Danielle Kurtzleben

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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 ...


CHART: How Much Gets Done From State Of The Union Speeches?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Here are a few safe bets for Tuesday's State of the Union: There will be dozens of applause breaks, endless GIF-worthy moments and a laundry list of proposals (not to mention lots of reporters using the phrase "laundry list" for the first — and maybe only — time this year).



Research Suggests Gun Background Checks Work, But They're Not Everything

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Here's one topic Americans can bank on hearing about in next week's State of the Union address: gun control. The reaction to President Obama's announced gun-control measures this week was swift and entirely as expected. Gun-control advocates and many Democrats applauded his efforts; gun-rights groups and many Republicans loudly denounced ...


President Obama Has A Question For His Successor

Monday, December 28, 2015

The president has conducted a few interviews of his own recently, so NPR asked him: What does he want to ask the next president?


Analysis: Trump Tax Plan Boosts The Rich, Could Be A Drag On The Economy

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Pretty aggressive." That's how one might describe some of Donald Trump's political rhetoric. (Consider that the word of the day on the campaign trail Tuesday was "schlonged.") It's also how former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin described Trump's tax plan in September, when the reality TV star ...


Trump: Clinton Was 'Schlonged' In 2008 Nomination Race

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Donald Trump continued his pattern of provocative rhetoric on the campaign trail this week. At an event in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trump told supporters that Hillary Clinton got "schlonged" in the 2008 race.

"She was going to beat Obama," Trump told the crowd. "I don't know who would be worse. ...


Obama Insists Climate Deal Will Outlast GOP 'Climate Denial'

Monday, December 21, 2015

With a Paris climate agreement just over a week old, President Obama is singling out the GOP on climate change. In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president lambasted Republicans, whom he views as excessively contrarian on the issue.

"The Republican Party in the United States is ...


Are You An Evangelical? Are You Sure?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Here's what we've heard about evangelical voters lately: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and now Ted Cruz are fighting for them. Cruz says that a bunch of them are "missing" (and that he's the man to find them). And anyone will tell you that they play a decisive role ...


'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: "undocumented Democrats." Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls.

"Proponents of the Gang of Eight ...


Fact Check: Cruz's Misleading Charge About Rubio And Refugees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier this year, Donald Trump turned up the heat on immigration rhetoric in the GOP primary race. But thanks to attacks in Paris and then San Bernardino, the U.S. immigration conversation has shifted from fears over jobs to fears over personal safety.

Those fears made the clashes over immigration in ...


Surprised About Donald Trump's Popularity? You Shouldn't Be

Thursday, December 10, 2015

There are a lot of surprising things about Donald Trump's campaign. He has been atop polls almost constantly for nearly five months. Contrast that to GOP primaries of recent past, in which a series of "front-runners" have come and gone before a nominee was chosen.

Likewise, he seems not only ...


Why Aren't Ads Buying GOP Candidates Better Poll Numbers?

Friday, December 04, 2015

TV ads are unavoidable during a presidential election campaign — just ask the Iowans and New Hampshirites being bombarded with advertisements right now. So why aren't those TV spots seeming to do much good for some Republican candidates?

The latest ad-spending data show the man who has almost constantly led ...


Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Friday, November 27, 2015

It has become de rigueur to write about the woes of Thanksgiving-table political arguments. If you are unlucky enough to actually experience these, you may have noticed that the fights at the Thanksgiving table have grown more heated in recent years. That would make sense — after all, we keep ...


What The 2016 Candidates Would Do About ISIS, In One Chart

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton has revealed how she would fight ISIS in the wake of the attacks on Paris. Among her ideas: a no-fly zone, support for local troops, and a new authorization for the U.S. to use force in the region.

In a Thursday speech, the former secretary of state laid ...


Fact Check: Hillary Clinton On Using Force Against ISIS

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In Saturday's Democratic debate, Clinton said the U.S. has the authority to fight ISIS. But not everyone agrees on that.


Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Last night's presidential debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.


Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Immigration, In One Chart

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Immigration is shaping up to be one of the most contentious and emotional topics in the 2016 presidential race. It's also one on which candidates' views aren't yet fully formed.

It turns out that nailing down candidates' stances on immigration is really hard. They change their minds (or, at least, ...