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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Romney

Inside the Beltway: Romney goes Hollywood

The big shots are charging up glittering campaign machines, worthy of the silver screen. President Obama already has wooed Tinseltown and much of California, even as his strategists huddle to produce a blockbuster voter outreach, maybe in 3-D. But wait. Mitt Romney is not to be outdone. Published February 28, 2012

Inside the Beltway

MoveOn.org., the Michigan Democratic Party and President Obama's re-election campaign are among the well-funded, manipulative forces behind an anti-Mitt Romney ad and email campaign across the Woverine State, culminating in the Republican primary Tuesday. Published February 27, 2012

Andrew Harnik

White House photographers honor Times' Harnik, Geraci

Washington Times photographer Andrew Harnik has won four first-place awards in the White House News Photographers Association's annual "Eyes of History" competition and finished second overall, losing the Photographer of the Year award only on a tiebreaker. Published February 26, 2012

Inside the Beltway

While the spell of the Oscars lingers, so do reactions to President Obama's recent apology to Afghanistan for the accidental burning of 70 Korans by servicemen on refuse detail. Published February 26, 2012

Landon Cook, of Boston, wears an imitation tattoo on his neck in support of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul. One in five Americans has a tattoo, according to Harris Polls. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

The mainstream media is bored with Republican presidential discourse and already has declared that CNN's big debate on Wednesday was the "last one." It was not. Published February 23, 2012

"The Undefeated", a two-hour documentary on Sarah Palin's political career, will air March 11 on the Reelz Network, one day after HBO debuts "Game Change," a film dramatizing the 2008 presidential election.

Inside the Beltway

For better or worse, here comes "Game Change", the big-budget HBO film dramatizing the 2008 presidential election. Because of its scheduling close to the Super Tuesday primaries, another filmmaker smells a partisan rat. Published February 22, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Welcome to another Republican presidential debate, the twentieth for the remaining candidates, and the seventh hosted by CNN, which broadcasts the two-hour scrum from Mesa, Ariz., at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, moderated by John King. Published February 21, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio

Inside the Beltway

Whether he likes it or not, Sen. Marco Rubio is still the darling in the vice-presidential derby, emerging time and again as the public's favorite pick for second in command. Published February 20, 2012

Inside the Beltway

High noon, Presidents Day, the Washington Monument: a highly charged venue for Veterans for Ron Paul, who will march in military formation from monument to White House on Monday to show their devotion to the Republican presidential hopeful. Published February 19, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Talk about military bearing: The U.S. Army is asking male noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to go through a three-day Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course. Published February 16, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Uh-oh, the Dogs Against Romney thing has legs. First, the independent group protested against Mitt Romney outside the Westminster Dog Show in New York. But it ain't over until the fat dog sings, apparently. The American Kennel Club has joined the chase. Published February 15, 2012

Image provided by Veterans for Ron Paul 2012

Inside the Beltway

"Paulites" are determined to get their man's message out. Fiercely devoted to Rep. Ron Paul, the youthful, noisy tribe continue to place the Republican presidential hopeful's message before the public. Published February 14, 2012

Dogs Against Romney will rally Tuesday outside the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The group was launched in 2007 by Alabama-based marketing entrepreneur Scott Crider. (Photo courtesy Dogs Against Romney)

Inside the Beltway

A paw of sympathy to Mitt Romney, perhaps: Dogs Against Romney unleash a rally at high noon Tuesday, just outside the prestigious Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Published February 13, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Newt Gingrich is not done yet, despite gleeful pronouncements by pundits and foes who insist the Republican presidential hopeful is finished, kaput, washed up. Published February 12, 2012

Audience members applaud as Former Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Thursday, February 9, 2012. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Inside the Beltway

A certain melancholia can descend upon conservatives who just can't get to the annual CPAC gathering. Published February 9, 2012

Inside the Beltway

"The gift of being underestimated is a great gift." Published February 8, 2012

The Republican National Committee's answer to President Obama's swanky fashion-inspired campaign fundraising: the "Super Pac" flip flop. (image from Republican National Committee)

Inside the Beltway

Now on sale through President Obama's re-election campaign, 18 designer garments which are part of the campaign's new "Runway to Win" collection from 23 top designers. The GOP has its own suggestion for an addition — super PAC flipflops. Published February 7, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum signs an autograph after a speech on healthcare, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Inside the Beltway

Is another surprise surge for Rick Santorum percolating at the polls? Voters like him personally, and they admire his tenacity and decorum on the campaign trail. "Again, why not Santorum?" Published February 6, 2012

President Reagan blows out the candles on his birthday cake in the Oval Office in 1982, the day he turned 71. Events are planned for Monday across the country marking what would have been his 101st birthday, including a 21-gun salute. (Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Inside the Beltway

Happy 101st birthday to one Ronald Wilson Reagan, still an inspiration for those who believe in the liberty, strength and optimism of the nation, and the inner mettle of Americans. Published February 5, 2012

 Dreaming of CPAC: the fabulous conservative gathering begins next Thursday with speakers that include all four Republican hopefuls and Sarah Palin. (image from American Conservative Union)

Inside the Beltway

While magnifying Republican gaffes and infighting, the mainstream press also delights in political cliffhangers, speculating on which presidential hopeful will finally blink and drop out of the race, who's flirting with a surprise announcement, who faces the impending doom of scandal. Published February 2, 2012