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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. 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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Members of the 'Wall of Moms" lock their arms during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Thursday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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What The 'Wall Of Moms' Protests Say About Motherhood, Race In America

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The Complicated History Of Moms As The Face Of Protest Movements

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President Trump To Repeal Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule Aimed To Combat Racial Bias

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GOP Hoped To Diversify. Then Came President Trump.

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When Mitt Romney (right) and his running mate Paul Ryan lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, it inspired the party to conduct an "autopsy" of what went wrong. Today, some Republicans question that report's value. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Defied The 2013 GOP Autopsy. So Was It A 'Failure'?

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Trump, Biden Focus Campaigns On Economic Reform

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Joe Biden Lays Out His Economic Recovery Plan

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Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

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President Revives "American Carnage" Message

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