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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the Beltway

A grass-roots rally is building among those who insist that Sen. Jim DeMint deserves a seat on the Senate Finance Committee. Published May 8, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Can the White House continue to shield post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden? Maybe not. Judicial Watch has filed the inevitable Freedom of Information Act request with the Defense Department seeking "all photographs and/or video recordings of Osama bin Laden taken during and/or after the U.S. military operation in Pakistan on or about May 1, 2011." An identical request was filed with the CIA. Published May 5, 2011

Osama bin Laden. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Without photo proof, is bin Laden really dead?

He's dead. He's not dead. He died 10 years ago. And so it goes for Osama bin Laden, at the epicenter of the conspiracy du jour — and possibly the decade. Fueled by a hyperactive Internet and conflicting details, the week's events have fostered creative notions that parse the fate of bin Laden and the White House version of his death. Published May 4, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The race is on to create the first silver-screen version of Osama bin Laden's surprise demise. Agents already are hearing pitches for projects, says the Hollywood Reporter, granting an edge to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team behind the Oscar-winning film "The Hurt Locker." Published May 4, 2011

In death, bin Laden still the root of anxiety

He lurked in the shadows of the American psyche for a decade: Osama bin Laden was the potent symbol of evil, the elusive foe, the monster, the myth. And now he's gone, leaving the nation to celebrate his death but ponder an uneasy future. Published May 2, 2011

Among the offerings from patriotic entrepreneurs at Cafe Press: A $25 T-shirt celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden. (Cafe Press)

Inside the Beltway

The official "cultural barometer" keepers at CafePress say that more than 1,000 Osama bin Laden-themed products have been created by online entrepreneurs in the last 24 hours marking the death of the terrorist leader. Published May 2, 2011

Inside the Beltway

And now, a break from the partisan noise: a series of Major League Baseball tributes to the Ronald Reagan centennial begins Monday night when the San Diego Padres face the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Diego. NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, co-chairman of the Reagan Centennial National Youth Committee, throws out the first pitch; country recording artist Tim Dugger, a member of the same committee, will sing the national anthem. Published May 1, 2011

Inside the Beltway

His preference for politics trumps his taste for glitz: The nation's capital gets a visit from Donald Trump this weekend, who is opting out of a $10 million Las Vegas wedding to join the throngs at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on Saturday. Published April 28, 2011

CBS
Scott Pelley, a correspondent for CBS' long-running "60 Minutes," is said to be in line to take over the anchor duties of the "CBS Evening News."

Inside the Beltway

Most likely voters - 67 percent - continue to believe U.S. society is "fair and decent", but far fewer feel that President Obama agrees with them, says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday. Published April 27, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Ten? A dozen? No, there are 19 possible Republican candidates for president, this according to a new Republican National Committee straw poll, now under way online. Published April 26, 2011

Times staffers win nine regional journalism awards

The Washington Times won nine awards in the 2010 Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association editorial contest for daily newspapers of more than 75,000 circulation, the Maryland-based professional and membership group announced Monday. Published April 25, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Brace for impact. A new MSNBC promotional campaign is now under way, and it has been fomenting since last fall. Published April 25, 2011

** FILE ** Donald Trump (AP Photo)

Inside the Beltway

A certain billionaire is getting ambitious support in the heartland from a rockabilly hero, far from the glittering avenues of Manhattan. Published April 24, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Yes, there are limits, even in the blogosphere. The satirical political blog Wonkette.com has offered a formal apology from writer Jack Stuef and deleted his recent posting about Trig Palin. Published April 21, 2011

Don't count on actor Matt Damon attending any of President Obama's six fundraisers on the West Coast. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

Will California prove the "Golden State" for President Obama? Hollywood elite such as Matt Damon are vexed by evolving White House policies on same-sex marriage, the economy and the war in Afghanistan. Published April 20, 2011

Andrew Breitbart's new book is already soaring to the top of best-seller lists. (Hachette Book Group)

Inside the Beltway

No. It's not an illusion. Broadcasters "worship Earth Day and attack Easter," according to an analysis of coverage released Wednesday by the Culture and Media Institute. Published April 19, 2011

**FILE** William A. Rusher (Associated Press/The Claremont Institute)

Conservatives remember National Review editor Rusher

It is a poignant and historic moment: Conservatives have paused to mourn the death of William A. Rusher, the editor of the National Review for 31 years and an intellectual and ideological stalwart who helped shape the movement for more than five decades. He died Saturday at 87. Published April 19, 2011

Inside the Beltway

So many bouts, so little time. And dueling news sites, too. Arianna Huffington recently caught criticism - and a class-action lawsuit - for not paying bloggers who contributed to her much-visited website. Published April 18, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Is he a conservative or Republican in "name only"? Published April 17, 2011