Don Gonyea

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.


Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

Friday, October 10, 2014

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.


Secret Service's Hollywood Allure Fueled By Its Secrecy

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Before Secret Service agents found themselves the butt of late-night TV jokes, they were more used to being portrayed in big-budget Hollywood movies. We look at the service through Hollywood's lens.


In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking it slow when it comes to public events. Her opponent, Democrat Rep. Gary Peters leads in polls, but the race is close.


For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Big Game In Town

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?


Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.


Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.


A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.


Once Low-Key, U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddenly Volatile

Monday, September 08, 2014

Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to skate to re-election. Republicans now are panicked that he could lose to a well-funded independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.


Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."


State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.


Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.


An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.


Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Monday, August 04, 2014

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.


Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.


While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

Friday, July 18, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has had a busy mid-term election season campaigning for Democratic Senate hopefuls — especially women — across the country. Warren has ruled out a presidential run in 2016.


Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Citing a list of grievances, some conservative advocates have been raising the possibility of impeaching President Obama. But the calls have become routine in the second term of the modern presidency.


In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It's Alt Country Vs. Rock

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Republicans have narrowed down their choices for their 2016 convention to Dallas and Cleveland. If the vote depended upon which one had the best theme music, it would be a tough decision.


Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In an age-old ritual, baseball fans, wielding pencils and scorecards, annotate every play of a game from the stands. The dying practice still has some hard-core practitioners.


Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The smiling spouse, kids and a dog once made for a perfect campaign ad. But politicians are increasingly turning to their parents to help them make the pitch to voters.