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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.

Judge refuses to throw out Menendez indictment, but tosses some bribery charges — WASHINGTON - A U.S. District Court judge on Monday rejected U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's assertions that his actions on behalf of Dr. Salomon Melgen concerned legitimate policy questions and were not favors for a friend and campaign donor in exchange for gifts and contributions. Judge William H.

5 takeaways from Donald Trump's appearance before Christian conservatives — WASHINGTON - Republican front-runner Donald Trump sought support from Christian conservatives as he addressed the Values Voters Summit on Friday. Evangelical Christians are an important voting bloc in Republican primaries, especially in the first-in-the-nation caucuses in Iowa. Trump led all other Republicans among evangelicals in the latest Quinnipiac University survey.

Carson closes the gap with Trump in poll; Christie 8th — WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson surged in a post-debate opinion poll and was in a virtual tie with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump among likely GOP primary voters, according to a poll released Sunday.

Trump falls short as Cruz wins conservative straw poll — WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump finished fifth in the straw poll of the Values Voters Summit on Saturday. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz won the poll for the third consecutive year. Cruz (R-Texas) received 35 percent at the annual conference of Christian conservatives; followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 18 percent; former Arkansas Gov.

Trump runs ahead of GOP field while Christie runs in place: poll — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump remains the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in a poll that has political outsiders occupying three of the four top spots. Trump received 21 percent in the Bloomberg Politics poll taken after the second Republican debate, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in second with 16 percent and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina fourth with 11 percent.

Trump seeks to woo evangelicals at D.C. conference — WASHINGTON - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday sought to woo Christian conservatives, a key voting bloc in the next year's GOP caucuses and primaries. Trump, showing off a Bible, was one of several presidential candidates to address the Values Voters Summit in the nation's capital.

Trump to address Christian conservatives in D.C. as Christie prefers N.H. — WASHINGTON - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will be one of several GOP presidential candidates addressing a gathering of Christian conservatives here on Friday. Gov. Chris Christie won't be among them. Trump is scheduled to speak Friday morning at the annual Value Voters Summit, one of several gatherings of conservative activists who are disproportionately represented in Iowa, site of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

N.J. Republican lawmaker opposes federal government shutdown — WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur and 10 of his fellow freshmen endorsed a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government open past next Wednesday and avoid "another unnecessary and harmful government shutdown." The lawmakers said they would prefer to pass legislation funding the government for the 12 months beginning Oct.

Trump leads in N.H. poll that shows no gain for Christie — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in the first primary state of New Hampshire while Gov. Chris Christie is still tied for seventh place, according to a poll released Thursday. The CNN/WMUR New Hampshire poll taken after the second Republican presidential debate gave Trump 26 percent.

In historic address to Congress, Pope Francis urges U.S to welcome immigrants — WASHINGTON - Pope Francis urged federal lawmakers Thursday "not to turn their back" on immigrants coming to the U.S. In a historic address delivered in Englsh, the Pope waded into the debate of what to do with an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants now in the U.S.
Sep 24, 2015

In historic address to Congress, Pope Francis urges US to welcome immigrants #PopeInUSA from DC reporter @JDSalant

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Oct 13, 2015

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Oct 12, 2015

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