Don Gonyea

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Jeb Bush Tests Political Waters In Detroit

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In his first major speech of the year, Jeb Bush seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.


Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters With Detroit Speech

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.


Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.


Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.


Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Friday, January 23, 2015

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.


Georgia Pushes For An SEC Presidential Primary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Taking inspiration from college football's Southeastern Conference, Georgia's secretary of state is asking other southeastern states to join in a southern primary on March 1.


Obama Can Expect An Unfriendly Audience — But There's A History Here

Monday, January 19, 2015

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a Congress dominated by Republicans. At least he can take comfort in the fact that the momen...


Federal Watchdog To Let Teamsters Union Off Its Leash

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.


That's So Joe: How The Senate Swearing-In Became Must-See TV

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The vice president welcomed senators and their families to Tuesday's photo-op ceremony — and he did it in typical Biden fashion.


Remembering When Johnny Cash Stopped To Talk To A Young Reporter

Friday, December 26, 2014

In 1981, NPR's Don Gonyea's was working as a disc jockey in Michigan when he got an interview with Johnny Cash at a county fair. (This piece first aired on Feb. 23, 2013 on Weekend Edition Saturday).


What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

With Jeb Bush signaling he's likely to run for president in 2016, it's another sign that the presidential announcement season is underway. Here's a look at who has jumped in the race ...


Levin, Harkin, Coburn Among Senators Bidding Adieu

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Leading Democrats and even some Republicans had kind words Tuesday for the Michigander, who was first elected to the House when Eisenhower was president. His wife was elected to his seat in November.


Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.


Nationwide Protests Are Decentralized, But Coordinated

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

One of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is Phillip Agnew, a Florida-based activist with the group Dream Defenders. Agnew talks with Audie Cornish about the recent demonstrations.

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Is The Election Over Yet?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Election Day has come and gone, but in some midterm races there's still no winner just yet.


Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.


Congress' Newest Members Come To Washington

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.


Republicans Gain Seats In State Legislatures, Governors Mansions

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate was the big headline. But it also increased the number of state legislative chambers it controls, and added 3 new governorships, bringing that total to 33.


Getting Out The Vote A More Challenging Task In The Midterms

Monday, November 03, 2014

Political campaigns are intensely focused on voter turnout in the final hours before Tuesday's midterm election day. And with good reason — overall voter participation is always down in non-presidential years.