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Luke tweets shot at mayor

By Tribune-Review
It’s disappointing that former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl failed to follow up on his recent amusing indictment of current Mayor Bill Peduto on Twitter. As the Pirates were ending their season with a stomping by the San Francisco Giants, Ravenstahl …

Pa. tops for campaign TV spending

By Tribune-Review
Weary of seeing campaign commercials every time you turn on the TV? You should be. Pennsylvania has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in spending on TV ads for candidates for state offices, the Center for Public Integrity reported. …

Lights, Camera, action!

By Tribune-Review
The link between Pennsylvania politics and Grade-B horror movies is greater than first thought. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf took heat last week for employing …

Obama’s ‘round’ numbers on web

By Tribune-Review
Those concerned about President Obama ’sapparent obsession with golf can now monitor the time he spends on the links. The website ObamaGolfCounter.com meticulously lists the rounds of golf the president has played since taking office in January 2009. As of …

Peduto indulges silly side on vacation

By Tribune-Review
As the picture proves, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto knows how to have a whale of a time on vacation. Getting away from the City-County Building …

Prominent lawyer’s divorce no easy case

By Tribune-Review
It’s a messy end to the marriage of high-profile Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyderand his estranged wife, Saundra. According to court records unsealed on Tuesday, …

Forbes recognizes conservative talkers’ power

By Tribune-Review
Conservative talk-radio hosts are well-represented in the new edition of Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list, which was released on Tuesday. Glenn Beck landed at No. 39, between “Happy” singer Pharell Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning . Beck …

Clicked for Fitz, got Russian women

By Tribune-Review
We’re not Putin you on: It might well have been Russian computer hackers who recently hijacked Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald ’spersonal website. A reader who visited richfitzgerald.com found the site did not contain policy initiatives or even Fitz’s …

Kerry busted

By Tribune-Review
John Kerry picked a bad time to take a nap. The Sandman paid the secretary of State a visit on Tuesday while President Barack Obama …

Bet he didn’t see this coming

By Tribune-Review
Last Tuesday could not have been a good day for Rick Santorum. The notorious opponent of same-sex marriage couldn’t have been happy about U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruling that the Keystone State’s ban on such marriages was …

McCord’s lodgings no taxpayer bargain

By Tribune-Review
As state treasurer, Rob McCord is supposed to pinch pennies for Pennsylvania. But the Democrat gubernatorial candidate lives high on the taxpayer dime when he …

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