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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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A House Democrat's anti-abortion stance could cost him a seat

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the Emily's List gala on May 3. Harris spoke a day after a published report revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's why Democrats are making the abortion debate about more than abortion

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Overturning Roe v. Wade could erode other rights such as same-sex marriage

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Protesters — and some supporters — of draft opinion gather outside the Supreme Court

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Abortion-rights advocates and opponents gather outside the Supreme Court

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These Candidates Face Allegations Of Abuse—Will They Win Their Elections Anyway?

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Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker walks off the stage during a rally featuring former President Donald Trump on Sept. 25 in Perry, Georgia. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans confront (or sidestep) abuse accusations against midterm candidates

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How Congress Is Investigating January 6th — And Preparing For Any Future Attacks

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed To The Supreme Court

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