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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.

New polls prompt Trump to tweet they're 'phony' and biased against him — WASHINGTON - With a little over two weeks remaining before Election Day, Hillary Clinton has retained the six-point lead over Donald Trump that she opened up following the first presidential debate. The CNN/ORC International poll put Clinton ahead of Trump among likely voters i a two-way race, 51 percent to 45 percent, the same as in a survey conducted after the Sept.

The states Donald Trump needs to win the presidency — WASHINGTON - Donald Trump needs to reverse recent electoral trends if he is win the White House Nov. 8, capture several states that last backed a Republican more than a decade ago. Trump must win all of the states that 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried, plus pick up several that backed President George W.

Clinton slams Trump for N.J. golf course's treatment of gay worker — TRENTON - Campaigning in New Hampshire on Monday, Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump for the treatment an employee at his Pine Hill golf course allegedly received after coming out as gay. Clinton, accompanied by Massachusetts Sen.

Did Trump N.J. golf course discriminate against gay employee? — TRENTON - A former employee at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Pine Hill golf course claimed he was fired after complaining about co-workers hitting him with golf balls and rocks and calling him a gay slur while supervisors stood by and did nothing.

Here's where N.J. voters stand on expanding casino gambling — Seven in 10 New Jersey voters oppose a constitutional amendment that would bring casino gambling to the northern part of the state, according to a poll released Monday that also had a majority against the gasoline tax increase. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey said 70 percent of the state's voters opposed a Nov.

Trump's ethics plan: 5 problems with his vow to 'drain the swamp' — WASHINGTON - Donald Trump began his quest for the Republican presidential nomination talking about the influence of campaign donations. He's ending it discussing the influence of lobbyists. Trump has spent the last week offering proposing ways to reduce the influence of lobbyists in the nation's capital.

Trump has $25M less than Clinton in campaign's last weeks — WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, trailing in opinion polls, entered the final six weeks of the campaign with a financial deficit as well, having almost $25 million less to spend than Hillary Clinton, new Federal Election Commission filings show. Trump reported $34.8 million in the bank as of Sept.

Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I win' — WASHINGTON - Donald Trump told a post-debate rally in Ohio Thursday that he would accept the results of the presidential election "if I win." Trump made his comments in a state that no Republican ever has been elected president without carrying, a day after he shocked both friends and foes by refusing to commit to accepting the Nov.

Airlines lose your luggage? Expect a fee refund — WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Department has proposed a rule requiring airlines to refund checked baggage fees if the luggage goes awry. Under the proposal, airlines who fail to deliver a checked bag in a timely manner would have to refund a passenger's fee.

9 big moments from the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate — WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met in their third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, and the enmity that has characterized this campaign was on full display in Las Vegas. Here are nine takeaways from the debate: 1. In U.S. elections, the candidate who gets fewer votes concedes to the candidate with the most votes.
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