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Tim Alberta is senior political correspondent for National Journal, reporting on the race for the White House in 2016. He previously covered Capitol Hill as House leadership reporter; prior to that he was senior editor of The Hotline, where he wrote the publication's popular tip-sheets and directed its coverage of the 2012 presidential election. A native of Michigan, Alberta was an award-winning reporter on state government while studying journalism and political science at Michigan State University. He later reported for the Wall Street Journal and Politico before joining National Journal in 2010. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

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Mike Huckabee Enters Presidential Race Wielding a Different Kind of 'Hope'

The former Arkansas governor begins his presidential race with long odds, but with a strategy for broader appeal.

Episode 14: A Liberal-Libertarian Moment

Kristin, Tim and Scott discuss the thin Democratic field and the next set of second-tier Republican contenders set to enter the race. Meanwhile, riots in Baltimore this week have presidential hop...

South Carolina State of Mind

Iowa and New Hampshire have hogged the presidential spotlight thus far in 2015. But the third state, one every bit as consequential to the GOP nominating process, is about to have its moment. Almo...

Episode 13: More Money, More Problems

The hosts reunite this week to discuss allegations that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions from foreign donors, money which was never disclosed to the White House. Meanwhile Chris Christie ...

Marco Rubio Is the Rock Star They Feared He Would Be

He's young. He's unknown. On some issues, he's out of step. And yet…

Super PACs Are Stealing Top Talent From Campaigns

Super PACs are poised to take over for traditional campaigns—starting by stealing their top talent.

Episode 12: Rubio's Underdog Strategy

Kristin and Tim are joined by Scott Bland, Editor-in-Chief of National Journal Hotline, to talk about Hillary Clinton's doomed bid to start small, Marco Rubio's smart money strategy, and the far-r...

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