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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Former VP Biden Gives Emotional Tribute At McCain's Memorial Service

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Revisiting 1968's Democratic National Convention In Chicago

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John McCain is escorted by Lt. Cmdr. Jay Coupe Jr. to Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport on March 14, 1973, after 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war. Horst Faas/AP hide caption

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From A POW Prison, John McCain Emerged A 'Maverick'

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Demonstrators gather outside the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting to protest the use of "superdelegates" in the party's presidential nomination process. The DNC voted to drastically reduce their role this weekend. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Votes To Largely Strip 'Superdelegates' Of Presidential Nominating Power

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"The beauty of songs, I think, is if you do it right a lot of people can relate to it in their own way," Amanda Shires says. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Amanda Shires Won't 'Give Away The Secrets' Of Her Songs

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Revisiting The 1968 Republican Convention

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, pictured here in the Oval Office in 2016, reunite as a buddy-cop crime-solving duo in the new (entirely fictional) novel Hope Never Dies. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack And Joe Solve A Murder Mystery

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Union activists and supporters rally Wednesday in Lower Manhattan against the Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Labor Clout Takes A Hit In Supreme Court Ruling On Dues

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Reassessing Organized Labor's Political Power After Supreme Court Ruling

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In this file photo, Muhammad Ali is honored on March 14, 2001, receiving the UCP's Humanitarian Award from Donald Trump at the United Cerebral Palsy dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. George De Sota/Getty Images hide caption

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David Kennerly says this 1968 photo of his, taken in Los Angeles at the beginning of Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, captures what it meant to cover the chaotic and carefree period as a photojournalist. "Everybody could get close, everybody wanted to," he says. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images hide caption

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The Prodigal Son is Ry Cooder's first solo album in six years. On it, Cooder makes more traditional American gospel music his own. Beth Gwinn/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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With 'The Prodigal Son,' Ry Cooder Puts His Own Touch On Gospel Music

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Bettye LaVette's Things Have Changed is out now on Verve Records. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'My Fifth Career': Bettye LaVette Reinvents Bob Dylan For Herself

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