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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Reporter

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web, and is a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. Her reporting is wide-ranging, with particular focuses on gender politics, demographics, and economic policy.

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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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts (center), is just one of several potential 2020 presidential candidates who came out in support of Sanders' Medicare for All proposal in 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

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Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina

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House Democrats Nominate Pelosi For Speaker; Republicans Win Final Senate Seat

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Newly elected members of the House of Representatives Lucy McBath and Abigail Spanberger meet in front of the U.S. Capitol. Both women represent newly Democratic suburban districts. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Won The Suburbs. Now They Have To Hold Them

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Michelle Obama On Trump's Birtherism And Her Own Story In 'Becoming'

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Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, thanks supporters at an election night rally. Spanberger declared victory over Republican incumbent Dave Brat. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress (With Potentially More To Come)

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Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Virginia's Seventh District in the House of Representatives, addresses supporters Thursday. She's one of 10 Democratic non-incumbent women running in toss-up districts. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Roughly 80 Percent Of Americans Scared Political Incivility Will Lead To More Violence

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New NPR Poll Shows Trump is Key Factor in Midterms

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 25

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Antonio Delgado is one of many Democrats making health care the centerpiece of their campaigns. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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2018 Is The Year Democrats Got Comfortable Talking Health Care Again

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