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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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President Trump speaks to service members of the U.S. Coast Guard during an invitation to play golf at Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Trump resort at Mar-a-Lago brought in nearly $23 million last year. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Bill Clinton stands with Alice Rivlin, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, at the White House on March 19, 1996. Rivlin was the first woman to hold that post. Richard Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign stop at the Kermit, W.Va., fire department on May 10. Kermit has a population of about 400 and is believed to have been visited by only one other presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy. Warren went on to campaign in the rural southern Ohio town of Chillicothe, before ending the day in Columbus. Andrew Spear for NPR hide caption

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan — To Get Personal With Voters

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Warren Takes Democratic Presidential Campaign To West Virginia, Ohio

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a May 4 town hall at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Workers on his campaign have reached a union contract with management. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Jill Biden spoke to NPR about her new book and her husband Joe Biden's recent overture to Anita Hill. "He apologized for the way the hearings were run. And so now it's kind of — it's time to move on," she said. Tsering Bista/NPR hide caption

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Jill Biden Says 'It's Time To Move On' From Anita Hill Controversy

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New Group Focuses On Mobilizing Women Toward Political Activism

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Biden To Kick Off Presidential Campaign With A Rally In Pittsburgh

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Former Vice President Joe Biden leaves after addressing striking workers at the Stop & Shop in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston on April 18. He is expected to launch a presidential campaign within days. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Consider: Is A White, Straight Man The Safe Bet Against Trump?

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Medicare For All Dominates Democrats' Health Care Debates

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