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.

Corn is big business in Iowa, which has usually made anything but support for ethanol subsidies off-limits for presidential hopefuls. Steve Pope/AP hide caption

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Who's Afraid Of Ethanol? The 2012 Race Will Tell

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney focuses on a key issue — corn — in Ankeny, Iowa, on Friday, as he prepares to launch his 2012 presidential bid. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Romney Back In Iowa, Shadowed by 2008 Loss

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Pawlenty Announces Candidacy For President

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Early In Campaign, Gingrich Faces Controversy

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Potential GOP Candidates Find Their Way To Iowa

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Mitt Romney Takes On Healthcare In Mich. Speech

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Already? GOP Kicks Off Presidential Debates

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Ahead Of 2012, Bin Laden Death A Dilemma For GOP

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George Romney with his wife, Lenore, and teenage son Mitt, after announcing he would seek the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan at a press conference in 1962. AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney: Like Father, Like Son?

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Activists On The Right Sense Their Time Has Come

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Congress Readies For More Budget Battles

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky sharply criticized the Obama administration's decision to intervene in Libya. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Tea Party, Mixed Views On Libya

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Tea Partiers Rally For Deeper Cuts

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Gov. Kasich: Ohioans Must Get Used To Change

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In a photo released by NBC News, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discuss Middle East policy on Meet the Press. William B. Plowman/AP hide caption

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Obama Seeks To Define Libya Mission In Speech

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