Danielle Kurtzleben

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Here's Just How Massive Republicans' Super Tuesday Turnout Was

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

If voter turnout is any indicator of enthusiasm, this year's GOP voters are way, way more pumped than 2012 voters were. Democrats, meanwhile? Their excitement seems to have dimmed since 2008.

Last night, more than 8.5 million Republicans turned out to vote in the 11 GOP Super Tuesday states that ...


4 Takeaways From The Super Tuesday Exit Polls

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

It's the biggest voting night yet this year: Voters went to the polls and caucus sites in 13 states Tuesday, with 1,460 delegates at stake. And while results are still coming in, it's already clear: It's a great night for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Even across the wide array ...


Understanding The Clintons' Popularity With Black Voters

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Hillary Clinton's win in the South Carolina Democratic primary was a blowout, and black voters in particular are being credited with handing her that victory. More than 8 in 10 black voters in that state voted for Clinton, according to exit polls. If that trend holds, she could have a ...


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump

Friday, February 26, 2016

Donald Trump picked up his first congressional endorsements this week, and today he scored another major backer: one of his former rivals, Chris Christie.

"I've gotten to know all the people on that stage. And there is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong ...


6 Takeaways From Thursday's Republican Debate

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ahead of Thursday's Republican debate, pundits agreed that someone — and Marco Rubio in particular — needed to attack Trump.

And in that sense, the debate didn't disappoint. Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at the real estate mogul who is leading the GOP field heading into Super ...


How Nevada's Entrance Polls Turned Into A Political Fight Over Latinos

Monday, February 22, 2016

What exactly did we learn about the Latino vote this weekend? Take your pick of headlines.

  • "The entrance polls said Nevada's Latinos voted for Bernie Sanders. That's unlikely." (Vox)
  • "Did Bernie Sanders really just win the Hispanic vote in Nevada? There's good reason to think that, yes, he ...


The True Number Of Evangelical Voters Depends On Who You Ask

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Evangelical voters are often talked about as a key part of the electorate. But the actual number of evangelical voters and their religious beliefs are not nearly as clear-cut as pundits think.


Hillary Clinton Wins Nevada Caucuses

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton will win the Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Associated Press is reporting.

With 84 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton has 52.5 percent of the vote, compared to Sen. Bernie Sanders' 47.5 percent.

"Tens of thousands of men and women with kids to raise, bills to pay, and dreams ...


Survey: Clinton Maintains Massive Superdelegate Lead

Thursday, February 18, 2016

In the battle for primary votes, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight battle.

But you wouldn't know it to look at the superdelegates. In the unseen battle for these party insiders, Clinton has an overwhelming lead. Of the 712 Democratic superdelegates, 449 (or about 63 percent) ...


Top Wonks Take Aim At Sanders Economic Estimates

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Recent claims about Bernie Sanders' economic proposals are hurting the Democratic Party, say four former White House economists.

In an "open letter" posted Wednesday morning, former Council of Economic Advisers chairs blast a recent analysis from UMass-Amherst economics professor Gerald Friedman that the Sanders camp has praised in recent ...


5 Takeaways From The Democratic Debate

Thursday, February 11, 2016

In Thursday night's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — each with one nominating contest victory — looked ahead to the upcoming primaries in Nevada and South Carolina. Here are a few of the big takeaways from the debate.

1. A focus on African-American issues

Thursday's debate may have ...


People Keep Talking About 'The Establishment.' What Is It, Anyway?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

If you can't figure out what the establishment is, the political philosopher Jack Black has a good definition.

"You don't know the man? Oh, well, he's everywhere. In the White House, down the hall," he rants in the movie School of Rock. He adds, "And there used to be ...


How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This post was updated at 4:50 p.m. ET to reflect revised delegate counts

Bernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points.

That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to ...


Fact-Check: New Hampshire GOP Debate

Sunday, February 07, 2016

NPR's politics team fact-checks the Republican presidential debate. Much of the policy discussion focused on taxes, including a claim by Donald Trump that the U.S. is the most-taxed country on Earth.


Fact Check: GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The U.S. doesn't have the highest taxes in the world ... but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.


Republican Debate: 5 Things You Missed

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Saturday's GOP debate was the final one before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Here were five key moments:

1. That awkward start

One key thing has to happen before the debate starts: the candidates have to take the stage.

That proved more complicated than usual on Saturday night, as the ABC ...


All Politics Is Personal At A Small-Town Democratic Caucus

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

At the start of the Democratic caucus in Earlham, Iowa, there were 40 Hillary Clinton supporters, 40 Bernie Sanders supporters and 11 Martin O'Malley supporters, all massed around their respective tables in the concrete-floored town community center.

O'Malley was — in the language of caucus rules — not viable: He ...


Women And The Generational Divide Between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

Monday, February 01, 2016

Stephanie Hundley is an enthusiastic Bernie Sanders supporter. The 28-year-old from Waterloo is also enthusiastic about the fact that she's not going to vote for Hillary Clinton just because she's a woman.

"I don't think she's the woman to be representative of women," Hundley said. She ticked off a list ...


'I'm Not Electing A Pastor In Chief' — How Iowa's Evangelicals Are Deciding

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ted Cruz has one of the most overtly religious stump speeches on the Iowa campaign trail.

In Emmetsburg, Iowa, Friday the Texas senator quoted the Bible and exhorted his supporters to pray "each and every day" until Election Day.

"He's real," said Bobbie Clark, a Cruz supporter from Algona. "There's ...


Planned Parenthood Investigations Find No Fetal Tissue Sales

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Once again this week, an investigation into Planned Parenthood's alleged sale of fetal tissue came up empty.

A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, voted to indict in a state investigation of Planned Parenthood. But it didn't indict the reproductive rights organization. In an unexpected turn, the grand jury ...