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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 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.

Congress demands study of trucker hours after Tracy Morgan crash — WASHINGTON - Federal lawmakers want a study on truck drivers' hours in the wake of the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, which renews federal surface transportation programs through 2020, requires a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study on long commutes by truck drivers.

N.J. lawmaker: Time to end Planned Parenthood probe after killings — WASHINGTON - A special committee formed to investigate Planned Parenthood should be disbanded following the killing of three people at a Colorado clinic, New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman and other Democrats on the panel said Tuesday.

5 memorable Christie quotes from 3rd debate

NJ Transit saved from $50M cut in last-minute change — WASHINGTON - A federal program funding mass transit in seven northeastern states, including $50 million annually for NJ Transit, was saved in the final six-year transportation bill, lawmakers said Tuesday. Congressional negotiators rejected House efforts to do away with the program, which provides extra federal funds for New Jersey and six other states whose residents account for about 50 percent of all public transportation trips in the U.S.

Will longer trucks be coming soon to N.J. highways? — WASHINGTON - Legislation currently wending its way through Congress could require states to allow longer trucks on their roads and younger drivers behind the wheel on interstate trips. The bills also could further delay new U.S. Transportation Department rules designed to provide more rest for truck drivers.

Obama's defense bill protects N.J.'s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from closure — WASHINGTON - President Obama signed into law Friday a revised defense policy bill that protects Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from cuts and bans the Pentagon from paying sports teams to honor the Armed Forces. Obama signed the legislation, who sets U.S. defense policy for the next 12 months, without fanfare.
Nov 27, 2015

.@POTUS signs defense bill to protect N.J.'s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from closure…

N.J.'s Lance: Why can't taxpayers see reports they paid $100M for? — WASHINGTON - When lawmakers have a question, they can call on a team of researchers to get them the answer. Recent Congressional Research Service reports have dealt with Cuba, immigration, the Islamic State, the Affordable Care Act and other topics lawmakers debate on the floor of the House or Senate.

6 takeaways from Christie's speech on ISIS, Syria and Obama — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the Islamic State, President Obama, homeland security and terrorism in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, a research group just three blocks from the White House. Christie was the third presidential candidate to address the group, following Florida Sen.

Trump back in first place in Iowa, now in fight with Ted Cruz, poll shows — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump returned to his familiar position as the front-runner in Iowa as likely Republican caucus goers say he's the best candidate to handle terrorism following the Islamic State attacks in Paris. But he's got a new chief competitor in Iowa: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Nov 24, 2015

RT @njdotcom: Trump back in first place in Iowa, now in fight with Ted Cruz, poll shows

Christie now seen as 1 of only 7 plausible GOP contenders — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie is one of seven Republicans who "can still make a plausible case for being the nominee," according to the Washington Post's ranking of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. The Post ranked him seventh, saying he has "fought his way back to respectability."
Nov 24, 2015

Christie now seen as 1 of only 7 plausible GOP contenders for presidential nomination.

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Nov 30, 2015

RT @mjbeckel: Of note: cash-strapped @gov_gilmore campaign says it's able to air 25 spots for free after Trump's #SNL appearance

Nov 30, 2015

Michael Bragman of Syracuse once tried to unseat Sheldon Silver, the ex-NY Assembly speaker, found guilty today.

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