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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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Inside Jeb Bush's Stealth Campaign to Woo Christian Conservatives

The quiet faith of Jeb Bush and what his party thinks about it.

Episode 9: First Out of the Gate

Ted Cruz announced his candidacy this week and the hosts assess what this means for the rest of the Republican field. Will Jeb Bush have an edge as Cruz drags the field to the right? And what abou...

Episode 8: The March Madness Episode

In this episode, Kristin, Tim and Shane debate Scott Walker's loose commitment to his positions and his staff, which contenders are hiring the best people and Chris Christie's dismal numbers. Plu...

Episode 7: Email Fallout: Do Democrats Have Another Option?

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Jeb Bush and the Iowa Trap

"It was little use. Bush had been sucked into vortex of Iowa, and there was no getting him out."

Iowa State of Mind

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