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Barbara Sprunt

Producer, Washington Desk

Barbara Sprunt is a producer on NPR's Washington desk, where she reports and produces breaking news and feature political content. She formerly produced the NPR Politics Podcast and got her start in radio at as an intern on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She is an alumnus of the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship at the National Press Foundation. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania native.

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters Friday after her election as House Republican Conference chair. Stefanik called former President Donald Trump "a critical part of our Republican team." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, seen here at the U.S. Capitol during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Jan. 23, is poised to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as the No. 3 Republican in the House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Et Tu, Elise? Cheney Set To Lose Leadership Job To Lawmaker Who Nominated Her For It

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Support for Rep. Liz Cheney, seen here on April 20, is crumbling as Rep. Steve Scalise, the second-ranking House Republican, is publicly supporting her ouster from the GOP leadership. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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'History Is Watching': Liz Cheney Doubles Down On Trump Criticism Amid Fallout

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The political future of Rep. Liz Cheney, seen here on April 28 ahead of President Biden's joint address to Congress, is increasingly in doubt as the Wyoming Republican refuses to back down from criticism of former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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McCarthy Comments Fuel Speculation Of Liz Cheney's Removal From House GOP Leadership

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House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill — But The Senate Might Be Harder To Convince

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Activists take part in a March rally near the U.S. Capitol in support of statehood for Washington, D.C. One month later, the House of Representatives passed a bill 216-208 that would make D.C. the nation's 51st state. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, here during a news conference Thursday, brought a motion to censure Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., over comments she made at a protest last weekend. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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"We've got to get more confrontational, we've got to make sure that they know we mean business," Rep. Maxine Waters said during a protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reps. Ilhan Omar (from left), Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, seen here at a news conference last month outside the U.S. Capitol, are among those calling on the Biden administration to lift the cap on refugees. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the Capitol on Tuesday. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., seen here at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, confirms he's under investigation by the Justice Department but denies the allegations tied to the inquiry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden, pictured in the Oval Office on Friday, released a budget outline that includes $2.1 billion for gun violence prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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William Evans, a Capitol Police officer who was killed last week, will lie in honor in the United States Capitol rotunda on April 13. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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