Salena Zito

Posted October 14, 2012

LAIRD, Colo. – This small Great Plains town is the terminus of a journey across the Rocky Mountain State on U.S. 34, greeting travelers from Nebraska and bidding farewell to Coloradoans.

Posted October 07, 2012

Just past dawn on a brisk September morning, a couple in their 30s walked along the sunken road known as “Bloody Lane” with a toddler sleeping soundly in her stroller and a newborn snuggled against his father.

Posted September 23, 2012

Since 2011, Wisconsin has endured an unprecedented rash of statewide elections, including recalls of GOP state senators, a February primary for local offices, an April presidential primary, a May gubernatorial-recall candidate primary among Democrats, and then June’s gubernatorial recall election.

Posted September 16, 2012

William J. Clinton and three other locals – Tim, Jeff and Jack, who declined to give their last names – sat at the Dairy Mart lunch counter, a Carroll County roadside staple on the Lincoln Highway for more than 60 years.

Posted September 02, 2012

Ann Romney said on Wednesday that she felt welcomed and energized when she stepped onto the stage here at the Republican National Convention to introduce her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to millions of Americans watching on television.

Posted August 19, 2012

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he wants “to bring on” the Medicare debate with the Obama administration in the campaign for the White House. “We are heading towards a European-like debt crisis which means a deeper recession, fewer jobs, lower revenues and bigger deficits if we don’t get our fiscal house in order fast,” Ryan said on Thursday in an interview with the Tribune-Review.

Posted August 19, 2012

Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech.

Posted August 13, 2012

Barack Obama does not want this election to be about Barack Obama.

Posted August 12, 2012

MANASSAS, Va. — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan spent his first day as the likely Republican vice presidential candidate in this key political state, pledging to help running mate Mitt Romney “restore the greatness of this country.”

Posted August 06, 2012

For a striking number of Democrats, May 31, 2008, is a day that lives in infamy. It marked the moment that the national party’s rules committee dealt a deathblow to Hillary Clinton’s bid to win the presidential nomination over Barack Obama.

Posted July 22, 2012

Mitt Romney's newfound energy came from what arguably was the presumptive Republican nominee’s best rally so far.

Posted July 21, 2012

Joseph Sites found bleak job prospects in Western Pennsylvania when he graduated in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in chemical engineering. “I had to uproot myself and my family to North Dakota to get back to Western Pennsylvania,” said Sites, 35, a Bethel Park native whose career also took him to Houston, New Orleans, Mexico and Dallas.

Posted July 20, 2012

Mitt Romney repudiated President Obama’s attacks on his personal finances on Tuesday, calling it “a sad day when that is the course that the president takes.”

Posted July 19, 2012

Mitt Romney sharpened his attacks on President Obama’s economic and health-care policies in appearances at a Westmoreland County business and a Pittsburgh fundraiser on Tuesday.

Posted July 15, 2012

SCRANTON – This northeastern Pennsylvania city is charming. You might even consider it gorgeous, if you appreciate the remarkably well-preserved old-world charm that industrial cities carved into their grids at the start of the 20th century.

Posted July 08, 2012

When Carolyn Coulson was deciding how to vote in 2008, she found Barack Obama’s rhetoric “exciting,” especially when he talked about a “different kind of politics.”

Posted July 04, 2012

To the 13 families living in this Western Pennsylvania village, Gen. George Washington was an arrogant, elite Virginian who dared to claim ownership of the land where they had built log cabins, grown crops and conducted their lives for nearly 15 years.

Posted June 24, 2012

Standing behind the cash register of a Wawa store, a young man handing change to a customer was distracted by Mitt Romney’s “Believe in America — Every Town Counts” campaign bus arriving outside. “He’s here! He came here!” the young man shouted, grinning from ear to ear.

Posted June 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Mark Critz said Tuesday he will skip the Democratic National Convention in favor of campaigning in Pennsylvania, much like top elected Democrats in neighboring West Virginia who are disgruntled with President Barack Obama.

Posted June 18, 2012

WEST NEWTON, Pa. — Bill "Smokey" Baird is tinkering with a customer's bike in his shop along the Great American Passage trail connecting Homestead with Washington, D.C. A family of seven walks in to rent bikes for the day. The owner of West Newton Bicycle Shop, and of an auto-body shop across the road, sends them on their way with a variety of bikes.