Danielle Kurtzleben

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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 ...


No Way To Pick A President? Here Are 6 Other Ways To Do It

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Every four years, Iowans are deluged with the talking points, the stump speeches, the polls and, of course, the ads.

They also hear that they shouldn't be first. Iowans are too white, too old and too few to merit first-in-the-nation status, say the critics.

But if Iowa shouldn't be first, ...


Iowa Paper Endorses Rubio, Clinton; Says Sanders Is Unrealistic

Saturday, January 23, 2016

With a little more than a week to go until the Iowa caucuses, the Des Moines Register endorsed Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in the 2016 presidential race. The Hawkeye state's largest paper tweeted its choices Saturday night.

The paper's ...


Break It Down: Checking Claims In Sunday's Democratic Debate

Monday, January 18, 2016

NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben and Scott Horsley break down the claims from Sunday night's Democratic debate. One big area of disagreement was health care.


Break It Down: Fact Checking The GOP Debate

Friday, January 15, 2016

After Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, NPR policy reporters fact check the candidates' statements.


Martin O'Malley Under Investigation For Furniture Purchases

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Anne Arundel (Md.) County State's Attorney is investigating former Gov. Martin O'Malley, the AP reported Thursday, for furniture purchases he made as he left office in January 2015. (The Baltimore Sun was the first to report the investigation.)

O'Malley and his wife paid a steep discount on 54 ...


Clinton Would Raise Taxes On The Wealthy. Here's What You Need To Know

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton wants you to know she has a new tax proposal. She also wants you to know that Bernie Sanders does not.

Late Tuesday, Clinton released a plan aimed squarely at a specific subset of Americans: that is, the very rich. She also went on the attack against ...