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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

Episode 18: Will Sanders Matter?

This week's heated politics leads to careful debate, as Kristin, Tim and Shane define the Bernie Sanders effect and explain yet another Clinton controversy -- this time concerning a company set u...

Lindsey Graham Allies Form Super PAC Ahead of 2016 Run

The defense hawk who has criticized rampant spending in presidential politics now has an outlet for millionaires and billionaires to support him.    

The Fox Primary

The controversial GOP presidential debate criteria unveiled by Fox News this week – and quickly embraced by the Republican Party – has the potential to upend not just who's on the debate stage...

Karl Rove's Crossroads Empire Adds a New Senate Defense Arm

The Rove-supported network will be composed of at least four groups, two of which will exist specifically to defend the GOP's hold on the Senate.

Win Lunch with Bush; Owe Uncle Sam.

For political-sweepstakes winners, there really is no such thing as a "free" lunch.

Episode 17: Better Listening Than Rand's 630-Minute Speech

Kristin and Shane are joined by Hotline Analyst Adam Wollner to discuss the politics behind Rand Paul's long, long speech against the Patriot Act. Planning for the Republican primary debates is we...

Rand Paul Tries To Filibuster Himself Back into the 2016 Conversation

His last marathon protest speech won him attention. Will this one win him supporters?

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