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.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney focuses on a key issue — corn — in Ankeny, Iowa, on Friday, as he prepares to launch his 2012 presidential bid. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Romney Back In Iowa, Shadowed by 2008 Loss

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Tea Partiers Rally For Deeper Cuts

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Gov. Kasich: Ohioans Must Get Used To Change

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In a photo released by NBC News, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discuss Middle East policy on Meet the Press. William B. Plowman/AP hide caption

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Obama Seeks To Define Libya Mission In Speech

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court CPAC Attendees

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Representative-elect Bob Gibbs speaks to a crowd of supporters at the Ohio Republican Party celebration on Nov. 2 in Columbus. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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A Week In The Life Of An Incoming House Freshman

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A Break From Politics At The County Fair

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No Survivors In Pakistan Airliner Crash

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Conflict Widens In E-Books Publishing

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Leaked Documents Offer Window Into Afghan War

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Cuba Marks Anniversary Of Revolution

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"The one mistake — the one mistake we cannot make this November — is to lose," Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Steele Remorseful, Romney Victorious At Conference

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Obama Postpones Trip To Indonesia

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"A year later," Palin said, "I gotta ask the supporters of all that, 'How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?' " Ed Reinke/AP hide caption

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'How's That Hopey, Changey Stuff?' Palin Asks

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CQ: Obama's Winning Streak On Hill Unprecedented

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