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Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

View on gays in military gets Air Force guest uninvited

The controversy over gays in the military could pit political correctness against First Amendment rights, some say -- and a battleground is erupting over a simple public speaking engagement. Published February 26, 2010

Studies: Belief in God relieves depression

Mental health specialists say they are finding that a belief in God plays a positive role in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Published February 25, 2010

Scientists add to menu of health foods

Rosemary, chickpeas, exotic carrots, an anti-aging cocktail with a garlic base — add them to the list of powerful disease-fighting edibles, say scientists, who now include them on a roster of foods that do a body good. Published February 18, 2010

White House lasagne: Turkey and spinach

Lasagne in the White House is not a beef and pork affair. White House chef Cristeta Comerford has spilled the beans about a favorite Obama family dish. Published February 12, 2010

Reagan sons bicker over dad's values, 'tea parties'

It has escalated into a family feud with little chance of detente: The sons of former President Ronald Reagan are squabbling over the intellectual legacy of their father. Published February 11, 2010

Reagan feud: Would the Gipper like the tea party?

It has escalated into a family feud with little chance of detente: The sons of former President Ronald Reagan are squabbling over the intellectual legacy of their father. Published February 10, 2010

48 million in U.S. see address by Obama

President Obama had a better than average audience for the State of the Union address Wednesday night, drawing 48 million viewers nationwide, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. Published January 29, 2010

First lady has diverse guest list for Union address

Military spouses, entrepreneurs, stellar students, local officials, and active or retired soldiers are among those who will sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address Wednesday night, the White House announced. Published January 27, 2010

Obama's honeymoon with media is history

He has an official pre-presidential logo and a dramatic custom-built dais even before he arrived at the White House. President Obama drew instant love from the press, who were captivated by the image before them. Published January 26, 2010

Dead air: Air America pulls plug

The progressive talk radio network Air America will cease live broadcasts immediately, a victim of an uncertain economy, a fragmented audience and dwindling advertising revenues in a crowded media marketplace. Published January 22, 2010

Transparency sought in health care talks

C-SPAN is now not the only major news organization to make a formal request that talks on health care reform legislation occur in the open, as promised by President Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. Published January 20, 2010

Editors demand open health-bill meetings

The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) on Tuesday demanded "more openness and transparency" over the massive, $900 billion legislation, known in its current form as as "America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Published January 19, 2010

Palin joins Fox News as contributor

Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year broadcast deal to serve as a contributor to Fox News, a provocative venture that immediately shook the media landscape Monday, prompting heavy commentary from her fans and foes alike. Published January 11, 2010

Elvis devotees celebrate 75th birthday

Elvis, who would have turned 75 on Friday, earned $55 million last year, landing him in the upper ranks of Forbes' list of top-earning dead celebrities. Published January 8, 2010

Fur flies for using Obamas in ads

Oh, the woes of First Fashion. There is a price to pay when one is a global style icon: Everybody wants some power cachet. Published January 7, 2010

Poll: Liberals more in touch with Great Beyond

Politics and policy are not the only things that separate conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats. There's a partisan divide when it comes to the proverbial Great Beyond as well. Published December 10, 2009

Motocross, fashion 'summit' augment climate meeting

A motocross event through local forests and city streets and a fashion "summit" are among the myriad side events scheduled for the United Nations' Climate Change Conference 2009, which begins Monday. Published December 6, 2009