Don Gonyea

Don Gonyea appears in the following:

Revisiting The 1968 Republican Convention

Saturday, August 04, 2018

The Republican Convention of 1968 was a contrast to the tumultuous events of that year. Republicans sought to present their party as a law-and-order antidote to the disturbing images of a distant war and violent anti-war demonstrations at home.

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Labor Clout Takes A Hit In Supreme Court Ruling On Dues

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions this week, saying workers don't need to pay a cent in dues or fees, but they can still benefit from a union contract in their workplace.

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Reassessing Organized Labor's Political Power After Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2018

A new Supreme Court ruling removes unions' ability to collect fees to cover collective bargaining costs for workers who opt out of union membership. It's a big setback for labor unions in the U.S.

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Trump Sees Pardon As Power, Perk — Considers One For Muhammad Ali

Friday, June 08, 2018

For President Trump, the pardon seems to have become the ultimate symbol of presidential power. He says he's considering one for the late boxer, though Ali's attorney says it's not necessary.

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A Campaign Frozen In Time: Photographer Reflects On Covering Bobby Kennedy

Monday, May 21, 2018

It's been 50 years since Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Kennerly, who covered his short-lived run for president, describes what it was like on the ground.

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With 'The Prodigal Son,' Ry Cooder Puts His Own Touch On Gospel Music

Sunday, May 20, 2018

In his first solo album in six years, Cooder injects social satire into his refurbished work of traditional American gospel music.

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'My Fifth Career': Bettye LaVette Reinvents Bob Dylan For Herself

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The 72-year-old soul star reflects on a lifetime of overcoming industry skepticism and making Dylan's lyrics personal on her latest album Things Have Changed, her first major label release in 30 years.

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Trump Hits The Campaign Trail To Rally Republicans Before Midterms

Friday, May 11, 2018

President Trump campaigned in Elkhart, Ind., on Thursday — the same day he announced the meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and met the 3 Americans who had been detained in North Korea.

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Former Coal CEO Turned Senate Hopeful Don Blankenship Says He's 'Trumpier Than Trump'

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Blankenship could win West Virginia's GOP Senate primary, despite spending a year in prison after 29 miners died in an explosion at a mine owned by the company he led. Trump isn't backing him.

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Nebraska Farmers Talk Tariffs And Trade

Friday, April 13, 2018

Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.

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Nebraska Farmers Will Take Hit From Tariffs, But Will They Still Support Trump?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Farmers in Nebraska are taking the news of a trade war with China in stride. The tariffs on agricultural exports — particularly soy beans will hurt — but are the voters of this Republican state willing to take the pain and for how long?

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Prominent Republicans, Democrats Looking Ahead To 2020 With New Hampshire Visits

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

So far this year colleges and diners in New Hampshire have played host to a special visit from Republicans Jeff Flake and John Kasich, and Democrats Joe Biden and Martin O'Malley. That's early even for a place that is used to seeing a lot of politicians with national aspirations.

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Potential Candidates Travel To New Hampshire

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

New Hampshire is already playing host to politicians with presidential ambitions — and audiences are already interested in hearing their pitches.

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Could Dallas Suburbs, Longtime GOP Strongholds, Turn Blue?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dallas suburbs have long been Republican-held areas but Democrats hope that is changing. Democrats are looking to use anti-Trump sentiment to unseat an 11-term Republican congressman.

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Democrats See Opportunity In Dallas Suburb Thanks To Once Reliably GOP Voters

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Texas Republican Pete Sessions is running for reelection in a district that is an island of blue in a sea of red. But Democrats are sensing an opportunity in the area that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

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Missouri Senate Seat Is One Of The Most Competitive Midterm Races

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Democrat Claire McCaskill wants to retain her Senate seat in a state that voted for Donald Trump by 20 points. The GOP frontrunner is state Attorney General Josh Hawley.

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Trump Warns About Complacency In 2018 Midterms At CPAC

Friday, February 23, 2018

President Trump received an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday. He boasted of his first year accomplishments, but also had a warning about this year's midterm elections, saying complacency could short-circuit his agenda.

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NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

Thursday, February 22, 2018

NRA's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre addressed the annual gathering of conservatives in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. His message included a call to have arms in schools and an admonishment of those calling for stricter regulations on guns. LaPierre said those people are exploiting the moment for political gain.

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GOP Recruitment Troubles Could Affect Senate Races

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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.

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Virginia Voters And The State Of The Union

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

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