July 31, 2013 This is one account of three NPR political correspondents and their adventure of pie-loving proportion. A trip to discover the great state of Iowa outside of an election year blitzkrieg.
September 26, 2012 Nevada political scientist Eric Herzik, who twice voted for Romney in caucuses, told NPR's Don Gonyea that Mitt Romney isn't doing as well in the state as might have been expected, despite Nevada's nation-leading unemployment rate. He's failed to personally connect with voters and hasn't given enough details about his economic proposals, Herzik says.
August 12, 2011 The Iowa State Fair is known for its improbably deep-fried versions of various foods on a stick, including butter. NPR's Don Gonyea tried it. As he was heard to say in a Morning Edition piece, there was a lesson for politicians in the deep-fried butter on a stick. "You can go too far with an idea." The pork-chop on a stick elicited an entirely different reaction from Don, however.
July 5, 2011 Working the diners and fairs in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina gives White House aspirants the opportunity to road test their campaign messages as well as themselves.
March 11, 2011 NPR's Don Gonyea found that Iowa's Christian, fiscal and Tea Party conservatives each think the important early state nod for a GOP presidential candidate goes through them.
January 14, 2011 Don Gonyea shares photos from the RNC meeting where its next leader will be chosen. It's not expected to be the current chair Michael Steele who has been criticized for his style and failure to raise more money.
July 28, 2010 States have responded to federal immigration inaction by churning out their own legislation.
January 22, 2010 A conservative media watchdog site, newsbusters.org, criticized NPR for not reporting on a poll that showed how President Obama had slipped in the polls. The Ombudsman's office looked into this and found something different.