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.

'Dogged' GOP Freshmen A Factor In Debt Debate

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S.C. Voters, Economic Woes In Election Spotlight

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Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota speaks to the Christian Chamber of Commerce at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., on Monday. Brett Flashnick/AP hide caption

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Bachmann Courts 'King Makers' In South Carolina

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Average American Taxpayers React To Debt

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Penn. Voters Talk About The Debt Ceiling

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Lag In Fundraising

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Weigh In On Debt Ceiling

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While campaigning for president in 2007, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, drove a bumper car with his daughter Sasha at the Iowa State Fair. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iowa, Corn Is King And Candidates Are Everywhere

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GOP Primary Voters Explore Bachmann's Campaign

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Bachmann Kicks Off Her Presidential Campaign

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann greets Irene Blom before speaking at a Presidential Lecture Series sponsored by The Family Leader, April 11, 2011 in Pella, Iowa. Bachmann, along with Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum, are expected to drop in on a Tea Party Bus Tour making its way through Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Tea Party Revs Up Bus Tour, Rolls Through Iowa

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Then-Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama waves during a May 24, 2008, campaign stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Keeping a campaign promise, Obama returns Tuesday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Obama Wants Puerto Rico Trip To Send A Message

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Gingrich Campaign Regroups After Senior Team Quits

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Republican presidential hopeful, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney meets with entrepreneurs at Bizdom U in Detroit on Thursday. Bizdom U is a business development center to help entrepreneurs start up businesses in the state. Carlos Osorio /AP hide caption

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Covering Kevorkian, From The First Suicides On

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