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White House

President Bush could be forgiven for basking in the glory of yesterday's election today, but if he did so, he did it in private. No public events were scheduled and the president made phone calls to Republican winners and even to some Democrats. His press secretary said it was time to talk about working together to advance the agenda in the new Congress. NPR's Don Gonyea reports on a quiet but contented day at the White House.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
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