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Alex is the chief political correspondent for National Journal Hotline. Since joining National Journal in 2010, he has covered House and Senate races, the GOP presidential primary, and the 2012 presidential campaign. Prior to joining National Journal, he covered Pennsylvania politics and government, most recently as editor of the Harrisburg-based

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The Politics of the Iran Deal

We are always hesitant to label foreign policy a key issue in down-ballot elections. But increasingly, international affairs are shaping the early moments of important Senate races -- and more oft...

Fall Previews

Summer is winding to a close, and with it, any sense that we're in a political off-season. As fall arrives, here are three pressing questions that could shape the landscape in both the presidentia...

Hotline's Senate Rankings: The Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip in 2016

A look at the 2016 Senate landscape, ranked in terms of which seats look most likely to change hands next year.

Winners: Trump, Kasich, Rubio. Losers: Bush, Carson, Cruz.

Donald Trump's campaign might eventually unravel, but it didn't happen Thursday night.

Heath Shuler Is Exploring a North Carolina Senate Run

Former Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler is actively exploring a Senate run in North Carolina, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell National Journal.

Reversal of Fortune: How GOP-Style Primaries Are Threatening Senate Democrats

In 2016, it might be the Democrats' turn to shoot themselves in the foot.

Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: The Trump Card

What's next for the presidential campaign after a Donald-dominated summer stretch.  

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