Don GonyeaDon 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.
Lee Greenwood performs in Illinois in 1984. Released that spring to a modest chart showing, "God Bless the U.S.A." found staying power as political campaigns began to adopt it.
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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.
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