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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

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

Inside the Beltway

The "Hollywood right" gets some red carpet glitter Tuesday evening with the premiere and press screening of "I Want Your Money," the smart and relentless documentary by independent filmmaker Ray Griggs that warns against President Obama's economic policies by contrasting the words and ideas of Mr. Obama and Ronald Reagan. Published October 11, 2010

Inside the Beltway

There are 22 days until the midterm election derby gets under way. Published October 10, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Campaign strategists should rethink their pitches to the very rich, who appear just as disillusioned by politics as the rest of America. Published October 7, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Claims from a new Pew Research Center poll that Hispanic voters have lost enthusiasm for the midterm elections may be premature. Published October 6, 2010

FAULKNER CAMPAIGN
Michel Faulkner is picking up major endorsements in his bid to unseat Rep. Charles B. Rangel.

Inside the Beltway

Twenty-seven days and counting: As the midterm elections loom, Republicans are basking in positive favorability polls and the sense that independents are warming to their ways Published October 5, 2010

Media critic Kurtz quits Post for Daily Beast

Howard Kurtz, the longtime dean of print-media critics, has left his throne at The Washington Post to become Washington bureau chief of the Daily Beast. Published October 5, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The nation's most senior military officer comes to town to deliver a speech on economic policy to the local business community. Great. Published October 4, 2010

SOMA ARCHITECTS
The edifice of the so-called "ground zero mosque" in New York has been compared to "Superman's fortress of solitude."

Inside the Beltway

The "ground zero mosque" has transitioned from a former Burlington Coat Factory to, uh, a space station. Published October 3, 2010

Inside the Beltway

OK. Thank you. Enough already with the news that Rahm Emanuel is leaving the White House to run for mayor of Chicago. Published September 30, 2010

A former Republican candidate is calling for rubber ducks to be sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, after the midterm elections. (Photograph courtesy of Danny Tarkanian)

Inside the Beltway

No, he didn't make the cover of Rolling Stone this week. That was left to President Obama. But Glenn Beck did make the cover of the New York Times Magazine, the focus of "Being Glenn Beck"- one of those endless Times profiles that showcases the fancy footwork of fancy correspondents. Published September 29, 2010

Inside the Beltway

This is a first. The "tea party" has bested both the Republican and Democratic parties in a Zogby favorability poll: 44 percent of likely voters surveyed gave a thumbs up to tea partiers, compared with 38 percent who favored Democrats and 30 percent who preferred Republicans. Published September 28, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Academia appears to be rejecting the "imperial" White House. University of Iowa law professor David Orentlicher says the presidency has become too powerful an office and now suggests the U.S. adopt a two-person, multiparty presidency. Published September 27, 2010

Inside the Beltway

For a few glorious moments, the "Pledge to America" soared unsullied in the sunshine before plummeting to earth, to be pawed at and snarled over by predators from several camps. Published September 23, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Election season is teeth-grinding time across America. Blame the press for that. Two-thirds of the public say news coverage of the 2010 midterms is focused on "strategy and conflict" rather than red meat candidate positions. Published September 22, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart: Are they he-man enough to face the nation's ultimate gatekeeper? Published September 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

A double standard in Delaware: Why does Republican Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell get such excruciating press scrutiny about a dalliance with witchcraft while her Democratic rival, Chris Coons, gets only a few passing mentions of his youthful admiration of Marxism? Published September 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Is it his audience they want? His, uh, clout? Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart appear obsessed with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Published September 19, 2010

President Obama issues a proclamation recognizing Constitution Day.

Inside the Beltway

President Obama's glittering campaign for the White House two years ago is a hard act to follow. Published September 16, 2010