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.

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

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

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

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

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is among the Republicans who want to pass a spending bill not tied to defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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GOP Establishment Grapples With A Tea Party That Won't Budge

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Not All Republicans Embrace Big Business All The Time

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Gun Control Advocates Say Little After Navy Yard Shooting

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Tea Party Won't Let Congress Forget Obamacare Issues

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March On Washington Had Lasting Impact On 3 Detroiters

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2016 May Seem Just Around The Corner For Political Rivals

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President Gerald Ford finishes giving a speech on Jan. 13, 1975. Ford was born 100 years ago Sunday. Marion S. Trikosko/Courtesy of Library of Congress hide caption

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The Civil Rights Stand Of A Young Gerald Ford

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Battleground Texas staff members and volunteers work around a table in a small backroom of the Travis County Democratic Office in Austin on April 24. Battleground Texas is an effort by veterans of the Obama campaign to take what they learned electing and re-electing a president and try to turn Texas blue. Rodolfo Gonzalez/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Obama Campaigners Try To Get Texas Fired Up For Democrats

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Texas Democrats See Opportunity In Changing Demographics

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Military pallbearers carry the coffin of the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg into the Senate chamber on Thursday. He was the only remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Douglas Graham/AP hide caption

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WWII Vets Have All But Vanished From The Halls Of Congress

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IRS Inquiries Crossed The Line, Tea Party Groups Say

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On Recess, Senators Get An Earful Over Failed Gun Vote

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