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  • Inside the Beltway: An 'extra gill of whiskey' and cannon fire for July Fourth - 1804

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    The grill beckons most Americans on Friday, as does the potato salad and strawberry shortcake. But consider how Americans feasted on the Fourth of July in centuries past — like founding father John Adams, for instance. Published July 3, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: President Obama to go on fundraising patrol in Texas

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Republican Reps. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Mike McCaul of Texas and Darrell Issa of California are among lawmakers congregating in the Rio Grande Valley to bear practical witness to the ongoing surge of illegal immigrants — particularly unaccompanied minors under the impression that a future home is guaranteed. President Obama is also journeying down that way in a few days. To Texas, to be exact. But a visit to the border? Not on the agenda. Published July 2, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Jon Voight steps up to support 'America' movie

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    It debuts in 1,000 nationwide theaters Wednesday: That would be "America: Imagine the World Without Her," the unapologetic feature film written and produced by Dinesh D'Souza and Gerald R. Molen that offers rare applause for American exceptionalism. Published July 1, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Libertarians shift into aggressive mode

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Republicans and Democrats, who pine to woo the all-important young, restless and disengaged demographic, have some serious competition for this sizable voting bloc, which now numbers about 45 million. Published June 30, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: The beautiful truth about America

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    There's some surprising showbiz acknowledgment for the power of American exceptionalism, a belief already well known to grass-roots folk and patriots. Case in point: A recent test showing in Atlanta and Houston theaters holds great promise for "America: Imagine the World Without Her," a feature-length film by oft-embattled writer/director Dinesh D'Souza and Oscar-winning producer Gerald R. Molen. Published June 29, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: 'Steadfast Conservatives' a dominant force

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    The news media often portray American voters as estranged from politics, confused and possibly neurotic. This is not always the case. Certain groups rule. Published June 26, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Libertarians strut stuff, defend turf

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    The big day has arrived for the official Libertarian Party, which now reports that its numbers have increased by 11 percent in the last year. It's convention time. Published June 25, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Behold, it's a White House 'Day in the life'

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Brace for it. The White House has readied a new feel-good tactic to appeal to American voters, and it goes public in 24 hours when President Obama fires up Air Force One and journeys to Minnesota for a two-day visit that includes a public event, a private fundraiser and something called a "day in the life." Published June 24, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: 24 hours into the Obama/Clinton 'Blood Feud'

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    It's been 24 hours since "Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs. The Obamas" arrived on the nation's bookshelves, to be teased about and fussed over by fans and critics alike for its often startling news about both first families, and the unexpected acrimony between them. Published June 23, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Still no winner in the Iraq blame game

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Journalists, politicians and pundits are now in full parlor game mode, examining who is at fault — or not at fault — for the uncertain future of Iraq. Published June 22, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Miss Mitt yet?

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    "Mitt Romney? Well, at least he still looks the part," says one New England-based voter who is not surprised with a few startling numbers out of New Hampshire. Garnering 24 percent of the support among likely GOP voters, Mr. Romney led a list of 14 potential Republican presidential hopefuls by a mammoth margin in the Granite State. Published June 19, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Seeking the big prize — a Republican majority

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    The nation's capital gets a big dose of faith, freedom and determination when the three-day Road to Majority Conference gets underway. Organized by the Faith & Freedom Coalition, it opens with much ado Thursday, drawing some 2,000 conservative activists. Published June 18, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: 'Time for Obama to be president'

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    It is an odd juxtaposition. News coverage now includes such alarming headlines as "The Battle of Baghdad" and "Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the US?" — even as the press scrambles to follow a restless White House and a president engaged in fundraisers, photo-ops and, to date, 176 golfing expeditions. Published June 17, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: Behold candidate Clooney

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Hollywood on the Potomac: It is the stuff of fabulous dreams in the foreign press. Multiple overseas news organizations have become convinced that actor George Clooney is going to run for office in California, and possibly end up in the White House with a British first lady by his side. Journalists have already penned the script. Published June 16, 2014

  • Inside the Beltway: And the fundraising goes on

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Wait, President Obama is off to attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers on Tuesday, even as the Iraq situation intensifies? Why, yes, he is. Both galas are in New York, and they follow Mr. Obama's previous weekend fundraiser near Los Angeles. Published June 15, 2014

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