Don Gonyea Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org.
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President Obama listens to questions during a Monday town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Supporters take photos of President Obama at a fundraising kickoff event in Chicago in April. During the heated debate over the debt ceiling, the president canceled several fundraisers in order to focus on negotiations. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Debt Deal May Erode Independent Support For Obama

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN), greets Ellie Joy Matthews, 11, of Kansas City, Mo., as she and her family hold signs supporting a balanced budget amendment on Monday, just before the House would vote to pass debt legislation. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Debt Impasse Over, GOP Hopefuls Turn To Spending

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'Dogged' GOP Freshmen A Factor In Debt Debate

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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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