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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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The Week In Politics: Spicer Is Out; Scaramucci Is In

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:22:00 -0400

It's been a busy week in politics: Sean Spicer steps down as White House spokesperson; investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia continues with new leads, and it was Made In America week.

A Look At Anthony Scaramucci

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.

George W. Bush And Bill Clinton Talk Leadership In Dallas

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:51:00 -0400

The two former presidents have bonded since leaving office. The event was a graduation ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for the latest group of Presidential Leadership Scholars.

Donald Trump Jr. Plays Down Russian Lawyer Meeting

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:28:00 -0400

The president's eldest son told Fox News' Sean Hannity that he didn't tell his father about a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because it was "nothing ... a wasted 20 minutes."

Morning News Brief: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails, Citizenship For Military Service

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:54:00 -0400

Donald Trump Jr. said in an interview with Fox News that "in retrospect," he would have done things differently when meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.

Christie Blasts N.J. Caller: 'I Love Getting Calls From Communists In Montclair'

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:13:00 -0400

"You have bad optics and you're a bully," an agitated radio caller told the GOP governor, who's been reeling from missteps and sagging approval ratings.

Morning News Brief: Uber CEO Resigns, GOP Wins In Georgia, Russia Investigation

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:42 -0400

Kara Swisher of Recode discusses the resignation of Uber's controversial CEO Travis Kalanick. Also, Republican Karen Handel won a special election in Georgia, dashing Democrats' hopes for an upset.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Republican Karen Handel has won the special congressional election in Georgia. It was the most expensive House race ever and disappointed Democrats' hopes for an upset.

Democrat Jon Ossoff Hopes Suburban Atlanta District Finally Elects Non-Republican

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

This suburban Atlanta congressional district usually elects Republicans. But in what has become the single most expensive Congressional race in U.S. history, Democrat Jon Ossoff hopes to change that.

Republican Karen Handel Hopes To Win Traditionally GOP House Seat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Voters in Georgia's sixth congressional district vote in a special election on Tuesday to replace Tom Price, who is now Health and Human Services Secretary. Handel was secretary of state in Georgia.

Trump Looms Over Both Democratic And GOP Primaries For Virginia Governor

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Two Democrats are trying to channel anger against the president to win their party's nomination. The GOP front-runner has worked to sidestep Trump as he faces a challenge from his right.

Virginia Democrats Seek Party's Path Forward In Gubernatorial Race

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

While many elections this year are seen as a referendum on President Trump, in the Virginia gubernatorial race, people are looking for signs about the direction of the Democratic Party. It's the progressive wing versus the establishment wing, and each is staking a claim on the party's future in Virginia.

Amid Assault Charges, Republican Gianforte Wins Montana's House Seat

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

On Night Before Election, Montana House Candidate Allegedly Assaults Journalist

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Last night in Montana, the Republican candidate for the state's open U.S. House seat, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly "body-slamming" a journalist. The vote is on Thursday.

Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special Election

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:57:00 -0400

A super-charged political environment and backlash against the GOP health care bill have made Thursday's special congressional election for Montana's lone House seat primed for a possible upset.