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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.

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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."

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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.

Ahead of Midterms, Conservatives Lament Lack of Clear Agenda

Some House Republicans worry their party has failed to vote on an Obamacare alternative and other key issues.

Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

Plan floated to strip committee slots from members who rebel during floor vote for speaker.

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.  

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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.

Ahead of Midterms, Conservatives Lament Lack of Clear Agenda

Some House Republicans worry their party has failed to vote on an Obamacare alternative and other key issues.

Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

Plan floated to strip committee slots from members who rebel during floor vote for speaker.

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.

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