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Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff writer, a Trib editorial page columnist and host of Off Road Politics on TribLIVE radio. Salena Zito can be reached via e-mail or at 412-320-7879

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Republican Party goes door-to-door to gauge standing for 2016 election

By Salena Zito
Odds are high that during October, someone will come door-knocking on a weekend to ask whether you plan to vote in November’s election. It’s part of ...

Pennsylvania hardliners mum on GOP House leadership

By Salena Zito
Pennsylvania’s two known members of the hardline Freedom Caucus, a small but crucial bloc in the House GOP, won’t talk about the speaker race. Neither ...

Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states

By Salena Zito
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, according ...

Gallup to shift polling focus to issues, policies

By The Associated Press
Gallup said Wednesday it won’t be testing who’s up and who’s down in the 2016 presidential primary. The organization won’t do daily “horse race” tracking polls in the general election either. Instead, the organization will focus on testing Americans’ opinions of ...

Policy viewed as GOP candidate Jeb Bush’s route to relevance

By Salena Zito
An extended campaign approach that is long on policy — such as the energy plan he detailed Tuesday — could help Jeb Bush make his ...

Republican presidential hopeful Bush sets domestic energy as priority

By Salena Zito
Lifting government restrictions on oil and natural gas exports, and building the Keystone XL pipeline are essential to domestic production and affordable consumer energy prices, ...

Boehner’s legacy: A leader who was a ‘true, fair, honest patriot’

By Salena Zito
John Boehner began Friday morning at Pete’s Diner on Capitol Hill with Rep. Mike Kelly, describing the awe he felt when Pope Francis grabbed his ...

Pope Francis calls on Washington to lead with heart, avoid extremism

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Standing before the collected leaders of the most powerful nation on Earth, Pope Francis delivered a homily on the nature of greatness. The historic ...

Papal visit a 20-year effort for House Speaker Boehner

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said it took him multiple tries and more than 20 years to get a pope to visit the Capitol, ...

Presidential candidate Fiorina dominates Republican debate

By Tribune-Review
The Republican presidential candidates debated on CNN Wednesday night. Donald Trump, poll leader and odds-on favorite, did not lose so much as he was eclipsed... …

Braddock mayor jumps into Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate

By Salena Zito
John Fetterman stood on the rooftop of his home, a former car dealership, surrounded by Braddock residents, friends and family. He looked around, at Andrew ...

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