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Tim Alberta

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.
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.
Oversight

Donald Trump, Hugh Hewitt, and a Tale of Two Debates

The front-runner’s ideal debate is the moderator’s nightmare, and vice versa.

Management

Ohio Governor John Kasich Joins 2016 Race

Kasich announces in Columbus that he's giving it another shot.

Management

Mike Huckabee Enters Presidential Race Wielding a Different Kind of 'Hope'

The former Arkansas governor begins his presidential race with long odds, but with a strategy for broader appeal.

Oversight

Paul Ryan Won't Run for President in 2016

Republican cites work on House Ways and Means Committee as needing his full attention.

Management

Ted Cruz Banks on Foreign Policy as His 2016 Differentiator

The junior senator from Texas thinks he has found a policy "sweet spot" to anchor a presidential campaign.

Oversight

Divided House Approves $694M Border Bill, Deportation Measure

Senate has left for recess and won't take up the measures.

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Oversight

House GOP Leaders Pull Votes on Border-Funding Package

Decision represented a major embarrassment for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team.

Oversight

House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill

It looks as if it can pass the House. But the Senate is a totally different story.

Oversight

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

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

Management

Does a Republican Budget Put Paul Ryan in a Jam?

A spending plan could help or hurt House Republicans—and it looks like they're going to find out which it will be.

Oversight

Holiday Miracle? Congress on Verge of Passing Budget

Senate is expected, but not guaranteed, to pass the plan next week.

Oversight

Will Rank-and-File Lawmakers Accept the Budget Deal?

Both sides may have trouble selling the plan.

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Oversight

Everyone Hates the Emerging Budget Deal

One major sticking point for Democrats is a proposed increase in civilian feds' pension contributions.

Oversight

House GOP Poised to Push Straight Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown

If budget talks fail, Republicans will approve a stopgap spending measure before recess that includes the sequester cuts.

Oversight

Congress Faces a Stark Choice: Sequester or Shutdown

The political dilemma boils down to this: either accept a second round of deep cuts or risk another closure of government.Alb

Oversight

Congressional Vacation Set to Create Another Fiscal Crisis

Lawmakers will soon be forced to debate another stopgap spending measure to avoid a shutdown in January.

Oversight

House GOP Prepares Fallback Plan to Avoid January Shutdown

They're considering a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15.

Oversight

Partisans Clash Over Strategy on Budget Talks

Conference committee is under pressure to come up with a proposal before its Dec. 13 deadline.