Danielle Kurtzleben Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.
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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Correspondent

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web, and is a regular on The NPR Politics Podcast. She is covering the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on on economic policy and gender politics.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Kurtzleben spent a year as a correspondent for Vox.com. As part of the site's original reporting team, she covered economics and business news.

Prior to Vox.com, Kurtzleben was with U.S. News & World Report for nearly four years, where she covered the economy, campaign finance and demographic issues. As associate editor, she launched Data Mine, a data visualization blog on usnews.com.

A native of Titonka, Iowa, Kurtzleben has a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College. She also holds a master's degree in global communication from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Sunday

Donald Trump is a convicted felon. How is that shaping his campaign messaging?

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Friday

Former President Donald Trump holds a press conference following the verdict in his hush-money trial at Trump Tower on May 31 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Trump is found guilty on 34 counts in New York. How will this affect his campaign?

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Monday

Voters fill out their ballots at a polling place, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Sunday

Why some young male voters are moving to Trump

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Saturday

Palestinians receive medical care at the European hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. doctor in Gaza wants President Biden to know 'we are not safe'

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Saturday

Former President Donald Trump has long made headlines with controversial comments about everything from immigration to trade, but translating those talking points isn't always easy. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Thursday

On a day off from his hush money trial, Trump campaigns in 2 swing states

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Monday

Voters fill out their ballots at a polling place, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Friday

Kirsten Dunst as Lee in Civil War. A24 hide caption

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Wednesday

Packages of mifepristone tablets are displayed at a family planning clinic on April 13, 2023 in Rockville, Md. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump outlines his policy on abortion in a posting on Truth Social

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Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives for a GOP fundraiser, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Monday

Conservative groups aim to use an 1873 law to virtually end abortions nationwide

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Friday

No Labels will not nominate a third-party presidential candidate for 2024 election

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Thursday

People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally on Capitol Hill in 2013. No Labels says it won't field a presidential candidate in November after strategists for the bipartisan organization were unable to attract a candidate willing to seize on the widespread dissatisfaction with President Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption

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Monday

A man wearing a hat with patches supportive of Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump sits at a Buckeye Values PAC rally awaiting remarks from Trump on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Trump supporters hold images of Laken Riley before he speaks at a rally in Rome, Ga., on March 9. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Like a Phish concert but with more grievance, this is what it's like at a Trump rally

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Thursday

A look inside the alternate universe that is a Trump rally

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