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Jonathan D. Salant

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 member. @dcmediasoftball coach. Long Islander. @Mets fan.

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.

Should public companies disclose their political spending? — WASHINGTON - A growing number of public companies are voluntarily disclosing their corporate donations to trade associations and other nonprofits, and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez wants to require all of them to reveal their political spending. Such New Jersey companies as Becton, Dickinson & Co.

9/11 families can sue Saudi Arabia for attacks as Congress overrides Obama — WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday overrode a veto by President Barack Obama's for the first time in his eight years in the White House, overwhelmingly voting to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible involvement in those terrorist attacks. All 14 New Jersey federal lawmakers joined sweeping majorities in favor of legislation.

How the first presidential debate affected betting odds — HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - European bettors put their money on Hillary Clinton following the first presidential debate with Donald Trump. At London-based William Hill, whose name adorns the sports book at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, Clinton left the debate with odds of 4 to 9, a 69 percent chance of winning the presidency.

Does Trump really have a better temperament than Clinton? — HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - After a soliloquy in which Donald Trump insisted that he never supported the Iraq War during Monday's first presidential debate, he brought up the temperament thing. Hillary Clinton has continually hammered Trump as not having the right temperament to be commander in chief, and the Republican was having nothing of it.

Menendez plans appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on corruption charges — WASHINGTON -U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez gave notice Monday that he plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out his indictment on federal corruption charges. The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which twice rejected Menendez's arguments, announced that it would hold up further proceedings while the high court decides whether to take his case.

Senate's top Democrat: 'Donald Trump is a racist' — HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In his latest attack against Donald Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Monday called the Republican nominee a "racist" and cited a $200,000 fine for forcing black employees to leave the floor of his Atlantic City casino in the 1980s.

How Clinton and Trump stand on issues that will dominate first presidential debate — WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the debate stage Monday, they will be asked questions on three broad topics: America's direction, achieving prosperity, and securing America. To get a sense on how the candidates might respond here's what they've said previously about them.

5 presidential debate pitfalls from the past Trump and Clinton want to avoid — WASHINGTON - As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to debate on Monday, they and their advisers are reviewing what they want to say to the American public tuning in. They also need to review what not to say. The road to the White House is filled with potholes, and candidates often have driven into them during the debates.

The stakes increase for tonight's first presidential debate — WASHINGTON - Two national polls released just hours before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet in their first presidential debate placed the race for the White House in a virtual dead heat. Clinton led Trump, 47 percent to 46 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll and the two candidates were tied at 46 percent in a Bloomberg Politics survey.

Where the Trump-Clinton race stands a day before they debate — WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton held a statistically insignificant lead over Donald Trump in a poll of likely voters released Sunday, a day before both candidates will meet for the first of three debates. The ABC News/Washington Post survey put Clinton ahead of Trump, 49 percent to 47 percent, well within the poll's margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
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Sep 26, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump continues to insist that he initially opposed the Iraq War despite evidence to the contrary. #debatenight

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