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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Liberals plan to scream in the streets on one-year anniversary of Trump's election

Distraught liberals, progressives and Democrats who still can't deal with the fact that President Trump won the election have some big, noisy plans for the upcoming first anniversary of election, fast approaching on Nov. 8. Those who remain depressed about Mr. Trump's victory already know what they will do to mark the moment. Published October 24, 2017

It was once referred to as President Richard Nixon's "Western White House." The Spanish Colonial Revival mansion is now up for sale, priced at $63.5 million. (Image courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty)

Richard Nixon's 'Western White House' is up for sale: $63.5 million

It was once referred to as President Richard Nixon's "Western White House." Indeed, the Spanish Colonial Revival mansion with its traditional stucco and ornate tile was built in 1926 in San Clemente, California on six acres overlooking the Pacific. Nixon bought the home -- which he called "Casa Pacifica" -- in 1968 and sold it in 1980, six years after he resigned from office. The 37th president had decided to move to New York to be closer to his grandchildren. Published October 24, 2017

Former NPR CEO and author Ken Stern visited tea party meetings, churches and NASCAR races, learning how to "love the right." (Associated Press)

Former NPR kingpin embraces conservatism

A new book with a red, white and blue cover arrives Tuesday, and the title tells all: "Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right" by Ken Stern has surprised many onlookers in these cranky days of political discord and media mayhem. Published October 23, 2017

Americans agree that Congress is not productive, and President Trump may change the "do nothing" culture on Capitol Hill. Here, he addresses a joint session of Congress in February. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

Can Trump change a 'do nothing' Congress?

President Trump gets vexed with the dithering Congress, and so does the public. Americans' approval of Congress has dwindled to 13 percent favorability, and it is now at its lowest point since July 2016, just a few percentage points higher than the historic low of 9 percent in 2013, says Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy, citing the pollster's findings both past and present. Published October 22, 2017

Tiny drawing by Donald Trump fetches $16,000 at celebrity art auction

Count President Trump among the nation's "celebrity artists." A small sketch he made of the Empire State Building back in 1994 sold for $16,000 on Thursday night, part of an auction of celebrity-related art objects in Los Angeles that was not without drama. Published October 20, 2017

Now on radar: 'MAGA Meetups' for Trump-loving conservatives

MAGA: The familiar acronym stands for "Make America Great Again," the signature phrase of President Trump and millions of his followers that has gained momentum since the 2016 campaign. It is an instant and powerful identifier for those who back the president with gusto -- an oft-used Twitter tag and T-shirt motto. Now it has become a social force, an organization. Behold: MAGA Meetups is now percolating. Published October 19, 2017

Wanted: The Best

The Times' colorful path to 'outsized influence'

It was a no-frills employment notice that went public 35 years ago, touting an original vision that sustained The Washington Times on its quest for profitability. Published October 19, 2017

Those famous Trump tweets actually provoke press outrage, study finds

President Trump has transformed his personal tweets into strategic political weapons which launch his messages off to the public, right past the hostile news media, and often over their heads. It's a skill and an art, really. The canny Mr. Trump arms his tweets with content sure to get a rise from the indignant press. Published October 18, 2017

Actress Jane Fonda gestures a peace sign as she wears a creation for L'Oreal Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, Oct .1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Jane Fonda on 1972 North Vietnam visit: 'I don't regret going'

Veteran actress Jane Fonda is not proud of America, but applauds the Democratic "resistance" and says she does not regret her 1972 visit to North Vietnam which earned her the nickname of "Hanoi Jane" among her critics. Published October 18, 2017

The Republican National Committee issued a parody news release on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, which meets this week. (Associated Press)

Upping the Ante: RNC trolls the DNC

First, there was fake news. Now, there are fake press releases. The Republican National Committee has issued a parody press release on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, adding a whole new dimension to the battle between the two parties. Published October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Friendly turf: Heritage Foundation 'pleased and honored' to host Trump on Tuesday

Do politics and other complicated matters belong in sports? Maybe not. A major national poll from CBS reveals that only 26 percent of the nation is "comfortable" having discussions about politics, race or religion come up in the middle of a sports broadcast — or during those splashy awards shows where film and TV stars often speak out for personal causes. The wide-ranging CBS "Nation Tracker" poll found that only 16 percent of Republicans, 27 percent of independents and 38 percent of Democrats are at ease when sports, entertainment and politics are tumbled together with "complex issues." Published October 16, 2017

From left, Rachel Shepherd, Jamie Lambert and Annie Leach visit a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher) **FILE**

TV networks exploited Las Vegas shooting to further gun-control agenda: Study

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting, ABC, CBS and NBC "wasted little time in exploiting the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda," writes Geoffrey Dickens, deputy research director for the Media Research Center, who released a study on Monday reviewing the coverage. Published October 16, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at the Sandusky State Theatre, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Sandusky, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) ** FILE **

John Kasich teams up with Joe Biden to bridge 'political and partisan divides'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is teaming up with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who has been a very vocal critic of President Trump in recent days. The pair will appear at the University of Delaware, Mr. Biden's alma mater, prepared to discuss "how to bridge the many political and partisan divides that exist in Washington, D.C., today." Published October 16, 2017