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Washington, D.C.
Washington Correspondent, NJ Advance Media
Covers:  polls, lobbying, campaign finance, federal government, government waste, government misconduct & ethics, politics

@NJAdvanceMedia DC correspondent. Ex-@PressClubDC president. Standing Committee of Correspondents chair. @dcmediasoftball coach. Long Islander. @Mets fan.

Jonathan D. Salant's Biography

Jonathan D. Salant, an award-winning political and investigative reporter, is the Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media, serving nj.com and The Star-Ledger. He has worked for Bloomberg News, The Associated Press, Newhouse News Service and the Syracuse Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard, among other publications. He is a winner of the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, and a finalist for ...

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National Press Foundation Award

2011 - Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress

Scripps Howard Award

2009 - finalist for Raymond Clapper Award for Washington Reporting

What was your first job as a journalist?

Local government reporter for the Bergen Record in New Jersey.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I still have a large Royal typewriter in my home office.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone is a 24-hour wire service now. But unlike traditional wire services, some post first and then report.

Obama says he will fill Scalia vacancy over GOP objections

nj.com — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, an announcement that immediately drew opposition from the Republicans who hope to succeed him in the White House.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia remembered by GOP and Democratic lawmakers

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats Saturday both mourned the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Donald Trump: "Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time," businessman Trump said.
Feb 13, 2016

RT @njdotcom: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia remembered by GOP and Democratic lawmakers dlvr.it/KVf31m pic.twitter.com/kyuwaZSxqF

North Korea unites Menendez and Obama on foreign policy

nj.com — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez find themselves in a unusual position when it comes to North Korea: on the same side. Obama is prepared to sign into law Menendez's legislation to impose new sanctions on North Korea following a nuclear weapons test and a satellite launch.

N.J. lawmakers join Christie call for Obama to OK disaster aid for snowstorm

nj.com — WASHINGTON - A day after Gov. Chris Christie sought federal disaster aid to help cover the costs of January's winter storm, the entire 14-member New Jersey congressional delegation asked President Barack Obama to approve his request. The storm ravaged 17 of the state's 21 counties and caused an estimated $82.6 million in damage.

What Christie accomplished in his presidential campaign

Now there's 6: Gilmore exits Republican presidential race

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who rarely registered in opinion polls, became the latest Republican to drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. His announcement Friday leaves just six of the original 17 candidates running for the GOP nod: businessman Donald Trump, U.S. Sens.

5 takeaways from the Democratic debate between Clinton and Sanders

nj.com — More than one-fourth of the state's population is black, making it a more diverse state than either Iowa or New Hampshire. Both Sanders and Clinton called for changes in the criminal justice system, which they said was biased against minorities. "Both the African-American community and the white community do marijuana at about equal rates," Sanders said.

N.J.'s Menendez rips Obama over immigration raids

nj.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has been among the strongest supporters of President Barack Obama's actions to shield millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation, criticized the administration Wednesday for a series of raids against Central American migrants. Menendez (D-N.J.)
Feb 11, 2016

Both #DemDebate candidates support @POTUS' executive orders on immigration, not recent deportations I wrote about: nj.com/politics/index…

Christie requests disaster aid for 17 counties hit by winter storm

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday sought federal disaster aid for the 17 counties hit by last month's winter storm. Christie asked President Barack Obama for a disaster declaration, which would make the state eligible for federal funds to cover costs incurred in responding to the storm.
Feb 11, 2016

Day after dropping out of Presidential race, Christie asks for federal aid for floods: nj.com/politics/index… I wonder why he waited...?

N.J. lawmakers seek end to Newark Airport screening delays

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Upset over hour-long wait times at Newark Airport security checkpoints during Christmas, federal lawmakers from New Jersey asked the Transportation Security Administration Thursday to prevent a repeat performance this spring.
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Feb 13, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia remembered by GOP and Democratic lawmakers s.nj.com/QSndFpV

Feb 13, 2016

With no @ChrisChristie, @marcorubio escaped the scrutiny of the last #GOPDebate. Why didn't anyone else try to take him on?

Feb 13, 2016

.@jebbush talks about Florida's hurricanes. When NJ was hit by Sandy, @tedcruz and @marcorubio opposed federal aid. #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

.@JohnKasich: "I'm going to send a lot of power, influence and money back where we live." But isn't Kasich trying to live in D.C.?#GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

.@marcorubio so pleased with this performance that he is raising money mid-debate. #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

If CBS News had taken the top six finishers in N.H., @ChrisChristie would be on stage and @marcorubio would be very unhappy. #GOPDebate


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