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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

Budget Vote Proves House GOP Can't Do Anything Big in 2014

Overcoming the Goldilocks complex could be tough in an election year.

House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year. 

After Venting Over 'Sneaky' Doc-Fix Vote, House GOP Coalesces Behind Ryan Budget

Angry conservatives air grievances with Eric Cantor at two tense meetings Wednesday.

Michigan Braces for New, Less Powerful Era

After powerful veterans depart, who can step into the void and start rebuilding the state's clout?

MICHIGAN 08 (R -- ROGERS)

Rogers to Retire at the End of the Term

His brother is viewed as a prospective candidate to replace him.

Rep. Mike Rogers Announces Surprise Move From Congress to Radio

The House Intelligence Committee chairman will retire at the end of this term.

Mulvaney Angling to Lead House Conservatives in Next Congress

The South Carolina lawmaker will be a front-runner for Republican Study Committee chairman in what could be a crowded field of candidates.

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Budget Vote Proves House GOP Can't Do Anything Big in 2014

Overcoming the Goldilocks complex could be tough in an election year.

House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year. 

After Venting Over 'Sneaky' Doc-Fix Vote, House GOP Coalesces Behind Ryan Budget

Angry conservatives air grievances with Eric Cantor at two tense meetings Wednesday.

Michigan Braces for New, Less Powerful Era

After powerful veterans depart, who can step into the void and start rebuilding the state's clout?

Rep. Mike Rogers Announces Surprise Move From Congress to Radio

The House Intelligence Committee chairman will retire at the end of this term.

Mulvaney Angling to Lead House Conservatives in Next Congress

The South Carolina lawmaker will be a front-runner for Republican Study Committee chairman in what could be a crowded field of candidates.

Republicans Are Celebrating Too Soon

A year after the great Republican rebranding exercise, the GOP still has a lot of work to do if it wants to win a presidential.  

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