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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

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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

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