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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 PoliticsPA.com.

Latest From Alex Roarty

The First Act of 2016 Is Around the Corner

It's no stretch to think of President Obama 's executive order on deferred deportations—a decision expected to come as early as this week—as the first major political event of the 2016 elec...

Obama's Immigration Order Has 2016 Perils for Both Parties

Executive action could complicate message for Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls alike.

Obama and Republicans' Presidential Two-Step

President Obama 's recommendation that the FCC maintain "net neutrality" -- quickly condemned by prospective GOP presidential candidates -- is the beginning of a political process, not just a pol...

GOP to Democrats: It Wasn't Luck, We're Just Better Than You

The party says its electoral machine has caught up—and even passed—its rival across the aisle.

Kay Hagan's Loss Is a Devastating Blow to Democrats

Running a near perfect campaign wasn't enough to offset the national mood against President Obama and Democrats.

The Koch Network Spent $100 Million This Election Cycle

Democrats tried to turn the money against the GOP, but Republicans rode the funding to victory nonetheless.

No Matter How Well They've Run, Senate Democrats Can't Seem to Break Free of Obama

To keep the Senate, Democrats have to win over voters who dislike the president. Recent elections suggest that will be difficult.

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Obama's Immigration Order Has 2016 Perils for Both Parties

Executive action could complicate message for Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls alike.

GOP to Democrats: It Wasn't Luck, We're Just Better Than You

The party says its electoral machine has caught up—and even passed—its rival across the aisle.

Kay Hagan's Loss Is a Devastating Blow to Democrats

Running a near perfect campaign wasn't enough to offset the national mood against President Obama and Democrats.

The Koch Network Spent $100 Million This Election Cycle

Democrats tried to turn the money against the GOP, but Republicans rode the funding to victory nonetheless.

No Matter How Well They've Run, Senate Democrats Can't Seem to Break Free of Obama

To keep the Senate, Democrats have to win over voters who dislike the president. Recent elections suggest that will be difficult.

They're Not Allowed to Talk. But Candidates and PACs Are Brazenly Communicating All the Time.

Candidates, committees, and outside-group allies are sharing more information than ever thanks to a law easily bypassed and an FEC stuck in gridlock.

As North Carolina Senate Race Tightens, Both Sides Inject Race

A Democratic group invokes the name of Trayvon Martin in an ad aimed at black voters, drawing charges of 'race-hustling' from a Koch-linked organization.

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