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Alex Roarty

Alex Roarty Alex is the chief political correspondent for National Journal Hotline. Since joining National Journal in 2010, he has covered House and Senate races, the GOP presidential primary, and the 2012 presidential campaign. Prior to joining National Journal, he covered Pennsylvania politics and government, most recently as editor of the Harrisburg-based PoliticsPA.com.
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Biden offers most vigorous defense of Obama stimulus so far

October 12, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden offered an unprecedented defense of the Obama administration’s $800 billion-plus stimulus bill to an audience of millions during Thursday night’s debate, and even found a way to use what’s been a political liability to attack Republican rival Paul Ryan. The vice president’s full-throated promotion of the ...

GOP convention to feature Ron Paul tribute

August 24, 2012 The Republican National Convention on Tuesday will feature a video testimonial to former presidential candidate Ron Paul, a nod to the libertarian icon’s influence on the GOP. During a Friday conference call with reporters, Mitt Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer also revealed the themes of each day of the convention: ...

Tampa mayor: Storm threat greatly diminished

August 24, 2012 TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said on Thursday that state, local, and Republican National Convention officials are “significantly” less concerned that Tropical Storm Isaac will be a severe disruption to next week’s gathering after the latest projections show the storm continuing on a track that would take it ...

Former Supreme Court justice not surprised by Roberts' health care decision

August 6, 2012 Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Sunday said she wasn't surprised at Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the federal health care law and added that she didn't know if he – as reported – switched his vote. “I don't have any information about the initial, tentative ...

Santorum's twin southern wins make it a two-man GOP race

March 14, 2012 Alabama and Mississippi threw former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum a lifeline Tuesday, knocking Newt Gingrich on his heels and the Republican presidential nomination at least temporarily out of Mitt Romney's reach. The twin Southern victories will help Santorum frame the contest going forward as a two-man race against Romney, the ...

Perry dropping out; will endorse Gingrich

January 19, 2012 David Goldman/AP Rick Perry plans to drop out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday and will endorse Newt Gingrich, sources tell National Journal. Perry will make the announcement in North Charleston at 11 a.m. The move by Perry to end his flailing campaign was inevitable; it ...