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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.
Latest From Shane Goldmacher

Rand Paul: Sheldon Adelson Isn't Planning to Attack Me in 2016

Reports that the pro-Israel billionaire is preparing to bankroll an anti-Paul movement are based on "falsehoods," the senator says.

Jeb Bush Survives CPAC. But Does He Have a Conservative Media Problem?

The former Florida governor got past the early boos. But there could be more to come.

At CPAC, Rand Paul Says He Will Propose 'Largest Tax Cut in American History'

The senator from Kentuckyreceived a warm welcome at the annual conference on Friday.

Episode 5: The CPAC Episode

It's CPAC week and Kristin and Shane are joined by guest host Alex Roarty, The Hotline's chief political correspondent, to discuss the significance of the conference, Jeb Bush's place in the cro...

What We're Watching at CPAC

Thousands of conservative activists will descend on National Harbor later this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, along with just about every Republican looking at a 201...

Episode 4: Bush's Family Legacy, Clinton's Foreign Donors, and Hotline's Presidential Power Rankings

In this week's episode, Jeb embraces the Bush family if not the Bush name, the Clintons stumble into trouble over foreign friends, a megadonor embarrasses Rand Paul, and the GOP field gets shu...

Chris Christie's Iowa Bromance

As the New Jersey governor prepares a presidential run, can he turn his well-nurtured relationship with Terry Branstad into Iowa votes?

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