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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

Times revamps design, expands coverage

The Washington Times introduces an expanded edition Monday that restores coverage in sports, local news and the arts in a new design that showcases the newspaper's signature content, photography and commentary. Published March 20, 2011

Inside the Beltway

It is a dance challenge for liberal, peace lovin' Democrats when President Obama abandons the old "hope and change" Terpsichore and hearkens to the heavy thud of global politics. Like Libya, for instance. Published March 20, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Pollsters and pundits who declare Sarah Palin a political has-been and Republican irritant should curb their appetites. Published March 17, 2011

Inside the Beltway

"The Obama administration has made it clear that it intends to pursue unconstitutional legislation like Obamacare, job-killing policies, new regulations and increase federal spending at a level that paralyzes our nation's economic health," says former U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle. Published March 16, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Only the economy eclipsed the midterm elections as a news story last year, according to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism's massive "State of the Media Report 2011" (www.stateofthemedia.org). Published March 15, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Americans consider their politicians to be behavioral role models. Published March 14, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi scored an invitation to the Gridiron Club's annual dinner.

Inside the Beltway

Ah, the few, the proud. That would be the 65 Gridiron Club members who have finally drawn President Obama to their annual dinner Saturday night at the Renaissance Washington Hotel. Published March 10, 2011

Inside the Beltway

They claim it's all part of the plan. But still. The Nixon Center, an institution founded by President Richard Nixon within his own presidential library just three months before he died in 1994, has dropped "Nixon" to become the more generic "Center for the National Interest." Published March 9, 2011

National Public Radio says CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the aftermath of a fundraiser's remarks on hidden video. (Associated Press/NPR, Michael Benabib)

NPR chief quits post; foes not placated

Republicans said Wednesday that the resignation of NPR's top executive in the wake of an undercover video sting will not blunt their determination to cut off all taxpayer funds for public broadcasting. Published March 9, 2011

** FILE ** Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group. (Media Research Center)

National Public Radio exec caught vilifying tea party

National Public Radio found itself swept up in a perfect storm of criticism and static Tuesday after an undercover videotape captured a top executive condemning tea party supporters as "seriously racist" and suggesting the nonprofit network would be better off without its federal taxpayer subsidies. Published March 8, 2011

Hidden-camera activist James O'Keefe (Associated Press) **FILE**

Inside the Beltway

Undercover videographer James O'Keefe has released the entire two-hour version of his sizzling National Public Radio sting — not just the 11 minute version. Published March 8, 2011

Critics see no good coming from book turned TV show "Good Christian Bitches." (Brown Books Publishing)

Inside the Beltway

Criticizing Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, and other Christian conservative women has become popular sport for assorted pundits, comics and journalists. Now it's become a franchise. Published March 7, 2011

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, will examine al Qaeda's latest "dangerous tactic." (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

Some Muslim interest groups have warned Congress that an upcoming hearing is "fear mongering" and a "cottage industry of hate." Published March 6, 2011

Charlie Sheen will ultimately lose his luster among Twitter followers, at least one prognosticator says.

Inside the Beltway

Once, it was mere adultery or clueless gaffes that gauged the shortcomings of politicians. The stakes have gone up. Published March 3, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Donald Trump has a burgeoning new "grass-roots army" who pine for him to run for president in 2012. Published March 2, 2011

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, sees the effort to bring Shariah law into U.S. government as unconstitutional. (American Islamic Forum for Democracy)

Inside the Beltway

An Islamic group called Sharia4America plans to demonstrate near the White House on Thursday afternoon. Published March 1, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Former "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis, who once supplied call girls for New York's former governor-turner-CNN host Eliot Spitzer, has a message for the network: "I'm available." Published February 28, 2011

Blogger Andrew Breitbart's new book is set for publication on tax day, April 15. (Hachette Book Group)

Inside the Beltway

"Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!" Yes, an exclamation point is not a bad idea for Andrew Breitbart's new book, to be published April 15. It has won accolades from Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. Published February 27, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Wisconsin union rallies are about to get a lot noisier. MoveOn.org has joined the fray and is in the mood for melodrama. Published February 24, 2011