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Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta is a Staff Writer for The Atlantic. He was previously a chief political correspondent for POLITICO Magazine, covering Donald Trump’s presidency, Capitol Hill, the ideological warfare between and within the two parties, demographic change in America, and the evolving role of money in elections.

Tim covered the 2016 campaign for National Review as its chief political correspondent, and was previously at National Journal, where he covered Congress as House leadership reporter and later reported on campaigns as the publication’s senior political correspondent. He formerly served as senior editor of The Hotline, reported for The Wall Street Journal and worked as a web producer and assistant editor for POLITICO .

Tim's work has been featured in dozens of other publications nationwide, including Sports Illustrated, and he frequently appears as a commentator on political television programs in the United States and around the world. He lives with his wife and two sons in Virginia.

Most Recent Appearances

  • October 4, 2019
    As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump heats up, the panelists gave context and analysis on the latest headlines, including the Republican response from the White House and Capitol Hill.

Recent Stories

  • POLITICO
    September 9, 2020
    If Labor Day was long considered the starting line of the general election sprint, this year it feels like the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter of a poorly played football game.
  • POLITICO
    August 25, 2020
    The opening act of the 2020 Republican National Convention featured a few strong individual performances but lacked a cohesive theme — like a stage play in which actors read from different versions of a script.
  • POLITIC0
    June 8, 2020
    A punitive brand of conservatism embraced by Trump and some GOP hardliners is rapidly falling out of step with public opinion.
  • POLITICO
    March 10, 2020
    Sanders’ team has long trumpeted his Michigan triumph as evidence of his ability to assemble a unique coalition and defeat the Democratic establishment.
  • POLITICO
    February 4, 2020
    There can be no doubting it now, not after so many years spent in the crosshairs, not after active presidential candidates began challenging its privileged position atop the nominating calendar, and certainly not after Monday night’s debacle that lef
  • POLITICO
    February 3, 2020
    A new sentiment has echoed throughout recent conversations with Democratic strategists, activists and campaigns, a consensus that would have been unthinkable just eight years ago: Iowa is no longer a battleground. Not in 2020, anyway.