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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 23: Chris Christie, Because Chris Christie

Hillary Clinton is collecting buckets of cash, Jeb Bush is making long-terms bets on a presidential future and the effect of Bernie Sanders' crowds and Joe Biden's potential entry on the Democrat...

The Interesting Stuff Inside Jeb Bush's Tax Returns

What decades of tax forms say about the Republican's skill at stock-picking, his surge in income, and a poorly timed sale of his NFL stake.

Episode 22: Tear Down this Flag

Republican contenders stumble through a confederate battle flag debate, Clinton surprises some with a commanding showing in recent polls, and Bobby Jindal announces his candidacy, via hidden back...

Is Jeb Bush Deliberately Downplaying His Faith in New Hampshire?

The deeply religious Republican has struck a different chord in this largely secular state when asked about God's role in government.

Bush 2.0

The pre-candidacy period was a forgettable six-month stretch for Jeb Bush , featuring multi-million dollar fundraising days but marred by sinking poll numbers, bungled interviews, and a last-mi...

Episode 21: Jeb Bush Is Back

The former governor kicked his off with an announcement in Florida, where he showed off his bilingual cred, and on a trip to New Hampshire, where he talked tax reform. Does this strong showing mar...

Jeb Explains Why He Keeps 'Bush' Out of His Campaign Slogan

"I'm going to do it with my first name. And I want people to call me by my first name."

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