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.

After struggling at the GOP presidential debate, Jeb Bush took his case straight to New Hampshire, where he addressed a crowd outside Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Under Pressure After Debate, Bush Insists He's Not Dead Yet

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At an event in Sioux City Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed astonishment that he is now trailing Ben Carson in Iowa. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump Begs, Pleads With Iowans To Vote For Him

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Standing next to the Coal Miner's Statue at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston on Wednesday, James Bennett rallied alongside other speakers who criticized President Obama's proposed environmental rules that would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The rally coincided with president's visit to the state capital to talk about drug abuse. John Raby/AP hide caption

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West Virginia Tells The Story Of America's Shifting Political Climate

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Hillary Clinton addresses the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, during its National Leadership Conference in 2007. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to voters at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Jeb Bush Struggles To Rebrand His Household Name As Iowa Approaches

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Hot Topics At Values Voter Summit: Boehner, Trump, Kim Davis

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Conservatives Rally Support, And Cheer Boehner's Exit, At Summit

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Reaction From Values Voter Summit Amid News Of Boehner's Resignation

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After Pope's Speech To Congress, Praise From Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Before Crowd Of Thousands, Pope Delivers Remarks On White House Lawn

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Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama after arriving outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Complicated History Of Popes And U.S. Presidents

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Pope Francis' Inclusive Tone Speaks To Hot Button U.S. Political Issues

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Slumping Badly In Polls, Scott Walker Quits GOP Race

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