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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

Jeb Bush Isn’t Scaring Anyone Away

NASHUA, N.H.— Jeb Bush acknowledged this last weekend that any talk of him or his financial might steamrolling the 2016 field is long gone. "I'm really intimidating a whole bunch of folks, ar...

Chris Christie's Gambit to Put Himself Right of the 2016 Field

He's doing it in New Hampshire—and by tackling entitlements.

This is How Ted Cruz Says He’ll Win the Middle By Running Right

He lays out his theory of the case at a New Hampshire gun range.

Jeb Bush Backs Hike in Social Security Retirement Age

The Republican charges into one of the more controversial issues in American politics. 

Super PACs Are Stealing Top Talent From Campaigns

Super PACs are poised to take over for traditional campaigns—starting by stealing their top talent.

Meet the Senate Candidate Already Collecting a Congressional Pension

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's pension was worth more than $31,000 six years ago.

Episode 11: Rand's Faulty Start

Shane and Josh are joined by a special guest, NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith,  to talk about the second candidate to officially join the race, Rand Paul, and the mess he's alrea...

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