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.

Days After Riots, Baltimore Orioles Played With No Fans Present

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: "Candidates can't hedge their bets any longer, and expect workers to rush to the polls in excitement." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton On Trade

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Gov. Scott Walker arrives at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire. Walker has long been a polarizing figure due to his epic battles with public employee unions, but a new poll this week shows a new and sizable drop in his approval rating. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Clashes With Media

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Rand Paul Vows To 'Take Our Country Back' In Presidential Candidacy Speech

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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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