednesday's press conference so interesting was that the men's questions were quite predictable, while the questions from Christi Parsons, Julianna Goldman and Lynn Sweet were anything but.

White House: Kal Penn Is Arriving Soon

Chicago Sun Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just read a post at that questioned why actor Kal Penn was not at work yet at the White House despite news of his new job coming out on ...

Jason Linkins

Burris A Hero On United Flight? Twitter User Says He's Lying | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before Burris runs off to scrawl "SUPER AEROPLANE HERO" on his "Mausoleum of Accomplishments," he'd better get shot of the accusations of another passenger, who says, via Twitter, that Burris is lying.

Lynn Sweet Among Newspaper Veterans Joining AOL Politics Site

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Melinda Henneberger, editor of, AOL's forthcoming politics site, continues scooping up talent from the struggling newspaper and maga...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: January 30, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, you knew this was coming! From Lynn Sweet: I just chatted with Justin Herndon, one of the publicists who put together the media blitz for now ...

Lynn Sweet Gives Obama 'F' For Transition Transparency

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama team, pledging the ''most open and transparent transition in history,'' gets and ''A'' for disclosing donors to the Jan. 20 inauguration and...

Rahm Emanuel To Resign From House On Friday, 10 Join Race To Replace Him

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), incoming chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, will resign his seat on Jan. 2, days before the star...

Jason Linkins

Obama Makes Critical Game-Changing Sitcom Flub | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are six days left before Election Day, and still the newshole hungers for picayune nonsense from the trail. Thus, we have this report from Lynn...

My First Convention: Lynn Sweet

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, ETP pulled Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief and uber-reporter Lynn Sweet away from the thumping bass of the CNN Grill last night ...

Obama To Showcase New VP At Saturday Springfield, Illinois Event

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama team, in the run-up to the Democratic convention, will showcase the new Obama ticket Saturday in Springfield at the Old State Capitol, where...

Blagojevich Won't Speak At Convention

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Obama campaign on Tuesday afternoon released more speakers for the second night of the Democratic convention in Denver, a batch of Democratic gove...

Obama vs McCain: Digging-In or "Standing Ready"

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

This weekend Barack Obama ditched his suit, picked up a shovel and started filling sandbags in the Midwest flood zone. John McCain sent a press release from a private fundraiser in Riverside, California.

Jason Furman And Barack Obama

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Furman as chief economic adviser tells us little about Obama economics but much about Obama. Furman is young and smart and he actually told the press that "Bush has had some bad luck with the economy."

Obama Versus R. Kelly: No Competition

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

In Obama's hometown the big news this week was not his historic delegate lead. It was the R. Kelly underage porn trial, which is no knock on Obama, for what can compete anymore with a celebrity underage porn trial?

Hillary, Barack and the Party: A Non Faceoff At A Semi-Dignified Tar Heel Affair

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

At the DNC North Carolina dinner, Clinton again never got a chance to trade wits with her rival, playing warm-up for him instead, basically introducing him to the cheering attendees.

The Tao Of Iowa Caucus Voters

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

DES MOINES -- Lynn Sweet, the big dog political columnist for the Chicago Sun Times - fond of wearing clogs on the campaign trial, snapping photograph...

Damage Control: Gay Minister To Open Obama's Gospel Tour

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.--UPDATE--The Obama campaign just told gay activists a gay minister will open each gospel session this weekend. This to defuse brewing...