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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

The midterm elections are exactly eight weeks away. That's 56 days. Or 1,344 hours. Or 80,640 minutes. Or 4,838,400 seconds. Batten down the hatches, folks, the real season has begun. Published September 6, 2010

Inside the Beltway

'As we recognize the contributions of the American workers who have built our country, we must continue to protect their vital role and that of organized labor in our national life.' Published September 5, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The bodacious, unapologetic "tea party" is ready to rumble on Sept. 12 when the National Mall will be wall to wall with those who favor less taxes, smaller government and a return to traditional American values. Published September 2, 2010

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Inside the Beltway

Joe the Plumber, meet Flagg the Fix-it, who has political prowess and much skill with hand tools. Flagg Youngblood - director of Vets for Freedom PAC and former director of military outreach at Young America's Foundation - is competing for the title of "All American Handyman" on HGTV, one of 20 finalists on parade during the show's debut on Sunday. Published September 1, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The big rally is done, and Glenn Beck is manning the Fox News microphones and testing the reach of theblaze.com, his new website. Published August 31, 2010

Oval Office gets a makeover

If President Obama's visitors ever grow bored, they can always read the mottoes woven into the border of the Oval Office's new rug. Published August 31, 2010

Inside the Beltway

So he had to wear a bulletproof vest. Fox News host Glenn Beck himself revealed Monday that he was wearing serious protection beneath his light blue shirt at the "Restoring America" rally on Saturday, at the request of his wife, Tania. Published August 30, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Political correctness got some plainspoken comeuppance during the "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday. Published August 29, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Electric, patriotic, historic, maybe a little psychic, too: There's a certain spiritual charge in the air around Washington this weekend as thousands arrive for Glenn Beck's rally on Saturday. Published August 26, 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)

Despite critics, Glenn Beck has dream, too

The Fox News host insists his three-hour "Restoring Honor" event Saturday will not be a political rally, a "tea party" celebration or even a vehicle for personal aggrandizement. But defining what it is has proved to be an irresistible challenge for supporters and skeptics alike. Published August 26, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Five of her people won. Indeed, Sarah Palin must relish the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, a fitting comeback to critics who claimed the power of her political endorsements had waned, and her Mama Grizzly claws had grown dull. Published August 25, 2010

Inside the Beltway

It is the stuff of reality TV. Maybe the Bravo Network. We're talking about public auctions of seized and forfeited assets by the U.S. Treasury, that is. Published August 24, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The "ground zero mosque" outcry continues, and this time the outcry is over the outcry - with some rambunctious libertarian underpinnings. Published August 23, 2010

Study: Tea brewed at home healthiest

Pity all those earnest folks who guzzle down a pricey bottle of fancy tea, hoping for a healthy dose of cancer-fighting "antioxidants" and "flavonoids." Published August 23, 2010

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Miss USA Rima Fakih, set to compete Monday night in the Miss Universe pageant, is Muslim, and has weighed in on the ground zero mosque debate.

Inside the Beltway

It has become a parlor game among pundits and press: Who supports the "ground zero mosque" and who doesn't? Published August 22, 2010

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"With over 100 mosques in New York City, why do these agitators want to provoke America?" asks Michael Savage.

Inside the Beltway

Is the political hubbub over the "ground zero mosque" just a White House ruse to distract Americans from bad news about the economy? Partisan posturings have conveniently thrown the press into predatory mode; shrill coverage is now front-page fare, replacing serious examination of unemployment, skittish voters and old campaign promises Published August 19, 2010

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Ann Coulter's upcoming appearance at a gay Republican event got her booted from the speaker's lineup at World Net Daily's "Taking Back America" rally in Miami.

Inside the Beltway

Yes, the contentious, national discourse on race and religion continues. But the contentious national discourse on gay conservatism is also under way with a flourish, and much political theater. Published August 18, 2010

School shopping no spree in slow economy

Big prices and small budgets have turned the once pleasant annual purchasing party into an allegory of a flagging economy, producing parental angst and industry cheerleaders who urge the moms and dads to at least "buy American." Published August 17, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is happy with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann for criticizing the use of the phrase "ground-zero mosque" in the press and elsewhere, deeming the term a "misnomer" and saying that the project is neither a "training ground for terrorists" nor an insult to Sept. 11 families. Published August 17, 2010