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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

He's shedding fancy ambassadorial plumage and getting in campaign stride. And down home. Published May 22, 2011

Inside the Beltway

What really happened to Osama bin Laden? A new Fox News poll of 910 registered voters revealS that 3 percent say bin Laden was "greeted by 72 virgins in heaven" upon his death. One percent of tea party supporters, 2 percent of Republicans, 3 percent of Democrats, 2 percent of conservatives, 3 percent of liberals and 5 percent of moderates agree with that notion. Published May 19, 2011

Perianne Boring (Photo courtesy of Perianne Boring)

Inside the Beltway

She is the first to smile over her last name: Boring. She is not boring. Published May 18, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Vilification has set in: Arnold Schwarzenegger's marital infidelity was politicized the moment the news he fathered a love child with a household employee hit public radar. Published May 17, 2011

Political commentator Glenn Beck appears on stage in Anchorage, Alaska Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. The event featuring the former Alaska Gov. and the conservative commentator Saturday night brought out two very different crowds. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

Inside the Beltway

Guess Donald Trump deserves a last laugh of sorts. The birther thing is not quite over yet. Published May 16, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Wily and practical: Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is lining up sturdy planks for his White House platform, using tried and true methods to build his "brand" in the eyes of an ever-distracted voting public. Published May 15, 2011

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gives the commencement address at West Virginia University Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Morgantown, W.Va. Clinton delivered the commencement address to about 1,000 graduates of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)

Inside the Beltway

Earnest graduates will not get much encouragement from conservatives in the next few days. They'll get a liberal earful, for the most part: a new analysis by Young Americas Foundation found that out of 51 high-profile commencement speakers appearing on the nation's campuses this season, only 13 were conservative. Published May 12, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The Associated Press? Skewing a poll? Uh-oh. Published May 11, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe may see both sausage making and mudslinging on Wednesday when he appears before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as a "witness" at a hearing titled "Manufacturing Our Way to a Stronger Economy." Published May 10, 2011

MEN'S HEALTH
Men's Heath magazine has dubbed Rep. Aaron Schock, Illinois Republican, "America's Fittest Congressman" and the "ripped representative."

Inside the Beltway

The post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden are must-haves. News organizations, interest groups and now, one presidential hopeful, are pining to peek at the "grisly" fare in the name of public transparency. Published May 9, 2011

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