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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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Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention

By Salena Zito
The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say. The city of …

Anti-Beltway sentiments cost Cantor job, analysts and voters say

By Salena Zito
Had he campaigned at home and spent Election Day there, instead of with lobbyists at a Capitol Hill fundraiser in Starbucks, the outcome might have …

Climate change activist to boost Wolf’s bid for governor

By Salena Zito
Among politicians whom liberal billionaire Tom Steyer will aim to unseat in November is Gov. Tom Corbett, whose Democratic challenger will get a boost from …

Texas Gov. Perry to boost Corbett re-election campaign Wednesday

By Salena Zito
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join Gov. Tom Corbett to kick off his re-election campaign in Western Pennsylvania on Wednesday in Canonsburg. The Lone Star …

Election of Republican women may tip power in D.C., alter party perception

By Salena Zito
West Virginians this fall will elect a woman to the U.S. Senate for the first time, and the contenders are among 14 women seeking Senate …

Indiana County businesswoman will champion female candidates with GOP leadership committee

By Salena Zito
Western Pennsylvania businesswoman Christine Toretti was named on Thursday to the national Republican State Leadership Committee Board of Directors in Washington. “We are honored to …

Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates

By Salena Zito
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

Wolf expects business acumen to give him edge with Pa. voters

By Salena Zito
History and prosperity play a part in Tom Wolf’s bid to govern Pennsylvania. A former Department of Revenue secretary and one of five Democrats seeking …

Congressional races set for Pennsylvania

By Salena Zito
Anti-Washington sentiment in national polls won’t hurt Pennsylvania’s members of Congress this election year, experts say. “None of the Democrat or Republican congressional members in the region are facing strong opposition in their primaries or general elections,” said Dave Wasserman, …

Democratic governor candidate Wagner remains confident amid skepticism

By Salena Zito
Jack Wagner knows he has trouble winning some Democratic primary races, but he says if voters give him a chance, he’s confident he could beat …

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