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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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Call ‘Islamic terrorism’ what it is: a threat to West, Jeb Bush says

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS, Ohio — America’s role as a world leader and coalition builder among nations has weakened under President Obama, allowing “Islamic terrorism” to spread, former ...

Hillary to apply fresh strategy to presidential campaign, experts say

By Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton’s low-key social media announcement Sunday indicates the type of presidential campaign she’ll run, experts said — intimate, with personal stories to connect with ...

Pennsylvania Dems post delegate selection plan

By Salena Zito
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party on Wednesday took the “first, but critical, step” toward selecting delegates for the party’s 2016 national convention in Philadelphia. The selection plan, posted online at for a 30-day comment period, will apportion delegates based on the ...

Poll shows Clinton slipping in trustworthiness among voters

By Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has hurt her public image and trustworthiness in three presidential election swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. The ...

Ohio governor Kasich, a McKees Rocks native, considers presidential run

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Gov. John Kasich said Monday he’ll decide soon whether to make a run for the White House in 2016, saying he ...

Researchers uncover details to help get GOP candidates elected

By Salena Zito
ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton had not stepped away from her United Nations news conference when Republican trackers found proof to counter her explanation for ...

GOP succeeding at down-ballot level

By Salena Zito
Martina White made history Tuesday night by winning a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat — the first time a Republican won an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years. White, 26, became the 120th Republican in ...

Cotton’s Iran letter turns tables on Obama

By Salena Zito
HAGERSTOWN, Md. Dodging raindrops and balancing bottled water and a bunch of power bars under one arm, a young man returned to his car at a Sheetz gas pump along old U.S. 40 in this western Maryland town, sandwiched between ...

Former Senator Webb explores presidential bid, tests populist message

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Jim Webb’s parents taught him early what it means to be a leader. “Different families have different discussions at the dinner table,” he said. ...

Sestak’s quote stumble fails trust test

By Salena Zito
We all make mistakes; it’s human nature. How we recover from our blunders is what defines our character and shapes our lives. And in this, even the small mistakes — the ones that you think no one will notice, or that ...

Hillary’s tweet about email sign of disconnection

By Salena Zito
An imperial message came from the Internet’s one-dimensional darkness Wednesday: “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.” Those brief keystrokes were ...

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