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Jonathan D. Salant

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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 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 nj.com 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.

Jets' owner tweaks U.S. senator who revealed taxpayer-financed troop salutes

nj.com — WASHINGTON - New York Jets owner Woody Johnson tweeted a shot at the U.S. senator who exposed the Pentagon's practice of paying his football team to honor the military. Johnson responded to an interview given by U.S. Sen.

Is Trump in trouble in another red state?

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Missouri, which has supported the Republican nominee in seven of the last nine presidential elections, could become the latest battleground state as Donald Trump held just a 1-point lead over Hillary Clinton in a poll of likely voters released Tuesday.

Trump backers believe election may be rigged, poll finds

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republican nominee Donald Trump has charged that the 2016 election could be rigged. Many of his supporters agree. Fewer than four in 10 Trump backers said they were very confident that their votes would be counted accurately in November, compared with two-thirds of Hillary Clinton supporters, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Cory Booker, Visiting Mideast, Says U.S. Must Do More To Help Syrian refugees

nationalmemo.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address "a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years." Booker (D-N.J.)

Who has more money to spend, Clinton or Trump?

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republican nominee Donald Trump had the best fundraising month of his presidential campaign in July, though had $20 million less to spend than his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump, who formed a joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee in May, brought in $36.7 million last month from outside contributors, his biggest one-month total ever, Federal Election Commission disclosures show.

N.J.'s Booker, visiting Mideast, says U.S. must do more to help Syrian refugees

nj.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address "a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years." Booker (D-N.J.)

'Crooked Hillary' and 13 other favorites Trump uses to mock foes

Responding to Trump, here's where Clinton says she stands on guns

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, accused by Republican challenger Donald Trump of opposing the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, said nothing could be further from the truth. "I am not at all advocating the repeat of the Second Amendment," Clinton said at a campaign rally in Cleveland on Wednesday.

5 times N.J. desperately needed more juice in Congress

nj.com — WASHINGTON - How has a lack of power on Capitol Hill hurt New Jersey? Without any congressional leaders and committee chairs, members of the state's delegation could not stop those in charge from blocking bills that would have helped New Jersey, or from favoring other parts of the country at the Garden State's expense.

N.J. is a 98-pound weakling in Congress: How it got this terrible

nj.com — WASHINGTON â€" Hailing from a state that has more people than most and enjoys a high profile across America, you'd think New Jersey's congressional delegation is flexing its political muscle every day in the nation's capital. But an NJ Advance Media analysis that tracks congressional clout paints a different picture.
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