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Jennifer Harper

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will attend the "Women Working For Change" conference next month. (Broadside Books)

Inside the Beltway

Quick quiz: Who's behind "Women Working For Change"? Progressives and hippies? This upcoming political training conference was organized by Project GOPink. Published October 9, 2011

ESPN pulled the plug on Hank Williams Jr.'s opening for "Monday Night Football" because of comments he made on "Fox & Friends." (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

"Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?" asks Radio-Info.com, an insider site for the radio industry. Published October 6, 2011

Fox News founder Roger Ailes raised eyebrows when he said he hired Sarah Palin as a contributor because, "She was hot and got good ratings." (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

Though she's not running for president, Fox News founder Roger Ailes still drew gleeful reactions from liberal journalists for explaining his decision to hire Sarah Palin as a contributor because, "She was hot and got good ratings." Published October 5, 2011

Univision allegedly tried to strong-arm Sen. Marco Rubio by saying it would not air a report about the 1987 drug arrest of the Florida Republican's brother-in-law if he gave an exclusive interview.

Inside the Beltway

They're bowing out of one debate, anyway. Republican hopefuls Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. have decided to boycott an upcoming presidential debate on Univision after news emerged that the Spanish language network allegedly tried to strong-arm Sen. Marco Rubio. Published October 4, 2011

Talk-radio host Michael Savage has seen his debut novel, "Abuse of Power," reach as high as No. 4 on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover fiction. (MichaelSavage.com) ** FILE **

Inside the Beltway

The American public, apparently, has a taste for power fiction, tinged with terrorism and intrigue, with an old school, rough and tumble journalist as its hero. Published October 3, 2011

Van Jones' "Take Back the American Dream" conference gets under way in Washington on Monday. "You are going to see an American fall, an American autumn, just like we saw the Arab Spring," Mr. Jones told MSNBC. (OurFuture.org)

Inside the Beltway

Former "green jobs czar" Van Jones hopes to ally the progressive cause with the middle class, using a page or two from the tea party playbook, perhaps. Published October 2, 2011

"Obama Grammar: Using the President's Bloopers to Improve Your English" was written by Harvard-educated historian William Proctor. (Provided by Inkslingers Press)

Inside the Beltway

Strategery, misunderestimated, refudiate: former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin have been chastised by journalists and academes for their inventive language and occasional grammatical gaffes for years. Now it is President Obama's turn. Published September 29, 2011

Buffett

Inside the Beltway

"Dear Warren: I have solved your problem. You have mentioned in passing that you feel unhappy that you do not pay enough money to the government each year in taxes," writes Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, in an open letter to billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Published September 28, 2011

Inside the Beltway

"Poll: In head-to-head matchup, Obama who ran in 2008 would trounce current Obama. The popularity of old Obama spells trouble for the new one," proclaims comedian Andy Borowitz in a parody commentary. Published September 27, 2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

One is a confirmed presidential hopeful likely to regain his Lone Star stride sooner or later, the other remains on the wish list of many a weary Republican. Published September 26, 2011

The GOP presidential hopeful's new book "This Is Herman Cain!" has an Oct. 4 release date, which is very favorable timing for last week's Florida straw poll winner. (Simon and Schuster)

Inside the Beltway

Wise businessman and presidential hopeful Herman Cain is not taking much time to bask in his Florida straw poll victory. Published September 25, 2011

More than 5,000 high school, college and professional football teams will salute Ronald Reagan's centennial birthday with a special coin toss this weekend. (Courtesy Warner Brothers)

Inside the Beltway

Many will soon flip over Ronald Reagan. Nearly 5,000 high school, college and NFL teams in all 50 states honor the 100th birthday of America's 40th president this weekend by tossing a Reagan commemorative coin to start their games. Published September 22, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Andy Martin continues to investigate President Obama's eligibility to hold office. (Courtesy Andy Martin for President)

Inside the Beltway

Though hubbub over President Obama's birth certificate ultimately became a Democratic fundraising tool, the "birther" factor won't die, insists Republican presidential hopeful Andy Martin. Published September 21, 2011

The American Conservative Union's "CPAC-FL" gathering is one of a number of major Republican events in and around Orlando, Fla., over the next fewer days. (American Conservative Union)

Inside the Beltway

In 24 hours, Republicans descend on Florida en masse for a grand old party for the Grand Old Party. On Thursday, the mighty eight presidential hopefuls meet once again for another debate, this one hosted by Fox News and the Florida Republican Party, staged in Orlando. That's just the opening act, though. Published September 20, 2011

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will address the U.N.'s "Private Sector Forum 2011" at noon Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

With a certain 1950s B-movie melodrama, the economy has morphed into a menacing entity in the minds of American voters. Published September 19, 2011

Inside the Beltway

In a week — come rain, shine or recession — President Obama journeys to the land of Hollywood for a pair of glittering fundraisers for his re-election campaign. But alas, the mighty stars and producers apparently are not very thrilled with Hope and Change, Part Deux. Published September 18, 2011

James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution." (Photograph provided by the Montpelier Foundation) **FILE**

Inside the Beltway

Saturday is Constitution Day, and it's big doings at 2,650-acre Montpelier, an architectural gem in the verdant hills of Virginia and home of "Father of the Constitution" James Madison. Published September 15, 2011

Friends and assorted celebrities will help celebrate "A Decade of Difference" with former President Clinton in October. The event is part birthday bash, part fundraiser for his foundation. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

Don't think for a moment that former President Bill Clinton has lost his Hollywood touch. Tickets costing up to $1 million each go on sale Thursday for "A Decade of Difference," a glittering concert in the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate Mr. Clinton, his foundation and his 65th birthday. Published September 13, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Liberal critics who dither over Rep. Peter T. King's vigorous no-nonsense stand against Islamic radicalization take note: The New York Republican and chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security testifies in London on Tuesday before the British House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs. Published September 12, 2011