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.

Sen. Ted Cruz Becomes First Republican To Announce Presidential Candidacy

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At this stage in the election cycle, just like in baseball's spring training, fans love to see a new phenom catch fire. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, sporting a Milwaukee Brewers jersey in 2013, seems to be the rookie to watch in the 2016 presidential race so far. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

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GOP, Cautious Of War Weariness, Takes Hard Line On Foreign Policy

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Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in Selma, Ala., in 2007 re-creating a voting rights march that was violently repressed by state troopers in 1965. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

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Some Republicans Skeptical Of Jeb Bush's Conservative Credentials

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

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Governors Meeting Allows 2016 Hopefuls To Grab The Spotlight

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Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne greets New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outside 11 Downing Street in London. Christie had a bumpy trip after he said parents should "have some measure of choice" when it comes to vaccinating their children. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Latest Must-Go Presidential Campaign Stop: London

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Jon Stewart Changed How Young People View The News, Politics

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Jeb Bush Delivers Big Speech In Detroit

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters In Detroit

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke about taking on public employee unions, and the protests that followed, at a recent candidates forum in Iowa. He said what people may not know is that protesters — as many as 1,000 of them — showed up outside his home while his family was there. He says he also received death threats. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

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