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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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

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President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, with Jack and Susan Ford at their Alexandra, Va. home on August 12, 1974. The Ford family lived there for ten days until the executive mansion was ready. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images hide caption

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An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

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Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes

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In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It's Alt Country Vs. Rock

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President Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., in December 2011. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama

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As News Of Cantor's Upset Settles, A Shakeup Still Looms On The Hill

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With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself

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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

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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

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For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

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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

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The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

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GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

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The Pope And Obama Share A Knack For Inspiring The Young

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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

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CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls

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