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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

To read Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway columns, click here. Contact her at [email protected].

Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the Beltway

Once, much of the left-leaning press wallowed in unkind mockery or criticism of President Reagan. Now, opportunistic and canny journalists can't wait to say "Reaganesque." Published January 27, 2011

Cain

Inside the Beltway

Among dozens of political reactions to President Obama's State of the Union address comes one from Herman Cain, a Georgia businessman turned talk radio host, a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful and the preferred candidate of Ann Coulter. Published January 26, 2011

One analyst cited Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly in commenting on a study of the attractiveness of TV news "anchorettes." (Fox News Channel)

Inside the Beltway

"This paper offers one more reason why Fox News viewers are so ill-informed on so many issues. I mean, have you seen those photos of Megyn Kelly?" observes Tom Jacobs, an analyst with Miller-McCune magazine, in commenting on a study of the attractiveness of TV news "anchorettes." Published January 25, 2011

Inside the Beltway

What's the state of the union before the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night? Pretty prickly. Published January 24, 2011

**FILE** President Barack Obama (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

With the promise of some giddy political theater, broadcast coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night is approaching Hollywood proportions. Published January 23, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The State of the Union company picnic is looming on Capitol Hill. Come Tuesday, there will be sack races, an egg toss, a group sing, and oh yes, a big speech from President Obama in there somewhere. Published January 20, 2011

Inside the Beltway

"Will the Senate resolve to listen to will of the American people?" asks Jenny Beth Martin, a founder of the 15-million member Tea Party Patriots. Published January 19, 2011

Coming to bookshelves on Jan. 25: Fiction based on President Obama and the 2012 election. (Image from Simon & Schuster)

Inside the Beltway

"O: A Presidential Novel," written by Anonymous and published by Simon & Schuster — otherwise known as Simon & Sh-h-h-h — has journalists chafing to speculate on who or what is behind the cheeky fiction centered on the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Published January 18, 2011

**FILE** President Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao as he arrives for a Group of 20 summit dinner in Pittsburgh in September 2009. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

The monumental presence of China already is on American soil, well before the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrives in Washington on Tuesday with a bustling entourage and a full agenda. Published January 17, 2011

Chris Matthews (Associated Press) **FILE**

Inside the Beltway

Pf-f-f-t. There goes all that newfound civility in press and politics. Published January 16, 2011

Inside the Beltway

The tragedy cycle is just about complete. Published January 13, 2011

Anthony Miller, chairman of a Republican group in Tempe, Ariz., has resigned the post in the wake of the Saturday shootings in the state. (Arizona Republican Party)

Inside the Beltway

Do lawmakers need bodyguards now? Almost half of Americans agree with the idea. Published January 12, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Sensible America has spoken. The nation does not think "harsh political tone" had anything to do with Saturday's deadly shootings in Arizona, where a Democratic lawmaker was severely injured, this according to a nimble CBS News survey revealing that 57 percent of respondents agreed that rhetoric and the terrible events were unrelated. Published January 11, 2011

**FILE** Glenn Beck (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

The hypersensitive public discourse on violence, rhetoric, civility, guns, politics and the press barrels on, 72 hours after the Arizona shootings. Published January 10, 2011

Craig Silverman of regrettheerror.com found that NPR, Reuters and others wrongly reported the death of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (regrettheerror.com)

Inside the Beltway

News coverage of the Arizona shooting showcased a wide spray of partisan attacks in the 48 hours that followed the tragedy, with collateral damage and much talk of political rhetoric and biased media coverage. Published January 9, 2011