Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

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Trump Reasserts Claim That 'Thousands' Of N.J. Muslims Cheered After Sept. 11

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8 GOP Candidates Prepare To Debate On Main Stage In Milwaukee

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Donald Trump greets guests after speaking at a campaign rally in Burlington, Iowa, last month. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Need To Turn Buzz Into Votes? Trump And Carson Bank On Ground Games

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At an event in Sioux City Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed astonishment that he is now trailing Ben Carson in Iowa. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump Begs, Pleads With Iowans To Vote For Him

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Standing next to the Coal Miner's Statue at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston on Wednesday, James Bennett rallied alongside other speakers who criticized President Obama's proposed environmental rules that would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The rally coincided with president's visit to the state capital to talk about drug abuse. John Raby/AP hide caption

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West Virginia Tells The Story Of America's Shifting Political Climate

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Jeb Bush Struggles To Rebrand His Household Name As Iowa Approaches

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Hot Topics At Values Voter Summit: Boehner, Trump, Kim Davis

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Reaction From Values Voter Summit Amid News Of Boehner's Resignation

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Before Crowd Of Thousands, Pope Delivers Remarks On White House Lawn

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Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., holds up a $1 bill during a town hall in Las Vegas where he announced his plan to take on labor unions. Isaac Brekken/AP hide caption

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Scott Walker's Anti-Union Push May Not Prove So Easy As President

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Sen. Ted Cruz prays before the start of his Religious Liberty Rally last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was part of Cruz's push to energize evangelical voters. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Cruz Rallies Evangelicals In Campaign To Defund Planned Parenthood

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Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa State Fair, where he encountered protesters over his record in Wisconsin. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Other Candidates Find Ways To Stand Out On Debate Night

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich Launches Presidential Campaign

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