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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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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 ...

Former congressman Sestak to kick off U.S. Senate campaign this week

By Salena Zito
Joe Sestak will make it official Wednesday. The former congressman and retired Navy admiral intends to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in an appearance ...

Arrogant media elites mock Middle America

By Salena Zito
The media’s elitists just keep getting you wrong, America. And this has nothing to do with whether something is or isn’t a “gotcha” question, because that is always the easy excuse for any candidate who is unhappy with a news ...

Kentucky senator Paul’s outside-the-Beltway thinking draws voters

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Rand Paul is not who you might think he is. The libertarian viewpoints of the junior U.S. senator from Kentucky put him at odds ...

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