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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.
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.
Oversight

House Vote Gives GOP the Upper Hand in Refugee Fight

Enough Democrats backed Thursday’s bill that it will be hard for the White House to head off future efforts.

Oversight

Republican Debate Turns Spectacle and Leaves Trump on Top

The prime-time event produces fireworks and some surprises as second-tier candidates find ways to break through.

Management

Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again

The former senator from Pennsylvania is trying to win the presidency.

Management

Obama's Immigration Order Has 2016 Perils for Both Parties

Executive action could complicate message for Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls alike.

Oversight

Ebola Scare, Secret Service Enter Campaign Politics

It's either tactically smart or desperately silly, but a North Carolina Republican is trying to use the week's biggest news items to attack President Obama.

Management

Republicans Airing Ads Attacking Democrats as Being Soft on Terrorism

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee says expect more national-security-themed ads to come.

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Oversight

Promises of Federal Spending Help Thad Cochran's Surprise Rebound Against Tea Party

Some voters appeared swayed by Cochran's pledges to continue delivering federal money to the mostly poor, rural state of Mississippi.

Oversight

Pork Is Back On the Table In Mississippi

Republican primary battles have Cochran and Taylor touting their support for now-banned earmarks.

Oversight

The GOP's Talent Gap

The party doesn't have enough smart people working on its campaigns, and those who do are playing out of position.

Oversight

The Republicans Who Fear a Shutdown

They aren't in Washington -- and they're very worried about driving away independent voters.

Oversight

GOP risks political backlash in Michigan labor fight

Right-to-work measure bans public- and private-sector unions from forcing members to pay dues.

Oversight

An Ohio vote recount could be a mess

It's the most likely state to send the presidential election into overtime.

Defense

Romney surrogate accuses administration of 'another national security leak'

Denials from the U.S. and Iran about one-on-one negotiations over nuclear program make it look like a leak, Portman says.

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Management

Biden offers most vigorous defense of Obama stimulus so far

The vice president makes Ryan admit he sought funds for constituents.

Management

GOP convention to feature Ron Paul tribute

Daily themes will focus on economy, and fellow Mormons will discuss Romney.

Management

Tampa mayor: Storm threat greatly diminished

Hurricane Center official cautions city is 'not off the hook yet.'

Oversight

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

The Republican base makes clear once again it's not enamored of Romney.

Oversight

Perry dropping out; will endorse Gingrich

Polls show the Texas governor running dead last in the Republican pack.