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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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Republicans Struggle To Find Senate Recruits In Key Races

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:53:44 -0500

There are at least a half-dozen states where Republicans failed to woo their first choice into the contest, despite a Senate map heavily stacked against Democrats.

GOP Recruitment Troubles Could Affect Senate Races

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:22:00 -0500

Many Senate Democrats seeking reelection are in states that Trump carried in 2016. That presents opportunities for the GOP to win and make a takeover effort by Democrats tougher. But there's a problem as the GOP has had trouble recruiting top tier candidates in several important races.

Virginia Voters And The State Of The Union

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:04:00 -0500

We hear from voters in northern Virginia about what they thought of President Trump's first State of the Union address.

The GOP's Evolution On Immigration

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:16 -0500

In 1980, Ronald Reagan argued against putting up a fence on the border with Mexico. By 2016, Donald Trump was rallying GOP voters to "build the wall."

The GOP's Change On Immigration

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

The Republican Party is using its control of Congress and the White House to pursue a hard line on immigration. It's a big shift in rhetoric and policy for a party long seen as pro-immigration.

Trump Visits Pa. County That Has A Special Election In March

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

President Trump visited southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, an area dominated by the coal industry which is feeling positive after his first year in office.

Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Voters in rural Pennsylvania were crucial to electing President Trump. A year after he took office, they are mostly pleased with how Trump has executed his presidency.

Rep. John Conyers Retires Amid Allegations Of Sexual Assault

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:42:00 -0500

The longest serving member of the House is resigning. Democrat John Conyers, 88, has represented Detroit since 1965. He's stepping down amid accusations that he sexually assaulted several aides over the years. He denies the allegations, but announced on Tuesday that he is retiring, effective immediately. At the same time he endorsed his son John Conyers III to succeed him in congress. A special election is required to fill the seat.

Rep. John Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:08:00 -0500

The Michigan Democrat, who has served in Congress for more than 50 years, is facing accusations of sexual harassment. He did not use the word "resigning," though he has been pressured to resign.

More Calls For Conyers To Resign

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Embattled Michigan congressman John Conyers is so far resisting a call from House leaders that he resign after accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior.

Rep. John Conyers Facing More Pressure To Resign Amid Harassment Allegations

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:35:00 -0500

Pressure is mounting on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign following sexual harassment allegations. On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Conyers should step aside. The 88-year-old congressman who has been in his home district for most of the week has been hospitalized due to stress.

Supporters Of Michigan Rep. Conyers Challenged With More Harassment Allegations

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:31:00 -0500

Representative John Conyers, D-Mich., has represented the people of his Detroit district for more than five decades. Now, allegations of sexual harassment against the venerable lawmaker are challenging even his most ardent supporters.

Potatoes And Pies Are OK, But Poll Shows Americans Don't Want Politics For Dinner

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Americans may love Thanksgiving — but not the side dish of political fighting that often comes with it. According to a new poll, 58 percent of those surveyed said they dread talking about politics during the holidays.

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.