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‘Sleep in his own bed’ cost taxpayers $295K

By Tribune-Review
Taxpayers might not have chipped in for a gift for the happy couple, but they paid quite a bit for President Obama to attend a wedding in late August. According to documents released by Judicial Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog organization, ...

McConnell 1, Tinseltown 0

By Tribune-Review
It was a devastating loss for Hollywood. Though few movie stars or studio executives live in Kentucky, plenty of them donated money to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes e_SSRq bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Led by DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey ...

Next time, Mr. Secretary,  use wife’s ‘pickle plane’

By Tribune-Review
If he wanted to get home quickly and conveniently, John Kerry should have just summoned Heiress Force One. The secretary of State drew headlines recently when he had to take a commercial flight home from Vienna because mechanical problems grounded ...

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 ...

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 an ...

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 ...

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 for ...

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, they ...

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 ...

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