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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

Spacecraft searches for other Earths

E.T., phone home. Or at least phone Kepler, which blasted off from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday night with a distinctively different mission. Published March 7, 2009

Caps court women

The club is first in NHL to delicately tap into its feminine fan base. Published March 3, 2009

Economy affecting sleep, poll finds

It's official: The boardroom has invaded the bedroom. More than 102 million people are losing sleep over the U.S. economy, according to research released Monday by the National Sleep Foundation. Published March 3, 2009

Pentagon relaxes casket photo ban

The Pentagon announced Thursday that the press is now free to photograph the flag-draped caskets of fallen soldiers as they arrive home from overseas, reversing a ban on the practice initiated by former President George H.W. Bush in 1991 to protect the privacy of mourning families. Published February 27, 2009

Live-mike remark creates ruckus

The "Oh, God" moment created as much buzz around the nation as President Obama's oratory, Michelle Obama's right to bare arms or the impending arrival of the First Dog. Published February 26, 2009

Body's own hydrogen peroxide lightens locks

Mystery solved, perhaps. Gray hair is not rooted in stress, diet, genes, sleep deprivation, fright, endocrine disorders, drug interactions, environmental damage or other causes debated in the scientific and medical communities over the years, according to research released Monday by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Published February 25, 2009

Comet Lulin to arrive tonight

It's green and gassy, it's got two tails and it travels backward. A vintage Cadillac? Published February 23, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: At last

Just so you know, a researcher from the University of California at Los Angeles says he knows, sort of, where Osama bin Laden is hiding. Published February 22, 2009

NY Post sort of backs down

The New York Post apologized on Friday — sort of — for publishing an editorial cartoon earlier this week which infuriated critics convinced the image suggested President Obama was a bullet-riddled chimp. Published February 20, 2009

Holder's words draw heated views

The public discourse on race relations rattled with mixed emotions after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s bold assertion that the U.S. is a "nation of cowards" when addressing the realities of the ethnic melting pot. Published February 20, 2009

Obama-as-chimp cartoon blasted

There hasn't been such hubbub since a cheeky New Yorker cover last year depicted presidential hopeful Barack Obama as a robed Muslim in gleeful fist-bump with a gun-toting Michelle Obama in the Oval Office. Published February 19, 2009

Obama has new flag frenzy

Oh, say - can you see? Look. It's President Obama, and he's surrounded by American flags. Published February 18, 2009

Keep casket photo ban, vets say

Veterans groups are adamant -- the flag-draped caskets of fallen troops should not be turned into yet another photo op. Published February 18, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Dreamocrats

From our oh-for-Gawd's-sake department, the New York Times recently reported that women are already nurturing crushes on poor President Obama — as in, they're fantasizing about him in a no-no way, though the Times framed this phenomenon in much more lascivious terms. Published February 15, 2009