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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

To read Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway columns, click here. Contact her at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the beltway

Uh-oh, it's a Republican rumble, maybe a 4.5 on the party's Richter scale. Yes, Newt Gingrich's aides quit and his presidential campaign "imploded" according to a gleeful press. The 2012 election seismology shifted, sending insiders scrambling for footing, but eager to handicap who might be next on the shifting roster. Texas Gov. Rick Perry? Rudy Giuliani? Oh, the events made a hollow boom, all right. Published June 9, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The former ambassador rides. We're talking a Harley-Davidson Road King here. Who knew? Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr. hones his he-man image in deep New Hampshire territory in the next 24 hours. He'll appear at local meet-and-greets, then board his Harley in Manchester, bound for Laconia and Weirs Beach on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee to the north. Published June 8, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Among the first of significant books marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11: the New York City Fire Department's "FDNY 2001-2011: A Decade of Remembrance and Resilience," featuring an introduction by former President George W. Bush. Published June 7, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Oh, the spectacle. Rep. Anthony D. Weiner didn't resign. Published June 6, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Even 24,471 days later, D-Day remains a strong presence in the American mindset. Monday is the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, and will be marked by a dozen U.S. lawmakers and 40 World War II veterans who gather at Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France, to rededicate the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument. Published June 5, 2011

CROWN FORUM
Ann Coulter's eighth book, "Demonic," uses historic patterns to prove that left-leaning Democrats are guilty of "mob behavior."

Inside the Beltway

Brace for impact. Ann Coulter has written her eighth book, "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America." Published June 2, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Gravitas, strategic adjectives, a good haircut: Mitt Romney will strike a polished presidential posture Thursday when he announces his run for the White House from a picturesque farm in New Hampshire. But Democrats are waiting to pounce, intent on convincing voters that the new candidate is both political flip-flopper and opportunist. Published June 1, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The mainstream news media seeks to foment discord between Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, should the former Alaska governor and Minnesota Republican both run for the White House. Imagine. The obsessed press perhaps envisions a cat fight between the politicians they bill as tea party "darlings." Published May 31, 2011

Former FEMA director Michael D. Brown has written "Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond." (Rowan Littlefield Publishing Group)

Inside the Beltway

The man former President George W. Bush once called "Brownie" has emerged with his own take on the nation's clashes with nature, a phenomenon that has been most keenly felt in recent weeks. Published May 30, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Rest assured. The nation has not yet allowed Memorial Day to devolve into yet another showcase for retail sales and hot weather revelry: 60 percent of the nation plans "something special" to honor the sacrifices of the U.S. military Monday, says a Rasmussen Reports survey - up six points in a year. Published May 29, 2011

Tommy James helps celebrate what would have been the centennial birthday of Hubert H. Humphrey this weekend. The iconic rocker of the Shondells fame became friends with the 1968 presidential candidate during a campaign event.

Inside the Beltway

"There's an incredible feeling of helplessness when you vote now. The political parties seem to have the same agenda, and I can't think of any legislation that was made in the interest of the citizens lately. I think America is on a course to an internationalism we've never known. They call it many things. New world order, planetary government. We're pretty much global as it is," Tommy James tells Inside the Beltway. Published May 26, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Do we have ignition here? Iowa Republicans already have predicted that Rep.Michele Bachmann's appearance at a Polk County Republican dinner in Des Moines on Thursday night will be "historic," complete with an announcement from the Minnesota lawmaker that she plans to run for president in 2012. Published May 25, 2011

Inside the Beltway

It's been five long years since "An Inconvenient Truth" was released. Published May 24, 2011

Inside the Beltway

"Who knows if I did the right thing? I am not seeing a lot out of the Republican candidates." Published May 23, 2011

Inside the Beltway

He's shedding fancy ambassadorial plumage and getting in campaign stride. And down home. Published May 22, 2011

Inside the Beltway

What really happened to Osama bin Laden? A new Fox News poll of 910 registered voters revealS that 3 percent say bin Laden was "greeted by 72 virgins in heaven" upon his death. One percent of tea party supporters, 2 percent of Republicans, 3 percent of Democrats, 2 percent of conservatives, 3 percent of liberals and 5 percent of moderates agree with that notion. Published May 19, 2011

Perianne Boring (Photo courtesy of Perianne Boring)

Inside the Beltway

She is the first to smile over her last name: Boring. She is not boring. Published May 18, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Vilification has set in: Arnold Schwarzenegger's marital infidelity was politicized the moment the news he fathered a love child with a household employee hit public radar. Published May 17, 2011