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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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‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.

By Salena Zito
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by ...

Disenfranchised voters gravitate to Trump, experts say

By Salena Zito
Brad Lena sees Donald Trump through the prism of Star Wars: “a disturbance in The Force.” The billionaire businessman and reality TV star arrived Thursday at ...

Ohio Gov. Kasich makes it official: He’s in the GOP White House race

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS — Asking for prayers and support, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday became the 16th Republican to join the 2016 presidental race, saying his ...

Reflecting populism born of frustration

By Salena Zito
There is a disturbance in American politics. But no one in the political class seems to be pinpointing the correct source. Donald Trump gets all of the credit for it from journalists, pundits and academics. They could not be more ...

Presidential candidate Clinton to attend Fox Chapel fundraiser

By Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton will mark her second visit to Pittsburgh since releasing her video in April announcing her run for president with a fundraiser next week ...

Obama to speak in Pittsburgh at VFW convention

By Salena Zito
President Obama will headline the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when he delivers a private speech to members. The event, closed ...

Philly’s new vibrancy lures crowds

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA — Only a year old, in this birthplace of American democracy,  Independence Beer Garden is a landscaped oasis in a once-stark cement portico. It ...

Don’t remove history’s lessons

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA It’s not hard to imagine how life was conducted in 1776 as you stand where 56 men signed a document severing them from Great Britain. River rock remains the bumpy surface for the grid of streets between old buildings ...

Leading on race: Communities, not elites

By Salena Zito
BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa. Grace always finds a way to arrive just in time. Last week the sewer of social media and news, which often poses as ...

GOP sets its sights on Pennsylvania in 2016

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA — Republican leaders, candidates and campaign strategists are assembling in the City of Brotherly Love to give conservatives from its collar counties a glimpse ...

Philly to host 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference this week

By Salena Zito
Republicans are billing theirs as the “Grand Opportunity Party” when their Northeast Republican Leadership Conference opens in Philadelphia this week. Attendees will talk with panelists about American foreign policy and terrorism, Obamacare and health reform, connecting with voters through social ...

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