Don Gonyea

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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Friday, April 11, 2014

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.


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.


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

Start with a big ballroom at a resort hotel just outside D.C. Add thousands of conservative activists. Stir in hundreds of political journalists, and you've got an irresistible attraction for any Republican presidential hopeful.

For those with their eye on the Oval Office, it's also an early audition before a ...


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

President Obama doesn't leave office until January of 2017, but already the competition has begun for the right to host his presidential library and museum.

A new foundation has been set up to raise money and to begin the site selection process, and there are already bids in the works ...


RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Leaders of the Republican Party acknowledge they have a problem attracting minority voters — especially African-Americans, 93 percent of whom voted for President Obama in 2012, compared with just 6 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

That chasm is at the heart of a new initiative by the Republican National ...


Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Republican Party leaders gathered in Washington this week for their annual winter meetings. They approved new rules for the 2016 presidential primaries designed to create a more orderly path to the GOP nomination — and, the party hopes, to the White House.

But this week's meeting also provided an opportunity ...


Veteran Pennsylvania Congressman Can't Escape GOP Civil War

Monday, November 04, 2013

At 7 a.m. on a recent weekday morning, the Bedford Diner, in Bedford, Pa., is jumping.

Way in the back, some tables have been pushed together for a weekly prayer breakfast that's really a gathering of old friends — all military veterans, some of whom are retired. Art Halvorson, a ...


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

Friday, October 18, 2013

This month's government shutdown grew out of Republicans' insistence on a budget that defunded the Affordable Care Act.

That didn't happen, but Republicans still detest the law — and now there's a movement underway to oust Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

What's unexpected is that the effort is ...


6 Lessons From The Colorado Gun Wars

Thursday, September 12, 2013

In the latest faceoff over gun control laws, gun rights groups won big.

In Colorado this week, the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups helped oust two state senators — both Democrats — in contentious recall elections prompted by their support of a package of gun control laws ...