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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

Never home? President Obama has now spent more days out of the country than any other U.S. chief executive during his first two years in office: Fifteen trips to 26 countries, more than 55 travel days. Some hefty gas money, too: Air Force One costs about $181,757 per hour to operate, according to military sources. Published November 23, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The ballyhoo over airport pat-downs will be over as soon as we "maximize protection and security and minimize inconvenience and invasiveness," says White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Published November 22, 2010

REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE OF CHESTER COUNTY
Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell says official holiday decorations on the lawn of the courthouse will honor U.S. troops.

Inside the Beltway

Fed up with 'Godless' trees and other inclusive holiday fare, two Chester County, Pa., commissioners have voted to stop letting groups with multiple political or cultural agendas set up holiday decorations on the courthouse lawn of West Chester. Published November 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The great Department of Homeland Security airport-pat-down controversy is aloft. Published November 18, 2010

Columnist and broadcast host Armstrong Williams

Inside the Beltway

Heard enough about "junk"? The ruckus over security pat-downs in airports could get a lot noisier. And more expensive. Published November 17, 2010

Image: McDonald's Corp.

Inside the Beltway

The Left Coast food police could get their comeuppance. Published November 16, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Refute+repudiate=word-of-the year. Sarah Palin's oft lampooned mingling of the two terms has been named the "2010 Word of the Year" by the New Oxford American Dictionary - besting such rivals as "tea party", "retweet" and "vuvuzela". Published November 15, 2010

Associated Press
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, will be among those rallying on the Capitol grounds at noon Monday to inveigh against excess spending by the lame-duck Congress.

Inside the Beltway

Let the quacking begin. And the oratory. What with all the business-as-usual items on the Democratic wish list, the "tea party" will stand fast outside the lame-duck session that begins Monday in Congress. Published November 14, 2010

Inside the Beltway

President Obama, Sarah Palin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fox News host Glenn Beck, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Comedy Central fake newsmen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, "ground zero mosque" organizer Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, "the Chilean miners," "the unemployed American," Lady Gaga. Published November 11, 2010

Inside the Beltway

"It is not our weapons or our technology that make us the most advanced military in the world; it is the unparalleled spirit, skill and devotion of our troops." Published November 10, 2010

What was once dignified primetime TV: Ronald Reagan and "General Electirc Theater." (Photo from General Electric)

Inside the Beltway

"After the Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Federal Communications Commission's congressionally-mandated authority to enforce the broadcast decency law, industry and media pundits predicted a sharp increase in the amount of profanity on television. Sadly, they were correct," says Parents Television Council President Tim Winter, who has research to share. Published November 9, 2010

Inside the Beltway

It was all about journalistic ethics. Sure. Published November 8, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Former President George W. Bush is marquee-ready this week. Published November 7, 2010

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Carl Anderson, author of "Beyond A House Divided," says "the moral compass of the American people is sound."

Inside the Beltway

The midterm hubbub is over and President Obama has left town for 10 days, reportedly accompanied by one personal chef, 3,000 assorted officials, 200 business leaders, 40 aircraft, 34 warships and six armored cars. Published November 4, 2010

Famed evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, 92, in 2010.

Inside the Beltway

Oh, ye of big faith. Like, really big faith. The largest single constituency in the electorate in the midterm elections was "self-identified evangelicals," who comprised 29 percent of the vote and cast a hefty 78 percent of their ballots for Republican candidates, according to new findings from the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Published November 3, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The "tea party" has emerged from the midterm elections ready to man a permanent lookout tower, their eyes trained on Congress. Published November 2, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Election Day at last, and it dawns noisy and nonsensical. Published November 1, 2010

TV networks gearing up for elections extravaganza

There's drama, sideshows, endless analysis. Unprecedented midterm election-night coverage has been ramped up to epic proportions by broadcasters, fueled by extravagant technology and a chance for lucrative ratings and buzz. Published October 31, 2010

Inside the Beltway

With jobs and the economy the No. 1 voter concern of the year, anchor Neil Cavuto leads midterm election coverage on the Fox Business Network this week — parsing the dollars, sense and nonsense of politics at a pivotal time. Published October 31, 2010

Leaked Bush memoir 'strikingly personal'

An anonymous source on Thursday leaked former President George W. Bush's memoir to the Drudge Report 11 days before its scheduled publication. Published October 28, 2010