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Tim Alberta is leadership reporter for the National Journal. He formerly served as senior editor of National Journal Hotline, where he edited the publication’s popular tip-sheets and directed its coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential race.

A native of Michigan, Alberta was an award-winning reporter on state government while studying journalism and political science at Michigan State University.  He moved to D.C. in January 2008 to cover Congress while interning with the Wall Street Journal. Shortly thereafter, Alberta joined Politico, where he worked as an assistant editor and web producer while also reporting on the 2010 midterm elections.

Alberta joined the National Journal team in August 2010. He lives in Falls Church, Va.

Latest From Tim Alberta

Republicans Are Losing Faith in Their Michigan Senate Candidate

Terri Lynn Land is exactly who the GOP thought she was, and that's a problem – for her and the party's push to grab the seat.  

Why Justin Amash Keeps Winning

GOP leaders in Washington hate him. His opponent outspent him. The Chamber moved against him. "I clearly am getting under their skin," Amash gloats.  

Inside the GOP Leadership's Roller-Coaster Debut

Republicans finally headed home with immigration bills to tout, but the process wasn't pretty.

Divided House Approves $694M Border Bill, Deportation Measure

After delay, GOP pushes through measures on border funding and deportation policy that won't be taken up by Senate.

House Republicans May Save Their Border Bill Friday

Two bills could get a vote Friday.

After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills

Unable to wrangle support, Republicans had to put off votes on immigration measures.

House GOP Nears Consensus on Border Bill; Senate Agreement Looks Unlikely

Final vote expected on $659 million package on Thursday.

Show More from Tim Alberta

Republicans Are Losing Faith in Their Michigan Senate Candidate

Terri Lynn Land is exactly who the GOP thought she was, and that's a problem – for her and the party's push to grab the seat.  

Why Justin Amash Keeps Winning

GOP leaders in Washington hate him. His opponent outspent him. The Chamber moved against him. "I clearly am getting under their skin," Amash gloats.  

Inside the GOP Leadership's Roller-Coaster Debut

Republicans finally headed home with immigration bills to tout, but the process wasn't pretty.

Divided House Approves $694M Border Bill, Deportation Measure

After delay, GOP pushes through measures on border funding and deportation policy that won't be taken up by Senate.

House Republicans May Save Their Border Bill Friday

Two bills could get a vote Friday.

After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills

Unable to wrangle support, Republicans had to put off votes on immigration measures.

House GOP Nears Consensus on Border Bill; Senate Agreement Looks Unlikely

Final vote expected on $659 million package on Thursday.

Show More from Tim Alberta