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Shane Goldmacher is a senior political correspondent for the National Journal, where he covers the 2016 presidential campaign. He produces investigative stories that focus on the intersection of money and politics, as well as narrative pieces about the politicians and players in Washington and around the nation.

He previously covered Congress and congressional campaigns. Prior to joining National Journal in 2011, Goldmacher was in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he was the paper's lead budget reporter during California's fiscal crisis. He also covered campaigns, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature. He previously was a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, where he launched the political website, Capitol Alert. Before that, he wrote for Capitol Weekly, a Sacramento-based newspaper that covers state government. A San Francisco native, Goldmacher received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.
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Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, and Martin O’Malley Are All Getting Sued Over the Same Campaign-Finance Law

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Jeb Bush Gives One Of His Most Revealing Interviews Yet

"She can't do the Heisman on the first four years of the Obama foreign policy" and then disown the current unrest abroad, the soon-to-be GOP candidate told Hugh Hewitt.

Rand Paul’s Big, Risky Bet on Youth

Paul's strategy amounts to trying to turn out young Republicans in numbers unthinkable in past cycles even as older, and more evangelical, voters remain the mainstay of GOP primaries.

Episode 9: First Out of the Gate

Ted Cruz announced his candidacy this week and the hosts assess what this means for the rest of the Republican field. Will Jeb Bush have an edge as Cruz drags the field to the right? And what abou...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Explains Why Liberty University Students Had to Attend Ted Cruz's Announcement Rally

"It is no secret that Convocation is held three times a week and attendance is required, just like class is required for students."

These Students 'Stand with Rand' at Ted Cruz's 2016 Announcement

The Texan's presidential announcement Monday had some party crashers.

Ted Cruz Beat the GOP Establishment Once. Can He Do It Again?

The senator from Texas prepares to reprise his tea party insurgent strategy as he launches a White House bid.

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