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Tim Alberta is a senior political correspondent for 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.

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Turnover, Poaching, and Back-Stabbing as 2016ers Shuffle Staff

The 2016 election is two years away, but the race to grab campaign talent is well underway.

Paul Ryan Could Be a 2016 Contender—So Why Is He Talking About Going Home?

Paul Ryan could make a compelling run for the White House. So why is he talking about going home?

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A postmortem on 2016 hopefuls' roles this election cycle.

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee Are on a Collision Course as Evangelicals Audition 2016 Contenders

Social conservatives are desperate to settle on a single candidate earlier than ever to avoid another "moderate" as the GOP nominee.

Chris Christie Previews 2016 Campaign: 'It's Time to Start Offending People'

"I don't care if I'm loved. I want to be respected."

Occam's Razor and Elections

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Jeb Bush Defends Common Core and Auditions as the GOP's Education Candidate

The former Florida governor, who is still debating a presidential run, seems to be testing an education-themed stump speech.

Turnover, Poaching, and Back-Stabbing as 2016ers Shuffle Staff

The 2016 election is two years away, but the race to grab campaign talent is well underway.

Paul Ryan Could Be a 2016 Contender—So Why Is He Talking About Going Home?

Paul Ryan could make a compelling run for the White House. So why is he talking about going home?

Christie and Cuomo Won the Midterms. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Rand Paul Didn't.

A postmortem on 2016 hopefuls' roles this election cycle.

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee Are on a Collision Course as Evangelicals Audition 2016 Contenders

Social conservatives are desperate to settle on a single candidate earlier than ever to avoid another "moderate" as the GOP nominee.

Chris Christie Previews 2016 Campaign: 'It's Time to Start Offending People'

"I don't care if I'm loved. I want to be respected."

Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

The junior senator from Texas thinks he has found a policy "sweet spot" to anchor a 2016 run.

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