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.

It's Friday Night Lights In Gov. Perry's Hometown

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Republican presidential candidates (from left) Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry cover their hearts during the playing of the national anthem before a Republican presidential debate on Sept. 12. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Will Tough Talk On Immigration Repel Latino Voters?

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7 GOP Presidential Candidates Gang Up Against Perry

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Sept. 11 Attacks Alter U.S. Political Landscape

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Perry's Presence Felt At Romney's N.H. Appearances

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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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Mixed Feelings Abound As Obama Visits Iowa

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Perry, Bachmann Share Billing At Iowa Fundraiser

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Iowa Straw Poll Offers First Sip Of 2012

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GOP Presidential Candidates Spar In Iowa Debate

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GOP Hopefuls Debate Ahead Of Straw Poll

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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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