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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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Episode 4: Bush's Family Legacy, Clinton's Foreign Donors, and Hotline's Presidential Power Rankings

In this week's episode, Jeb embraces the Bush family if not the Bush name, the Clintons stumble into trouble over foreign friends, a megadonor embarrasses Rand Paul, and the GOP field gets shu...

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Episode 3: Walker's Dodge, Bush's Hiring Mistake, and Paul's Foreign Policy Problem

This week, Kristin Roberts, Shane Goldmacher and Tim Alberta discuss Scott Walker's evolution slip, Jeb Bush's not-so-tech-savvy hiring mistake, Hillary Clinton and the wait for her campaign launc...

Marco Rubio: Don't Compare Me to Barack Obama

The first-term senator says his legislative experience is much deeper than the president's was when he first sought the office.

Mike Huckabee Thinks He Has Iowa Evangelicals Locked Down. He’s Wrong.

Mike Huckabee thinks he has Iowa evangelicals locked down. He's wrong.

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