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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

For a few glorious moments, the "Pledge to America" soared unsullied in the sunshine before plummeting to earth, to be pawed at and snarled over by predators from several camps. Published September 23, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Election season is teeth-grinding time across America. Blame the press for that. Two-thirds of the public say news coverage of the 2010 midterms is focused on "strategy and conflict" rather than red meat candidate positions. Published September 22, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart: Are they he-man enough to face the nation's ultimate gatekeeper? Published September 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

A double standard in Delaware: Why does Republican Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell get such excruciating press scrutiny about a dalliance with witchcraft while her Democratic rival, Chris Coons, gets only a few passing mentions of his youthful admiration of Marxism? Published September 20, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Is it his audience they want? His, uh, clout? Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart appear obsessed with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Published September 19, 2010

President Obama issues a proclamation recognizing Constitution Day.

Inside the Beltway

President Obama's glittering campaign for the White House two years ago is a hard act to follow. Published September 16, 2010

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
"Ring the bells. Out with the old, in with the new. These are exciting and oh, so encouraging times," said Brent Bozell.

Inside the Beltway

"For the politically challenged, let me spell it out: R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N. This country is in a state of upheaval," says Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center. Published September 15, 2010

Inside the Beltway

It's new for the stack of stuff to be read on those long, thoughtful autumnal nights. And it's free. Published September 14, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Run for the hills. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has incurred the wrath of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has condemned him for serving hot dogs to troops returning home from combat tours, during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." Published September 13, 2010

Michael Moore has an idea for the location of the New York mosque. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

"I am opposed to the building of the 'mosque' two blocks from ground zero. I want it built on ground zero," says filmmaker Michael Moore. Uh-oh. Published September 12, 2010

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (shown here in Duluth, Ga., in this June 29, 2010, file photo) will speak at an event in Anchorage, Alaska, and probably also at a rally in Wasilla, Alaska, on Sept. 11.

Inside the Beltway

The media frenzy over a minister in Gainesville, Fla., and the unusual trajectory of his activities has distracted the public momentarily. Published September 9, 2010

Inside the Beltway

There is talk that his hair is speckled with worrisome gray and that the daily tide of public opinion polls is a welter of White House negativity. Though the hope-and-change era appears to have waned in the U.S., it's still bright elsewhere, apparently. Published September 7, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The midterm elections are exactly eight weeks away. That's 56 days. Or 1,344 hours. Or 80,640 minutes. Or 4,838,400 seconds. Batten down the hatches, folks, the real season has begun. Published September 6, 2010

Inside the Beltway

'As we recognize the contributions of the American workers who have built our country, we must continue to protect their vital role and that of organized labor in our national life.' Published September 5, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The bodacious, unapologetic "tea party" is ready to rumble on Sept. 12 when the National Mall will be wall to wall with those who favor less taxes, smaller government and a return to traditional American values. Published September 2, 2010

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Inside the Beltway

Joe the Plumber, meet Flagg the Fix-it, who has political prowess and much skill with hand tools. Flagg Youngblood - director of Vets for Freedom PAC and former director of military outreach at Young America's Foundation - is competing for the title of "All American Handyman" on HGTV, one of 20 finalists on parade during the show's debut on Sunday. Published September 1, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The big rally is done, and Glenn Beck is manning the Fox News microphones and testing the reach of theblaze.com, his new website. Published August 31, 2010

Oval Office gets a makeover

If President Obama's visitors ever grow bored, they can always read the mottoes woven into the border of the Oval Office's new rug. Published August 31, 2010

Inside the Beltway

So he had to wear a bulletproof vest. Fox News host Glenn Beck himself revealed Monday that he was wearing serious protection beneath his light blue shirt at the "Restoring America" rally on Saturday, at the request of his wife, Tania. Published August 30, 2010