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Don Gonyea

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Tea Party Won't Let Congress Forget Obamacare Issues

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tea Party Patriots are making a push for Congress to defund the new health care law as part of debates over the budget and funding the federal government. On Capitol Hill Tuesday, Tea Party activists have scheduled an afternoon gathering to rally support for cutting off funding for the health law often referred to as Obamacare.

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March On Washington Had Lasting Impact On 3 Detroiters

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fifty years ago on Wednesday, 250,000 people crowded onto the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. They came from all across the country for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Three of those people from the Detroit area share the lasting impact the event had on their subsequent lives.

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2016 May Seem Just Around The Corner For Political Rivals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

With a public battle between two likely Republican presidential contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and a private meeting between possible Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, it feels like 2016 is just around the corner. The two parties are already aligning themselves for a presidential race that's still three years away.

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Iowa Could Pose Problem For GOP Outreach

Monday, July 22, 2013

While the GOP autopsy on the 2012 election talks explicitly about reaching out to women and minorities to expand the party, it does not get into detail about its Iowa problem. Specifically, the state GOP that begins the presidential nominating season is dominated by religious conservatives most resistant to a broader, more inclusive party message.

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The Civil Rights Stand Of A Young Gerald Ford

Sunday, July 14, 2013

President Gerald Ford was born 100 years ago Sunday. He is best known for pardoning President Richard Nixon, but a little-known story from his college days might also serve to define his character.

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Obama Campaigners Try To Get Texas Fired Up For Democrats

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Veterans of President Obama's presidential campaigns want to challenge Republicans' domination of the state's politics. The group says Texas' shifting demographics โ€” including a fast-growing Hispanic population โ€” combined with an intense grass-roots effort could give them an opening.

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Texas Democrats See Opportunity In Changing Demographics

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

For most of the 20th century, Democrats were the only game in town when it came to Texas politics. But that changed and Republicans have been in charge for decades. For Democrats to return to power, they'll have to hold together a coalition of minority voters.

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WWII Vets Have All But Vanished From The Halls Of Congress

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died this week at 89, had been the only remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Just two are left in the House. Today, fewer than 1 in 5 members of Congress have military service on their resume.

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IRS Inquiries Crossed The Line, Tea Party Groups Say

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Activists are calling for a full investigation, and possibly lawsuits, following revelations that the IRS flagged so-called patriot groups for scrutiny in applications for federal tax-exempt status. Groups say they were asked about rallies, Facebook and Twitter activity.

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On Recess, Senators Get An Earful Over Failed Gun Vote

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Senators whose votes on the gun bill got attention back home have been getting an earful during the recess week, when many are back in their states.

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How Will Obama Make His Case On Syria?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

When it comes to the U.S. role in Syria's civil war, President Obama says he's weighing all options. Whatever he decides, he'll have to make his case to a public that hasn't been paying close attention.

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Presidents Overlook Differences At Bush Center Opening

Friday, April 26, 2013

All five living presidents were together in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, for the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library and museum. The new $250 million library is on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

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George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedicated In Dallas

Thursday, April 25, 2013

All five living presidents gathered in Dallas on Thursday for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

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Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The United Farm Workers seemed to be all over Washington this week โ€” lobbying members of Congress and gathering for a big immigration rally outside the Capitol. The union has gotten "a huge injection of leverage" from its role in the immigration debate, one analyst says.

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Immigration Activists Call For Faster Policy Reforms

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thousands of protesters descended on Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, demanding action by Congress on immigration. Audie Cornish talks to Don Gonyea.

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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Docket Draws Crowds

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pro-gay marriage forces won the real estate battle in front of the Supreme Court Tuesday on the first of two days of arguments on the subject inside the court. On the National Mall, a rally was held for traditional marriage.

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Outside the Supreme Court, The Arguments Continue

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As oral arguments were held Tuesday in the first of two same-sex-marriage cases inside the Supreme Court, the steps and sidewalks outside were transformed into a public forum of sorts on the issue.

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CPAC Showcases Mix Of Conservative Visions

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference wraps Saturday. NPR's Don Gonyea gives the highlights from the annual gathering of conservatives.

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Rob Portman Becomes Only Republican In The Senate To Support Gay Marriage

Friday, March 15, 2013

Activists attending the CPAC convention were among those responding to Rob Portman on Friday after the Ohioan became the first Republican in the Senate to support gay marriage.

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At CPAC, GOP Makes Push For Young Voters

Friday, March 15, 2013

Winning over young voters is one of the biggest challenges facing conservatives. At this year's CPAC, there's an extra push to counter the advantage Democrats have enjoyed with voters under 30 in the past two presidential elections.

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