Don Gonyea

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Austin Hosts Presidents Past And Present To Honor Civil Rights

Thursday, April 10, 2014

President Obama is in Austin, Texas, honoring the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He's one of four U.S. presidents to appear at a civil rights summit this week.


LBJ Legacy: Vietnam War Often Overshadows Civil Rights Feat

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lyndon Johnson's presidential record has long been overshadowed by the failed war in Vietnam. But the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is leading to a reassessment of his accomplishments.


For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

Thursday, April 03, 2014

National party conventions have received taxpayer funds for years, but new legislation will end that — just as parties and the media are rethinking the relevance of those quadrennial extravaganzas.


The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A Senate committee vote, expected this week, marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.


Tinariwen On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Grammy-winning band from Northern Mali performs two sparse songs from its new album, Emmaar.


GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.


The Pope And Obama Share A Knack For Inspiring The Young

Saturday, March 29, 2014

President Obama met with Pope Francis this week at the Vatican. Among those watching most closely were young American Catholics.


Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Monday, March 17, 2014

Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.


CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.


Sen. Rand Paul To Address Annual CPAC Meeting

Friday, March 07, 2014

Everyone at the Conservative Political Action Conference assumes Rand Paul is running for president. He's a top contender, but is the GOP ready for his non-interventionist foreign policy views?


Dingell Dynasty Could Continue In Michigan

Friday, February 28, 2014

In Michigan, Debbie Dingell is announcing that she will run for Congress in the district represented by her husband since 1959. John Dingell recently announced his own retirement.


Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Barack H. Obama Foundation launched this week, with the goal of raising millions of dollars to fund the 44th president's library and museum. The politics of picking a city for the venture, however, makes fundraising look easy.


RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

After a presidential election where GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 6 percent of the black vote, the Republican National Committee is asking African-Americans to give the party another look.


Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Republican National Committee's annual meetings this week provided an opportunity to see how far Republicans have come in an effort, begun a year ago, to reach out to new voters — especially young people, minorities and women.


Veteran Pennsylvania Congressman Can't Escape GOP Civil War

Monday, November 04, 2013

Bill Shuster, a seven-term Republican congressman from rural, central Pennsylvania, has long been considered a social and fiscal conservative. But his vote to end the government shutdown and close alliance with Speaker John Boehner has put him on the list of GOP incumbents facing Tea Party-backed primary challenges next year.


Rep. Shuster To Face Tea Party Challenger Next Year

Monday, November 04, 2013

Republican Congressman Bill Shuster was among the 87 House Republicans who voted to end the government shut down. That's just one reason the veteran House member will face a Tea Party primary challenger next year. Shuster has huge advantages in money and name recognition but incumbent Republicans can't take anything for granted.


Fla. Special Election Will Reflect Shutdown's Impact

Friday, October 25, 2013

The death of Florida congressman Bill Young is likely to lead to the first congressional election in a competitive district following the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight. An election date has not yet been set by Gov. Rick Scott, but could be in March.


Obamacare Fight Leads Sen. Roberts To Turn Against Old Friend Sebelius

Friday, October 18, 2013

Despite their failure to defund the health care law, Republicans still detest it — and now there's a movement underway to oust Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. What's unexpected is that the effort is being led by Sen. Pat Roberts, a fellow Kansan she has long had close ties to.


6 Lessons From The Colorado Gun Wars

Thursday, September 12, 2013

There's still a big gap in the level of intensity between gun groups and gun control advocates.


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.