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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Inside Politics Weekend: The Obama effect

It's more than a honeymoon at this point. Forgiving press coverage and public adulation of President Obama and his emerging policies is a given. Published May 24, 2009

Obama, Rolling Thunder meet privately

At 3:30 p.m. Friday, President Obama met privately with representatives of the group famous for their support of active duty military, veterans and prisoners of war — not to mention their distinctive blend of patriotism that includes Old Glory and motorcycles. Published May 23, 2009

Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting

The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed them in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. Published May 22, 2009

Republican favorability falls in latest Pew survey

The schism between Republicans and conservatives has grownpronounced. The party is losing members while ideology is retaining consistently loyal followers, according to new research released Thursday. Published May 22, 2009

Times Radio News hits the airwaves

Washington Times Radio News debuts Monday on WHFS 1580 AM, featuring hourly newscasts plus 30-second features that showcase exclusive content and original, investigative reporting from The Times newsroom. Published May 18, 2009

Radio host Savage always up for a fight

Batten down the hatches. Duck and cover. Michael Savage is on the airwaves, delivering his rapid-fire message over 400 radio stations, three hours a day, five days a week. Published May 17, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: A fine whine

Despite repeated calls for order, the Republicans continue to quibble with one another, dithering over the outcome of 2010, 2012, 2016, 2020. Published May 17, 2009

Poll: More Americans 'pro-life'

More Americans now say they are "pro-life" than "pro-choice," according to a Gallup poll released Friday. Published May 16, 2009

Miss California USA retains crown

On an expansive stage glitzy enough for a beauty pageant, Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Carrie Prejean was not fired. Published May 13, 2009

Trump: Miss California can retain crown

On an expansive stage glitzy enough for a beauty pageant, Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Carrie Prejean was not fired. Miss California USA did not lose her glittering crown or her first runner-up title despite the outcry from critics opposed to her outspoken views on gay marriage or the compromising photos -- some faked -- that turned up at pivotal times in a drama that has dragged on for three weeks. Published May 12, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Tune in

President Rush Limbaugh, Sen. Laura Ingraham, Rep. Mark Levin. Some observers insist that pivotal conservative radio personalities should run for public office for the good of the Republican Party, the ideology and the country itself. Published May 10, 2009

Colbert namesake for Venezuelan beetle

At an odd nexus of politics and science, there are bugs. The same scientists who once named fungus-loving beetles after Bush-era heavyweights are at it again. Published May 8, 2009

Lawmakers eye 'future' of journalism

A newspaper was rescued, Capitol Hill explored "the future of journalism," and critics faulted politicians for meddling with the press. Published May 7, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Locked and loaded

If President Obama gives in to the demands of MoveOn or certain MSNBC hosts to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation policies, what will the nation be in for? Published May 3, 2009