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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

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

Inside the Beltway

Despite the fact that he unceremoniously called President Obama "dude" on camera, Jon Stewart has achieved lift-off for Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity. The National Park Service granted the Comedy Central host the 60-page "final permit" to stage the event on the Mall with only 48 hours to spare. Published October 28, 2010

Inside the Beltway

This is your brain on Armani? Whether Jon Stewart likes it or not, his "Restore Sanity" parody rally at the national Mall on Saturday has attracted political agendas. Published October 27, 2010

VANITY FAIR
A confabulated pinup image of Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts in Vanity Fair magazine could help derail talk of Republican victories in the midterm elections.

Inside the Beltway

Uh-oh. Vanity Fair has unleashed a sophomoric salvo with a last-minute, midterm election edition of Republican bashing -- the "Official Republican Beefcake Calendar," featuring questionable, faked images of Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, Fox News host Glenn Beck and nine more. Published October 26, 2010

A comic book version of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's life will be on newsstands in November. (Image courtesy of Bluewater Productions)

Inside the Beltway

Yes, why not put out a comic book about Bill O'Reilly? The Fox News host gets cartoon biography treatment from publisher Bluewater Productions in "Political Power: Bill O'Reilly." Published October 25, 2010

Former President George W. Bush will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Nov. 9 with his new book, "Decision Points." (Photo courtesy of Crown Publishing Group)

Inside the Beltway

"Miss me yet?" The glow of President George W. Bush on the public radar is intensifying, powered by revelations in recently leaked WikiLeaks documents that chemical weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, thus neutralizing "leftist folklore" about the war in Iraq, says Newsbusters.com analyst Tom Blumer. Published October 24, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The difficult national discourse on ethnicity, terrorism and race jolts forward every so often, blasted by dangerous incidents or startling opinions, then ramped up in the hypersensitive press echo chamber. Juan Williams was the catalyst this week. Published October 21, 2010

This undated photo released by SeniorNet shows NPR news analyst Juan Williams. NPR News say it has terminated the contract of Mr. Williams after remarks he made about Muslims on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel. (AP Photo/SeniorNet, File)

NPR's firing of Juan Williams sparks backlash

The hypersensitive media landscape has claimed another victim. Juan Williams, a 10-year veteran of NPR, was fired as a top news analyst on Wednesday night for remarks he made about Muslims during an appearance on Fox News. Published October 21, 2010

Glenn Beck speaks at his 'Restoring Honor' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Inside the Beltway

A source has stepped forward with news that sales of "Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Teabagging of America" by The Washington Post's Dana Milbank were, well, tepid. Published October 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

No, Mel Gibson has not retired in shame after public problems with a young girlfriend and a 2006 arrest for suspected drunken driving brought the conservative actor many woes. Published October 19, 2010

Look for Julian Assange, founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website, to be back in the news with a fresh set of classified documents.

Inside the Beltway

Brace for it. Julian Assange has stepped back in the news. Published October 17, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sarah Palin launches a Tea Party Express tour in Reno, Nev., on Saturday.

Inside the Beltway

Democrats love to dream that the "tea party" - in all its inconvenient truth - will suffer a "Sarah Palin meltdown," to use this week's partisan patois of choice. Well, dream on. Published October 14, 2010

There are 16 days until Jon Stewart's parody rally unfolds at the eastern end of the National Mall. (Graphic from Comedy Central)

Inside the Beltway

Ah, the coziness of the liberal media: In 16 days, brazen Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert insist they'll stage their dueling "tea party" parody rallies on the Mall. Published October 13, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Enough already. Among news organizations that have examined facts and rejected White House claims that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce used foreign money to fund political ads: the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, The Washington Post, Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, the Hill, Powerline, the Daily Caller and Real Clear Politics. Published October 12, 2010