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Jennifer Harper INSIDE THE BELTWAY

Jennifer Harper INSIDE THE BELTWAY

A graduate of Syracuse University, Jennifer Harper writes the daily Inside the Beltway column and provides additional coverage of breaking national news, plus long-term trends in politics, media issues, public opinion, popular culture, Hollywood foibles and “eureka” moments in health and science.

She has been a frequent broadcast commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Voice of America, Citadel Broadcasting, Talk Radio Network and other news organizations. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Ms. Harper grew up in Texas and arrived in Washington in time for Watergate -- and has been tracking the political and media landscape ever since.

She is an active member of the American Federation of TV Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild. She has won 14 journalism awards during her years at The Washington Times.

Contact her at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

 

Articles by Jennifer Harper INSIDE THE BELTWAY

Though his state policies draw criticism, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still leads as a Republican favorite for the 2016 presidential election. (Associated press)

Inside the Beltway: Instantly politicizing tragedy

"In wake of this most recent mass-casualty shooting, it is important that we all respect the feelings of America's gun enthusiasts," Daily Beast columnist David Frum tweeted within two hours of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday. He followed it with six more tweets that suggested rules of etiquette, and included comments like "Gun ownership is essential to freedom, as in Serbia and Guatemala. Gun restrictions lead to tyranny, as in Australia and Canada." Published September 16, 2013

Inside the Beltway

The progressives are coming, the progressives are coming - so light the lantern in the old tower. Or something. Published September 26, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Yes, Memorial Day weekend looms. But it's also time for the National Day of Action Against SB 1070, a nationwide rally organized by multiple Hispanic activist groups to protest Arizona's new immigration law and President Obama's plan to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border and wrest an extra $500 million from Congress to secure the boundary. Published May 26, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The White House may be loath to stage formal prime-time, question-and-answer, pad-and-pencil press conferences with the journalists credentialed to cover the big issues. But cable? Oh yeah. Published May 24, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The BP oil spill is hideous. But it also presents a golden opportunity for advocacy groups with high-profile fundraising and political activism on their minds. Published May 24, 2010

Inside the Beltway

And soon, exclusives for the Home Shopping Network and the Cartoon Channel? The White House may be loath to stage formal prime-time, question-and-answer, pad-and-pencil press conferences with the journalists credentialed to cover the big issues. But cable? Published May 23, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Three-fourths of them support their new immigration law and remain loyal to their state, come hell or high water. Arizonans have dug in their boot heels and circled the wagons, even as caterwaul over their legislation continues at the White House, in Congress and on the streets May 29, when Hispanic activists will stage the "National Day of Solidarity" to protest the law, in the Grand Canyon State and elsewhere. Published May 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

"Mexicans place a significant amount of blame for the Mexican drug war on American gun dealers," according to a Harris poll. Published May 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

ARIZONA METTLE: Three-fourths of them support their new immigration law and remain loyal to their state, come hell or high water. Published May 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Over time, cavalier asides can turn rancid, a phenomenon that the White House may revisit Tuesday as the primary bout between Republican Tim Burns and Democratic foe Mark Critz unfolds like a morality play in the hills of Pennsylvania. Published May 18, 2010

Inside the Beltway

There was chatter earlier this month that French President Nicolas Sarkozy hand-delivered a letter to President Obama from Roman Polanski, asking for a presidential pardon. Published May 17, 2010

Inside the Beltway

A Pew Research Center poll of 995 adults reveals that six out of 10 Americans "broadly" approve of Arizona's tough new immigration law. Published May 14, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Behold the "Dinner with President Obama and Senator Boxer sweepstakes," courtesy of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Published May 13, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Hey, Republicans. Be nice to Elena. That's the essential message from upper management. Published May 11, 2010

Inside the Beltway

President Obama's big Supreme Court nomination appears imminent, just as new evidence surfaces that Americans hanker for a conservative. Published May 10, 2010

Inside the Beltway

"All responsible energy development must be accompanied by strict oversight, but even with the strictest oversight in the world, accidents still happen," Sarah Palin says. Published May 5, 2010

Inside the Beltway

In an era of caustic partisan politics, it is the real animals of Washington who woo us most. Published May 4, 2010