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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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What's Behind The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Rhetoric?

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., here at an April press conference, issued a clarification Thursday of comments she made that appeared to equate the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has publicly said he will not support the For the People Act, a sweeping set of voting rights measures. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks at a news conference about banning federal funding for the teaching of critical race theory. Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA via Reuters Connect hide caption

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The Brewing Political Battle Over Critical Race Theory

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is opposing a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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House Passes Bill To Investigate Capitol Riot, But Its Fate In Senate Is Unclear

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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 Lost 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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