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Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Psychologist warns that impeachment is now damaging America's mental state

Journalists can squawk all they want about the glories of the impeachment "process," claiming it's a notable showcase for the U.S. political system. Not everyone agrees with this. One clinical forensic psychologist, in fact, says the collective well-being of all Americans is now at stake as the endless legal proceedings and nonstop media coverages rumbles on. Published January 23, 2020

One analyst thinks voters have grown weary of both feminist talk on the campaign trail and the novelty of female candidates has worn thin. (Associated Press)

Voters now cringe over feminist candidates

Now comes a timely new essay from Amber Athey, White House correspondent for the Daily Caller. It is titled "The sad death of the Femocrats" and makes the case that the novelty of a female presidential candidate has worn thin, and that being a woman is no longer the primary qualification. Published January 22, 2020

Investigative reporter and author Peter Schweizer's newest book "Profiles in Corruption: Abuses of Power by America's Progressive Elite" hit No. 1 in sales on Amazon on the day it was published. (Harper Collins)

Profiles in corruption, progressive edition: Peter Schweizer strikes again

The last few books written by investigative reporter and author Peter Schweizer have some telling titles. Consider "Clinton Cash" - which was on The New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Then there's "Secret Empires" and "Throw Them All Out" — all fact-driven exposes primarily driven by the perceived sins of liberal politics. Published January 21, 2020

President Trump won't be convicted in his Senate trial, and stands a 52% chance of winning the 2020 election, says a bookmaking source. (Associated Press)

Oddsmakers: Senate won't convict Trump, reelection a sure thing

The odds appear to be in President Trump's favor as he faces a Senate trial Tuesday following his impeachment in the House. His chances of being reelected, in fact, are higher now than they have been in a year, says one unique source. The president remains "resilient" to an impeachment trial, according to US-Bookies, an online industry source that offers global betting statistics, averages and other data. Published January 20, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Democratic voters are not liberal, according to a major Pew Research Center study. (Associated Press)

Reality: Majority of Democrats are not liberal

A major pollster reveals that the Democratic Party is not a bastion of unyielding liberalism. The Pew Research Center offers demographic details that could be of interest to such grassroots organizations as Black Voices for Trump, Black Republicans Activists, Latinos for Trump, GOP Latinos, plus the WalkAway Campaign, a national group which supports disenchanted Democrats who want to "walk away" from their party. Published January 19, 2020

In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo Prince Harry and his then-girlfriend Meghan Markle attend a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games in Toronto.  (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, FILE) **FILE**

Prince Harry, Meghan draw inspiration from Obamas, Clooneys as role models: Report

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have already made some headway in their efforts to step away from their royal duties. Harry is set to produce a mental health series with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV, while Meghan will do voiceovers for an unnamed Disney project. The British royal couple may have an American first couple as a role model. Published January 17, 2020

Could the impeachment process "enrage" Americans who are weary of the situation? House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy thinks so. (Associated Press)

Prediction: Impeachment will enrage the weary American public

Well, now what? House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has a terse review of the current evolving impeachment "process," which has just completed Act 1 of a full-blown production that included flippant theatrics, souvenir pens, snappy remarks and nonstop media coverage. Many news organizations declared the proceedings to be "historic." Historians might disagree with this assessment. Published January 16, 2020

Brandon Straka is founder of the WalkAway Campaign, which lends a hand to Democrats who are ready to "walk away" from their party. The group is planning an "Unsilent March on Washington" in the fall. (Brandon Straka)

'WalkAway Campaign' rejects Democratic Party, plans 'Unsilent Majority March' on Washington

Famed character actor Robert Davi approves. So does comedienne Roseanne Barr, her fellow actor Kristy Swanson and patriotic analyst Allen West. All are among the many determined folks who have signed up to boost the WalkAway Campaign. Don't know about the WalkAway Campaign? The organization is determined to help weary Democrats jettison their political alignment and come into the Republican sunshine. Here is a handy mission statement: Published January 15, 2020

Colleen Deaver of Pasadena, Maryland, (left) joins a rally led by the House Freedom Caucus in support of President Trump earlier this month. The Senate has yet to receive the articles of impeachment. (Associated Press)

The murky impeachment process gets murkier

The Democratic Party is continuing down the haphazard impeachment trail, which they hope will lead to President Trump's removal from office. Or something. The American public is no doubt puzzling over the process, which has stalled over the prospect of a Senate trial. Democrats and Republicans at odds over who gets to call witnesses, the identity of impeachment managers and other details. Published January 14, 2020

Things may not be cordial at the Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. Election season is underway and a "rift" is a factor. Shown is a scene from a previous debate on Oct. 15, 2019. (Associated Press)

Divided Democrats: Debate drama in Des Moines

The first Democratic presidential debate of 2020 is in Des Moines on Tuesday night, less than three weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Gone is the big crowd of 20 cheerful hopefuls who gathered on a glittering stage in Miami over two nights for the very first Democratic debate seven months ago, strutting their stuff and shaking hands before a mesmerized media. Published January 13, 2020

Days of yore: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a daily press briefing at the White House in 2018. (Associated Press)

Time for journalists to jettison bad behavior

Thirteen former press secretaries and foreign service and military officials have issued a joint op-ed titled "Why America needs to hear from its government" which makes the case that the daily White House press conference should be reinstated after almost a year's absence. Published January 12, 2020