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Jonathan D. Salant

Washington, D.C.
Covers:  Polls, Lobbying, Campaign Finance, Federal Government, Government Waste, Government Misconduct & Ethics, Politics

Award-winning political journalist specializing in campaign finance

Jonathan D. Salant's Biography

Jonathan D. Salant is an award-winning political and investigative repoter based in Washington, D.C. 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 the Raymond Clapper Award for Washington Reporting and ...

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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.

Warren: 'Billionaires or Students?'

go.bloomberg.com — A day after a group formed to draft Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2016, the Massachusetts senator riled up student activists with a speech at a Washington conference on her bill that would let them refinance loans at lower rates.

Nevada has become major stop on political fund-raising circuit

staugustine.com — LAS VEGAS -- The millions of visitors who flock here each year include an increasing number of Washington politicians, all of whom walk away with a lot more money than they arrived with. But it's hardly a gamble. Along with such traditional money centers as New York and California, the once-taboo Nevada has become a major stop on the campaign fund-raising circuit.

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

bloomberg.com — A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to U.S. President Barack Obama won a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission that may help it bid in airwaves auctions. Grain Management LLC may not have qualified for benefits reserved for small businesses because airwaves leases to AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.

Lockheed Martin’s aircraft division sees its stock soaring

bdlive.co.za — Lockheed Martin's aircraft division sees its stock soaring WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin, the largest American government contractor, on Tuesday topped analysts' estimates for second-quarter profit and sales on the strength of its aircraft division.

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

bloomberg.com — A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to President Barack Obama won a waiver from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that may give it an advantage in planned airwaves auctions. Grain Management LLC may not have qualified for benefits reserved for small, minority-owned businesses because airwaves leases to AT&T Inc.

Defense Department Overpays for Bell Helicopter Parts

businessweek.com — In 2012 the Defense Department agreed to pay $13.4 million for parts supplied by Bell Helicopter ( TXT). The DOD watchdog says they should have cost $4.4 million. Audits are planned. "If it's an isolated case, that's one thing," Under Secretary Frank Kendall said on July 10.

US should consider replacing Russian rocket engine, general says

stripes.com — WASHINGTON - The United States needs to consider ending its reliance on the Russian-built rocket engines used to launch Pentagon satellites, a top Air Force official said Wednesday. While the Russian engine "has served us well, current uncertainty highlights the need to consider other options for assured access to space," Gen.

U.S. Needs to Weigh Rocket Engine Options, General Says

bloomberg.com — The U.S. needs to consider ending its reliance on the Russian-built rocket engines used to launch Pentagon satellites, a top Air Force official said. While the Russian engine "has served us well, current uncertainty highlights the need to consider other options for assured access to space," General William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command, said in prepared remarks for a Senate hearing today.

Orbital Rocket Blasts Off for International Space Station

bloomberg.com — Orbital Sciences Corp. 's Antares rocket successfully lifted off today, carrying a capsule of supplies to dock with the International Space Station three days from now. The launch occurred as scheduled from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's eastern shore.

Air Force Seeks Proposals for $55 Billion Bomber Program

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Air Force said today it has asked contractors for proposals on a new long-range strike bomber, setting up a competition between Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) and a Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT).- Boeing Co. (BA) joint venture.
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