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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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) greets supporters during a tea party rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in June. Paul was a rising star in the tea party movement this year, filibustering a CIA nomination in March. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Declining Popularity, The Tea Party Prepares To Fight

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An auto worker tightens bolts on a Focus at a Ford plant in Michigan in October. Labor unions predicted in 1993 that NAFTA would send many U.S. manufacturing jobs to Mexico, and they continue to argue that the pact prompted a race to the bottom for workers. Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Frustrating Year For Immigration Activists

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Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, planned to hold at least four field hearings on the Affordable Care Act, which he blames for increased health insurance prices. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, campaign in New York in 1960. AP hide caption

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How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

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Supporters may be "Ready for Hillary," but NPR political reporter Don Gonyea isn't. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Five Things That Have Gone The Way Of Blockbuster

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Mayor-elect Mike Duggan speaks at his election night celebration in Detroit on Tuesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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From left, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk to the floor of the House for the final series of votes on a bill to fund the government, in Washington on Sept. 28. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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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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