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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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Oklahoma GOP Wants Chairman Out for Protecting Official Guilty of Domestic Abuse

The chairman demoted the guilty official to political director, but state Republicans say that's not enough. Now they want both men gone.  

His State to Lose

While his rivals spar elsewhere, Rubio is putting a stranglehold on South Carolina.

Rick Santorum Rips Fox News Over 'Arbitrary' Debate Rules

"The idea that a national poll has any relationship to the viability of a candidate— ask Rudy Giuliani that. Ask Phil Gramm that."

Fun with Numbers

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RNC Tries Damage Control Over Debate 'Cap'

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Go South, Old Man

Mike Huckabee hasn't changed, but the primary calendar has. Now he aims to exploit it.

Episode 16: 'It’s Not Charming, It’s Curmudgeonly'

Kristin, Tim, and Alex discuss Jeb Bush's messy week and Mike Huckabee's smart primary strategy. The Hillary Clinton campaign makes its first moves, hinting at its 2016 approach, and websites — ...

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