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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

Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for Senate in California, has the backing of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

A deft strategy has emerged from the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, which has launched "Vota Tus Valores" — vote your values — a $1 million voter-outreach campaign to educate Hispanic voters about the pro-life/traditional marriage/free-enterprise platform of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina in California. Published July 27, 2010

Julian Assange, an Australian who launched WikiLeaks four years ago, concedes that even his team hasn't read all the documents about the Afghanistan war released on his website. (Provided by Martina Haris)

Inside the Beltway

Why, it's just like health care reform legislation. The massive Wikileaks release of classified information about U.S. activity in Afghanistan is huge and unwieldy. Published July 26, 2010

Fired Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod is contemplating a lawsuit against blogger Andrew Breitbart for an edited video of her that he posted. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

The national discourse on race continues to barrel forward a week after Andrew Breitbart brought global attention to video footage of former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod appearing to make a racist remark at an NAACP event. Now for part two — the legal implications. Published July 25, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The summer's hot, the press is restless and the ideological divisions in the news media are spiked with malevolence. It's also open season on a pair of conservative journalists. Published July 22, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Critics continue to vilify Andrew Breitbart, the online publisher who initially posted the video clip of U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod appearing to make a racially tinged remark during a 1986 NAACP event. Published July 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

There's renewed hubbub over the mysterious "JournoList," displayed in full plumage at the Daily Caller, providing more evidence that the hundreds of journalists and wonks who signed up with the online information and chitchat service were a vast left-wing conspiracy of sorts - a liberal cabal of those seeking to steer the proper White House message. Published July 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Note to strategists: Kisses are good for ratings and voters still pay attention to how a politician treats his wife. Published July 19, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Disdain for the "tea party" is emerging among some skittish Republican lawmakers, suggests Redstate.com editor Erick Erickson. Published July 18, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The season of SB 1070 lawsuits is upon us. Friends and foes of Arizona's immigration law - set to take effect in less than two weeks - are in full warrior mode. Seven lawsuits challenging the legislation are already in federal court. Published July 15, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Welcome to the long hot summer of "recovery." Published July 14, 2010

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Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin announced Wednesday they are engaged, telling US Weekly magazine they will soon become a traditional family unit after a yearlong separation.

Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston engaged

Forget the big news that Chelsea Clinton is getting married in a few weeks at a swank New York estate, complete with a guest list that includes Hollywood stars and heavyweight politicos. Published July 14, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Can America live with the idea of a $100 million "ground zero mosque" built two blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks? Published July 13, 2010

Mort Zuckerman clarifies Obama speechwriter claim

Well, did a major press patriarch pen a big speech for the president of the United States in secret? The answer is somewhere between sort of and kind of — with a little "maybe" thrown in. Published July 13, 2010

Talk radio host Michael Savage says he remains on a British list of "undesirables." (www.MichaelSavage.com)

Inside the Beltway

Talk radio host Michael Savage has waged a vigorous fight against the British government, hoping to have his name scrubbed from a list of 16 "undesirables" banned from the country, compiled 14 months ago by British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. Published July 12, 2010

Michael Savage (Associated Press)

Michael Savage still banned from UK

Talk radio host Michael Savage has waged a vigorous fight against the British government, hoping to have his name removed from a list of 16 "undesirables" banned from the country on May 5, 2009, by then British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. Published July 12, 2010

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Marco Rubio, a Senate hopeful in Florida, "has more Facebook friends than any other 2010 U.S. Senate candidate."

Inside the Beltway

Lady Gaga recently beat out President Obama in the number of Facebook "friends" she accumulated - 11.9 million for the chanteuse versus 10.4 million for the president. Published July 11, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The feminine dynamics will play out upon "the nexus of politics, society, and even race," while a purse-load of explorations explore "how the proximity to political power dictates where one fits within Beltway society," promises Bravo, on confirming that 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' is set to premiere Aug. 5. Published July 8, 2010

Dr. Donald Berwick, nominated as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been called "a one-man death panel."

Inside the Beltway

"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." Published July 7, 2010