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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the Beltway

Forget that convenient phrase, "BP is Obama's Katrina." Published May 31, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The "National Moment of Remembrance" will be observed around the country on Monday, including at the Statue of Liberty. Published May 30, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Simple question: Will President Obama score big on the patriotic meter this Memorial Day weekend? Published May 27, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Gears have definitely shifted. Rolling Thunder will not have a traditional audience at the White House to kick-start the 23rd annual "Ride for Freedom" rally. Officials from the mammoth motorcycle group tell Inside the Beltway they will not pay a call on President Obama this weekend when 900,000 riders gather in the nation's capital in the name of patriotism, and to honor active-duty troops, prisoners of war, those missing in action and veterans. Published May 25, 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 25, 2010

Scientists plumb depths to peg oceans' volume

Sunken battleships, leviathans, dark depths - such is the stuff of the deep and endless sea, at least in popular imagination. And few of us can fathom how much water is contained in all the oceans -- until now. Published May 21, 2010

Scientists plumb depths to peg oceans' volume

Sunken battleships, leviathans, dark depths - such is the stuff of the deep and endless sea, at least in popular imagination. And few of us can fathom how much water is contained in all the oceans, which cover 71 percent of planet and account for 97 percent of its water. Published May 20, 2010

American Legion national commander Clarence E. Hill says leave "don't ask, don't tell" alone.

Inside the Beltway

"Mexicans place a significant amount of blame for the Mexican drug war on American gun dealers. Eighty-one percent of Mexican adults say American gun dealers are very or somewhat responsible for the problem, compared to 54 percent of Americans who say the same," says a Harris poll of 1,009 U.S. adults and 549 Mexican adults conducted May 5 to 9. Published May 19, 2010

Inside the Beltway

It's a majority. 51 percent of voters believe the United States is "the last best hope of mankind." Twenty-six percent disagree, and 24 percent are not sure. This is according to a Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 conducted Wednesday and Thursday. Published May 17, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Dueling numbers throw our differences into stark relief. 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

Celeb support doesn't help candidates

The stardust is tarnished, and the glow dimmed. Celebrity endorsements have come to mean little in politics, according to a study released Monday by researchers at North Carolina State University. Published April 27, 2010

Excessive cleanliness may boost allergies

Put away the hand sanitizer. It's not necessarily the grime, dust bunnies, cat dander or pollen causing those miserable springtime allergies. The culprit actually may be too much cleanliness. Published April 15, 2010

Doctors face religious conflicts at hospitals

New research reveals that one in five primary care physicians who practice in religiously affiliated hospitals say they have faced "clinical ethical conflicts" when treating their patients in those facilities, where end-of-life care, abortion and other practices may be restricted. Published April 14, 2010

Diet found to cut risk of Alzheimer's

A team of medical researchers from Columbia University Medical Center has identified a "protective diet" that lowers the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to research released Monday in the Archives of Neurology. Published April 13, 2010