Danielle Kurtzleben

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


#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, ...


MAP: Lethal Injection By Far The Most Popular Execution Method In U.S.

Monday, June 29, 2015

States may continue using a popular but controversial drug in lethal injection executions, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-4 decision.

In Glossip et al. v. Gross et al., the question was whether or not to allow states to use midazolam, a drug used to render inmates ...


Map: Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Laws Will Now Change Nationwide

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court has decided that state same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

In a set of cases grouped under Obergefell v. Hodges, the high court ruled, 5-4, that states have to license same-sex marriages, as well as recognize same-sex marriages from other states. All ...


Maps: What The Supreme Court's Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Could Mean

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As soon as Thursday, the Supreme Court could decide the fate of millions of same-sex couples nationwide. In a ruling covering four cases, the court will determine whether states can prohibit same-sex marriage, as 13 states currently do.

It's always tough to predict how the court will rule but, broadly ...


What If The Supreme Court Had Gone The Other Way On Obamacare?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This post was updated at 12:15 p.m. ET to reflect the Supreme Court's ruling.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state-based subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are legal. A different decision could have affected the health care of millions of Americans. In King v. Burwell, the court chose to ...


Fact Check: Could Jeb Bush Really Grow GDP At 4 Percent? It's Hard To See How

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jeb Bush's presidential candidacy announcement this week, after months of campaigning, came as no surprise. One small surprise that did pop up in his remarks, however, was a lofty goal he has set for himself as president — to grow the economy at a 4 percent rate if he's elected.



Why Obama Has His Work Cut Out For Him On Getting Trade Votes

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Obama administration finds itself in the rare position of fighting alongside House Republicans this week as it tries to overcome Friday's stinging defeat to its massive trade package, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The defeat came when Speaker John Boehner split the president's agenda that passed the Senate in May into ...


'Religious Nones' Are Growing Quickly. Should Republicans Worry?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jenny Schulz isn't religious.

"I see religion as something really personal," said Schulz, 26, who works at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. "So the fact that it is a requirement in politics always seems unusual to me."

She said she "oscillates between atheist and agnostic," but she knows it could ...


Bros Before What? Lindsey Graham Would Be Third Bachelor Elected President

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Joe Biden couldn't help dropping an f-bomb when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. Obama knew he would have "more flexibility" in his dealings with Russia after he was reelected. And back in 2010, Carly Fiorina didn't like Barbara Boxer's hairstyle.

Those are just a few ...


Jeb Bush And Florida's 'Scarlet Letter Law,' Explained

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Imagine publishing a list of all of your recent sexual partners in the local paper. That was what one 2001 Florida law, enacted under then-Gov. Jeb Bush, required of some women in the state.

Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett brought the so-called Scarlet Letter law to national attention in ...


Here's How Inflation Has Eroded American Workers' Overtime Eligibility

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

President Obama is once again poised to go it alone on labor policy, this time on overtime. The Labor Department is expected in the coming weeks to release a rule making millions more Americans eligible for overtime work — currently, all workers earning below $455 a week, or $23,660 a ...