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 Ramps Up Economic Message

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In his inaugural address on Jan. 10, Ohio Gov. Kasich said: "Get ready for an exciting time. Put on the seat belt because we're going." Kasich has to find ways to account for a projected $8 billion shortfall by mid-March. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Ohio's Gov. Kasich: 'Put On The Seat Belt'

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Wisconsin Voters And The State Of The Union

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Reince Priebus of Wisconsin was elected chairman of the National Republican Committee on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Reince Priebus, The New RNC Chairman

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele faces a tough re-election battle. His four rivals have vowed to reverse the RNC's fundraising woes. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Steele Faces Tough Re-Election Battle

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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First Day A Frenzy For GOP Freshman

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Steele Debates 4 Challengers For GOP Chairmanship

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Steele Meets Challengers For GOP Chairmanship

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War Report Touts Progress In South Afghanistan

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House Passes Tax Bill In Late-Night Session

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Political Crisis Ratchets Up Tensions In Ivory Coast

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Investigators Probe Stockholm Suicide Bomber

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, shown in May, is trying to reach out to Latinos with a new website and a forum this week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Pushes Harder For The 'Americano' Vote

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Candidates Line Up To Challenge RNC Chairman

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