Danielle Kurtzleben

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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game Changer

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Everyone knows student debt is growing. College costs are growing. Student debt delinquencies are rising. And now Hillary Clinton has her own plan for how to stem that tide of financial problems for college graduates.

On Monday, Clinton released a package of ideas aimed at helping Americans handle their college ...

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Fact Check: Candidates Don't Tell The Whole Stories In First Debate

Friday, August 07, 2015

In the prime-time Republican presidential debate Thursday, the candidates bragged about their records as governors and in the private sector, but the facts didn't always add up.

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What You Need To Know About Early Polls And How To Read Them

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The early 2016 presidential polls are flying, which means the complaining about polls is in full swing, too.

"You guys should know by now that the Monmouth University poll was created just to aggravate me," Chris Christie told The Washington Post recently about a New Jersey-based poll that showed ...

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Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Jeb Bush is again in damage-control mode, this time over an offhand remark he made about Planned Parenthood. He said at an event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and he highlighted that he did so as governor of Florida.

He then added as ...

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Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Update: This post was updated at 6:55 p.m. ET to reflect Fox's announcement of debate participants.

The Republican presidential field has just had the most exciting fight for 10th place America has ever seen.

It also just might have been a meaningless fight.

With the major contenders for the ...

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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

Saturday, August 01, 2015

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

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SuperPAC Fundraising Already Dwarfs 2012 Levels

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Independent-expenditure-only committees, also known as superPACs, released their latest funding numbers on Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

The numbers already are far higher than those of the three election cycles since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, which paved the ...

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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Says She's Healthy Enough To Be President

Friday, July 31, 2015

The State Department's latest dump of Hillary Clinton's emails may dominate the news cycle in the coming days, but her campaign also released another crucial document on Friday — a clean bill of health for the Democratic front-runner.

The confirmation comes from Lisa Bardack, a New York-based doctor who has ...

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#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

Friday, July 31, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...

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Most of Donald Trump's Political Money Went To Democrats — Until 5 Years Ago

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Well, if I ever ran for office, I'd do better as a Democrat than as a Republican," Donald Trump told Playboy in 1990. "And that's not because I'd be more liberal, because I'm conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me."

It turns out that even The ...

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Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining ...

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Think America's Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Congress is one tiny step closer to funding America's highways, as the Senate decided Wednesday night to open debate on their transportation bill as the July 31 deadline looms. The Highway Trust Fund has been in dire straits the last few years, spending more than it's taking in. Because ...

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Barack Obama said before the New Hampshire primary during his contentious primary with Hillary Clinton in 2008 that she was "likable enough." The quip got him in trouble with Clinton supporters, but Clinton's likability is at the heart of her candidacy in 2016.

Clinton has a massive lead among Democratic ...

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The Best Insults Of Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Speech

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Donald Trump held a kickoff event for his South Carolina campaign on Tuesday, and his speech was, to put it mildly, a doozy. Speaking in Sun City, S.C., without the aid of a TelePrompTer — because "Maybe when you run for president you shouldn't be allowed to use a TelePrompTer, ...

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Scott Walker's 'Kohl's Curve,' Explained

Monday, July 20, 2015

To promote his economic ideas and tout his blue collar credentials, Scott Walker has been using a unique tactic: talking about his shopping habits. In his presidential campaign kick-off, the Wisconsin governor talked about how much he and his wife, Tonette, love a certain Wisconsin-based discount retailer.

"Some of you ...

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5 Things We've Learned About 2016 Presidential Fundraising

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The first major campaign finance data dump of the 2016 presidential race is in, offering a look into how the candidates are raising and spending money. With second-quarter disclosures due at midnight July 15, most campaigns released their figures late Wednesday and into the evening.

Already, just a few months ...

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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

If you've been paying attention to the political news in the past couple of years, you know that the U.S. stands virtually alone in not mandating paid leave of any type for its workers.

It's hard to miss; the topic has become a top talking point for Democratic politicians. Hillary ...

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Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Monday, July 13, 2015

In a Monday speech, Hillary Clinton focused on a trend that millions of Americans know all too intimately: declining incomes.

The Clinton campaign is calling the phenomenon of stagnant wages "the defining economic challenge of our time," and as debates and primaries draw ever closer, it's becoming clear that jump-starting ...

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Fact Check: 36 Percent Or Not? Inside Jeb Bush's Tax Math

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Jeb Bush released more tax returns than any other presidential candidate in history. Over 33 years, the former Florida governor's campaign said he paid an average effective tax rate of 36 percent.

... depending on how you calculate it.

That's a confusing number, and it obscures three decades in which ...

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Friday, July 03, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...

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