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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

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Faces Sexual Assault Allegations From LA Radio Host

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:51:00 -0500

Leeann Tweeden alleges that Franken, D-Minn., forcibly kissed her and later groped her as she slept during a USO trip in 2006. Franken, who was not a senator at the time, issued an apology statement.

1 Year Later Revisiting 2 Election Battleground States

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Donald Trump used strong support among working class voters in key states to win an electoral college victory in the 2016 presidential contest. We hear from Trump supporters in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:35:00 -0400

A new NPR poll finds 55 percent of whites believe the discrimination against white people exists, echoing a sentiment heard repeatedly on the 2016 campaign trail.

Fallen Soldier's Mother Says Trump Disrespected Her Son And Family

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:13:00 -0400

The controversy began with a question about the president's lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger. It took another turn on Wednesday with a dispute over his comments to a widow.

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400

Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

A Look At The Political Clout Of The National Rifle Association

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Not only can the NRA marshal its grassroots to boost its preferred candidate, but it holds in reserve the power to fund and support primary challengers. That threat became real for an eight-term incumbent Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma who voted for the assault weapons ban in 1994.

News Brief: Price's Flights, NFL Protests, Catalan Referendum

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:02:35 -0400

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he will pay back part of the cost of his charter flights. Also, more NFL players may protest Trump's national anthem comments.

Football Fans Tackle Recent National Anthem Protests

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Some protests continued in the National Football League after President Trump attacked players who have knelt during the national anthem. Fans in Wisconsin weighed in.

Democratic Voters Are Skeptical Of Any Immigration Deal With Trump

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Negotiations between Democratic congressional leaders and President Trump over the fate of the DACA program is being met with skepticism by Democratic voters and immigration activists in New York.

Conservatives Fume Over DACA Deal As Trump Tries To Mollify His Base

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:51:00 -0400

Radio hosts and sites like Breitbart were livid over the possibility that Trump made a deal with Democrats. But he continues to insist his border wall will still get built and he's not capitulating.

Conservatives Express Outrage Over Trump's Reported DACA Deal With Democrats

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

There is anger among conservatives over reports of a deal between the president and Democratic leaders that would allow DACA recipients — brought into the U.S. illegally as children — to stay in the county and avoid deportation. Critics call it amnesty, and they are especially upset that the agreement that would also enhance border security, does not include building the border wall.

Republicans Worry Trump Is Falling Into The Arms Of 'Chuck And Nancy'

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:19:00 -0400

A congressional deal in which President Trump sided with Democrats has his party concerned about what it means in the near and long term.

Labor Movement Faces Challenges Amid Growing Public Support For Unions

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

In upcoming elections, the labor movement has among its challenges reaching every union member in a personal way about what's at stake and what the facts are, the head of the AFL-CIO told NPR.

Labor Leader Sees A White House Of 'Racists' And 'Wall Streeters'

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:42:00 -0400

Speaking to journalists Wednesday, the president of the AFL-CIO described two warring factions in the White House, both seeking to influence the president — and each with drawbacks, in his view.

President Trump Turns Up The Volume On Political Attacks

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:53:00 -0400

The attacks against members of his party followed strong bipartisan criticism he faced after his reaction to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. He also kept up attacks on the media.