Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet


Lynn Sweet is a columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times. Was columnist at the late PoliticsDaily.

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That's @RepDannyDavis  behind @JoeBiden  and VP Kamala Harris as Biden signs a bill making #Juneteenth  a federal holiday. David has been crusading to get Juneteenth recognized for more than 15 years. #JuneTeenth2021 

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Now: @BarackObama  on #SCOTUS  upholding #ACA  again: "This ruling reaffirms what we have long known to be true: the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. The principle of universal coverage has been established, and 31 million people now have access to care through the law we passed

"That’s what President Biden has done through the American Rescue Plan, giving more families the peace of mind they deserve. And because he extended the special enrollment period until August 15th, anyone who needs coverage can go to and sign up."

From @JoeBiden  @DrBiden  ~ “Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, #Champ , passed away peacefully at home.”

Expanded, enhanced child tax credit money to be sent monthly to eligible parents starting on July 15: For kids ages 6-17, $250 per child per month through December; under six, $300.

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Breaking from Justice Department : Attorney General Merrick Garland at 2 p.m. ET Friday "will give a policy address on voting rights and the concrete steps the department is taking to secure the fundamental right to vote for all Americans." @CivilRights 

Unforced error by @AdamSchiffCA  near end of closing: His reference to @CBSa  report that if GOP Senators vote against Trump "your head will be on a pike." "That's not true," Susan Collins said from her seat on the floor, shaking her head AND Lisa Murkowski just told reporters...

"I thought he was doing fine with moral courage until he got to the head on the pike. That's where he lost me." Murkowski and Collins are 2 Republicans Dems hope to get to vote w them for witnesses.

Freshman #Illinois  GOP Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for her remarks praising Hitler, sparking calls for her to resign after being in office less than a week. @RepMaryMiller  @janschakowsky  @SenDuckworth  @earlywarnproj 

Just in: Statement by @JoeBiden  Transition Spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield "On Thursday, December 17th, we confirmed that incoming White House Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond has tested positive for COVID-19."

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