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.

Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/301749117/301749118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama stands on stage with Vice President Biden and their families after accepting the party nomination during the final day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/298778254/298779820" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks with reporters after alleging that the CIA broke federal law by secretly removing sensitive documents from computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee tasked with congressional oversight of the CIA. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/298361955/298374022" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/297866818/297866819" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Pope And Obama Share A Knack For Inspiring The Young

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/296211958/296211959" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

At CPAC this year, even Sen. Rand Paul's cardboard cutout was drawing attention. The Kentucky lawmaker was leading in the straw poll among attendees Friday. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov

CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/287620278/287673193" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mike Huckabee, left, sits with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus before Huckabee spoke at the Republican National Committee winter meeting in Washington on Thursday, Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/265992565/266127523" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Republican Ed Gillespie announced Thursday that he's challenging Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner in November's election. Gillespie, a senior adviser to Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race, is shown here at Romney's election night rally in Boston on Nov. 6, 2012. Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov

GOP's Gillespie Injects Intrigue Into Virginia Senate Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/263137878/263141434" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rubio Questions LBJ's Legacy On Poverty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260807969/260807970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, planned to hold at least four field hearings on the Affordable Care Act, which he blames for increased health insurance prices. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Rep. Issa Takes Anti-Obamacare Campaign To The States

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/247220397/247220399" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, campaign in New York in 1960. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245550528/245584033" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supporters may be "Ready for Hillary," but NPR political reporter Don Gonyea isn't. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

2016 Polling Comes Too Soon For This Political Reporter

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245433614/245584029" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan speaks at his election night celebration in Detroit on Tuesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Sancya/AP

Many Rooting For Down-On-Its-Luck Detroit And Its New Mayor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/243982638/244113940" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express speaks at the National Press Club in 2011. Russo predicts the Tea Party will be re-energized for the 2014 midterm elections. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

Tea Party Activist: It Was Worth 'Getting In The Ring'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/237151382/237166779" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kathleen Sebelius stands with Sen. Pat Roberts (right), R-Kan., and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole in 2009. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Obamacare Fight Leads Sen. Roberts To Turn Against Old Friend Sebelius

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/236697003/236701740" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript