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Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

The enduring popularity of Michael Savage

One veteran conservative talk radio host has a surprise underground following in a district most often associated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Published February 17, 2020

President Trump's campaign rallies have evolved to the point that he plans to continue hosting them, even if he wins in November. (Associated Press)

Dazzling Trump rallies reach a new level

President Trump's trademark campaign rallies have evolved into a kind of fine art, and a very effective art at that. They are frequent; Mr. Trump has back-to-back rallies coming up in Phoenix, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina — and they will likely continue beyond campaign season. Published February 16, 2020

Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

World on edge: 86% in new global poll say coronavirus a major threat

The world is paying attention to the coronavirus, and not without jitters. A new Ipsos poll of 8,000 people in eight major nations finds that 86% of the global respondents are very well informed about the outbreak. Close to 9-out-of-10 say the coronavirus poses a threat. Published February 15, 2020

Jessica DeMedeiros is surrounded by Valentine's Day themed balloons, as she picks out some gifts for her loved ones in New Bedford, Mass., on  Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)

Trump Bump: Americans spend record-breaking $27.4 billion on Valentine's Day

The booming economy, healthy stock market and consumer optimism fostered by President Trump and his administration has a sweet byproduct. Americans are expected to spend a record breaking $27.4 billion on Valentine's Day -- up 35% from $20.7 billion last year, which was also a record-breaker. Published February 14, 2020

The public is not pleased by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to tear up her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

Update: Public frowns on Pelosi speech antics

Yes, Madame Speaker, they noticed. The public has not quite forgotten about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent decision to strategically tear up a copy of President Trump's State of the Union address shortly after it ended, and while the news cameras were rolling. Published February 13, 2020

A major pollster found that 61% of Americans say they're better off than they were three years ago. And 62% give President Trump a "great deal or fair amount of credit for improvement in the state of the economy." (Associated Press)

Record ratings: Americans 'better off' in Trump era

The good news continues. Once again, a major pollster cuts to the chase about American life during President Trump's time in office. Things are good in the Trump era — better than they have been in almost three decades, in fact. Published February 12, 2020

A woman in Britain walks the street in surgical mask as concerns over the COVID-19 grow on a global scale. (Associated Press)

Two thirds of Americans strongly support coronavirus quarantine

Alarming accounts about coronavirus are many, and the messages are mixed. It is an emotionally charged issue in the U.S. as citizens weigh their own needs against those now under siege from the virus. It's complicated, and not without partisan divides. Published February 11, 2020

NBC political director Chuck Todd sits in the studio of "Meet the Press" in Washington on Sept. 1, 2013. (Associated Press/NBC) ** FILE **

#FireChuckTodd trends on Twitter after MSNBC host criticizes Bernie Sanders fans

Major news organizations from Fox News to Newsweek and The Wrap took notice of a sudden social media phenomenon. The hashtag #FireChuckTodd began leading the national trends on Twitter after MSNBC anchor and "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd made a remark about Sen. Bernie Sanders and his followers at the height of the Vermony lawmaker's campaign in New Hampshire. Published February 11, 2020

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for media as she arrives for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Greta Thunberg lands her own TV show

There is no mention here about the mode of transportation, use of fossil fuel, or the proverbial carbon footprint. Nevertheless, BBC Studios has revealed it is producing a new science series centered on the young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Published February 11, 2020

Pollsters and analysts suggest President Trump could win the 2020 election because he has hard-won victories under his belt. (Associated Press)

The Democratic Party's anti-Trump strategy is backfiring

The Iowa presidential primary is done, the New Hampshire primary is underway. Well, let's see. Does the liberal media seems more shrill than usual? Has the nonstop criticism of President Trump intensified? Well, yes. And there's a reason for that. Published February 10, 2020

Between campaigning, a rally and an election, New Hampshire is currently the center of the American political universe. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Forget Iowa: New Hampshire has its big moment

New Hampshire is the undisputed center of the political universe for the next 48 hours: President Trump journeys to the Granite State on Monday for a jumbo campaign rally, and Vice President Mike Pence hosts a "Cops for Trump" event just down the road. The state's trademark first-in-the-nation presidential primary follows on Tuesday. Citizens and officials alike are stoked -- and determined to stage a picture perfect voting process, in contrast to Iowa's recent caucus confusion. Published February 9, 2020

The "Mailbox Mascot" is a unique way to support President Trump say the makers. (Image courtesy of Jon Hall.)

The iconic red MAGA hat gets a new role as neighborhood emblem

The red MAGA hat - a cultural and political icon so beloved among fans of President Trump - has taken on a new role. It has become a convenient symbol to display on mailbox, flagpole or fence, particularly appealing in a presidential election year. Published February 8, 2020

Hoping for another 'Hamilton: Story of the Alamo made into musical

A creative coalition of Texans wants to make sure that their state and the rest of the nation recall the iconic historical site in San Antonio. This determined group has witnessed how the musical "Hamilton" -- soon to be released as a feature film -- awakened the public to Alexander Hamilton and Colonial-era history. The coalition wants to go the same route. Published February 7, 2020

Sen. Mitt Romney is being billed as the leader of the "Republican resistance" according to some news organizations. (Associated Press)

Mitt media: Romney gets the hero treatment

The news media has rushed to Sen. Mitt Romney's side after he emerged as the sole Republican who sided with Democrats in their efforts to impeach President Trump. The Utah lawmaker and former presidential hopeful — who choked up upon revealing his renegade decision — is getting lots of press. Published February 6, 2020

Yay: More excellent economic news

A major pollster reported this week that President Trump is currently enjoying the highest favorability ratings of his presidency. Now that same pollster has good news for the citizenry as well. Published February 5, 2020

Consistent positive polling about President Trump would suggest that the greater American public is beginning to warm to his message. (Associated Press)

America just about ready to board the Trump Train

A major pollster has timely news for the White House which reveals record-breaking favorability numbers for President Trump, part of an ongoing sweep of positive findings that suggests the public is finally warming to the president's intent to make - and keep - America great. Published February 4, 2020