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Jennifer Harper

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Inside the Beltway

His preference for politics trumps his taste for glitz: The nation's capital gets a visit from Donald Trump this weekend, who is opting out of a $10 million Las Vegas wedding to join the throngs at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on Saturday. Published April 28, 2011

CBS
Scott Pelley, a correspondent for CBS' long-running "60 Minutes," is said to be in line to take over the anchor duties of the "CBS Evening News."

Inside the Beltway

Most likely voters - 67 percent - continue to believe U.S. society is "fair and decent", but far fewer feel that President Obama agrees with them, says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday. Published April 27, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Ten? A dozen? No, there are 19 possible Republican candidates for president, this according to a new Republican National Committee straw poll, now under way online. Published April 26, 2011

Times staffers win nine regional journalism awards

The Washington Times won nine awards in the 2010 Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association editorial contest for daily newspapers of more than 75,000 circulation, the Maryland-based professional and membership group announced Monday. Published April 25, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Brace for impact. A new MSNBC promotional campaign is now under way, and it has been fomenting since last fall. Published April 25, 2011

** FILE ** Donald Trump (AP Photo)

Inside the Beltway

A certain billionaire is getting ambitious support in the heartland from a rockabilly hero, far from the glittering avenues of Manhattan. Published April 24, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Yes, there are limits, even in the blogosphere. The satirical political blog Wonkette.com has offered a formal apology from writer Jack Stuef and deleted his recent posting about Trig Palin. Published April 21, 2011

Don't count on actor Matt Damon attending any of President Obama's six fundraisers on the West Coast. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

Will California prove the "Golden State" for President Obama? Hollywood elite such as Matt Damon are vexed by evolving White House policies on same-sex marriage, the economy and the war in Afghanistan. Published April 20, 2011

Andrew Breitbart's new book is already soaring to the top of best-seller lists. (Hachette Book Group)

Inside the Beltway

No. It's not an illusion. Broadcasters "worship Earth Day and attack Easter," according to an analysis of coverage released Wednesday by the Culture and Media Institute. Published April 19, 2011

**FILE** William A. Rusher (Associated Press/The Claremont Institute)

Conservatives remember National Review editor Rusher

It is a poignant and historic moment: Conservatives have paused to mourn the death of William A. Rusher, the editor of the National Review for 31 years and an intellectual and ideological stalwart who helped shape the movement for more than five decades. He died Saturday at 87. Published April 19, 2011

Inside the Beltway

So many bouts, so little time. And dueling news sites, too. Arianna Huffington recently caught criticism - and a class-action lawsuit - for not paying bloggers who contributed to her much-visited website. Published April 18, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Is he a conservative or Republican in "name only"? Published April 17, 2011

Donald Trump, mulling a White House run, will lend his celebrity to a tea party rally Saturday in Florida also featuring Rep. Allen B. West. (South Florida Tea Party)

Inside the Beltway

The trio are out and about this weekend. Sarah Palin will rally with an Americans for Prosperity "Tea Party Tax Day" event in Madison, Wis., on Saturday at high noon. Published April 14, 2011

** FILE ** The General Electric logo (Associated Press)

AP falls for GE tax-refund hoax

Some deft hoaxsters almost convinced the news media that General Electric decided to donate its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the U.S. Treasury. Published April 13, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Forget about civility. Let's go for maturity. Republicans are ready for an "adult conversation," not a "Hail Mary speech," on the nation's economy. So says National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in the aftermath of President Obama's "remarks on fiscal policy," as his speech was billed by the White House. Published April 13, 2011

Arianna Huffington faces harsh words from a disgruntled blogger.

Inside the Beltway

A $200 million federal public relations campaign to trumpet health care reform? Published April 12, 2011

The Strike Productions
"Atlas Shrugged," a film based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand and billed as "the first tea party movie," opens in 277 theaters across the country on Friday, which just so happens also to be tax day.

Inside the Beltway

"Believe in America." And with that phrase and a modest video, Mitt Romney launched his 2012 presidential on Monday, joining Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain, who have also declared their White House intent. Published April 11, 2011

Inside the Beltway

And lots of them. Americans are not the only ones keenly interested in the words "money" and "dollars" this week Published April 10, 2011

The "conservative feminist"? Poltical commentator Andrea Tantaros gives an update on the idea at the Heritage Foundation. (Image from Andrea Tantaros.com)

Inside the Beltway

Yes, there's the budget, the debt, health care reform and terrorism to worry about. Now comes deadly antibiotic-resistant super bacteria. Published April 7, 2011

Glenn Beck will end his Fox News Channel program later this year and "transition" into a producing role. His show is the third-highest-rated news program on cable TV. (Associated Press)

Beck announces end of popular Fox News show

Uber-popular Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck will end his daily program on the network later this year and "transition" into a behind-the-scenes role as a producer both in broadcast and online. His departure was jointly announced Wednesday by Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Mr. Beck's production company, and not without drama. Published April 6, 2011