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Jennifer Harper

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Demonstrators protest against Ann Coulter and her recent scheduled appearance on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway: Yale students report that just 1% of their professors are conservative

Political clashes on American campuses have dominated headlines in recent months, fueled by violent student revolts and blatant rejection of conservative speakers at several major schools. When things get this emotionally charged, straightforward numbers can sometimes provide a startling reality check. A new survey of Yale University students reveals that 88 percent said their professors were liberal while 6 percent felt their instructors were politically moderate. Only 1 percent said the professors were conservative. Published May 4, 2017

CBS "Late Night" host Stephen Colbert responded on May 4, 2017, to controversy surrounding a gay sex joke he made earlier in the week to attack President Donald Trump. (CBS "Late Night" screenshot)

Trump attracts unprecedented 1,060 late-night jokes in his first 100 days

It's unprecedented, and a likely record-setter. During his first hundred days in office, President Trump was the target of 1, 060 jokes from leading late-night TV talk show hosts, more than his recent predecessors attracted during their entire first year in office according to a new study released by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Published May 4, 2017

Organizers say that protesters who show up for President Trump's event in New York City on Thursday will be supplied with "Lady Liberty" crowns and torches. (Associated Press)

Noisemakers, costumes, pots and pans: NYC protesters march against Trump on Thursday

It will likely be a patriotic and historic affair: On Thursday President Trump journeys to the mighty USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in lower Manhattan. Accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mr. Trump will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Angry protesters will be waiting for him, however. Lots of them. Thousands may show up at a demonstration titled "Rise and Resist" if online participant response records prove correct. Published May 3, 2017

Fox News Channel has been the No. 1 cable news network for over 15 consecutive years according to Nielsen Media Research. (Fox News)

Indisputable: Fox News has been No. 1 for 15 years says Nielsen

The past year has not been the easiest for Fox News, what with the departures of top stars and top brass, some pending lawsuits and a great deal of gleeful, often speculative coverage from the left-leaning media. But such is life in the broadcast world, a workplace where change and uncertainty is a constant. This is also an industry that rewards stalwarts who are consistent with their products and know their audience. Innovators with a vision tend to rule the ratings. Such is the case for Fox News, which now is marking 184 consecutive months as the No. 1 cable news network. Published May 2, 2017

Posters featuring Bill O'Reilly are displayed at the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel after allegations that he sexually harassed women. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Shine resignation part of major executive shuffle at Fox News

Bill Shine, co-president of Fox News Channel for the past nine months, has resigned and will leave the company following a short transition period, Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, announced Monday afternoon. Published May 1, 2017

Then-President Barack Obama takes to the dais during the White House Correspondents' dinner. (J.M Eddins for White House Correspondents' Association) ** FILE **

Confirmed: Democratic Party sending protesters to Trump's '100 Day' speech in Pennsylvania

There are two momentous political events to consider this weekend, and they are polar opposites. First, we have President Trump, who will step out on the broad stage of a major arena in Pennsylvania on Saturday night for one of his favorite activities: a massive, grass-roots rally to affirm his first 100 days in office and to connect with the voters who love him. The event is not without issue. Published April 27, 2017

President Trump hands over his pen after signing his first executive order on Jan. 20, surrounded by the press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Americans agree: 'first 100 days' test for Trump is bogus

President Trump says the "first 100 days" litmus test for White House achievement is ridiculous. The rest of the nation is not very keen on the idea either, which is reassuring. A new CBS News poll finds that 62 percent of all Americans say that 100 days is simply "not enough time" for them to judge the work of Mr. Trump and his administration. Published April 26, 2017

Republicans Reps. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Louie Gohmert, and Sen. Rand Paul at a press conference covering health care last month: These "Freedom Caucus' members are often vilified by the news media. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Role call: News media casts conservatives as the extremists of Capitol Hill

Ever wonder why Republicans always appear to be the villains on Capitol Hill? Easy. They have been cast in the role by the news media, as revealed in a representative new study of 141 news stories on the health care debate which advances the public's impression that Republicans are troublemakers. Published April 25, 2017

Conservative author Ann Coulter (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway: Republican students sue Berkeley after campus blocks Ann Coulter speech

"If Berkeley won't protect its students rights, Young America's Foundation will," proclaims the conservative youth organization of the same name, which is mounting a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley after the school essentially blocked an upcoming appearance by commentator Ann Coulter. Officials launched a series of scheduling maneuvers to dissuade the popular author from appearing on campus. The young conservatives of the "YAF" are prepared to strike back. Published April 24, 2017

Center Street Books 
 Caitlyn Jenner appears on Fox News to talk politics on Monday, and introduces a new memoir on Tuesday.

Inside the Beltway: Caitlyn Jenner to talk politics on Fox News with Tucker Carlson

Some programming of note: On Monday, the very astute Fox News host Tucker Carlson essentially makes his formal debut in the coveted 8 p.m. time slot previously occupied by Bill O'Reilly for two decades. The network says Mr. Carlson's first guest is none other than "Olympic Gold Medalist and author" Caitlyn Jenner, who has remained outspoken on a variety of subjects following a very public debut as a transgender woman two years ago. The left-leaning news media was mesmerized, but they have an ongoing political challenge here. The former Bruce Jenner is also a Republican. Published April 23, 2017

Conservative watchdog Newsbusters.org reports that, in his first 100 days in office, President Trump has been at the mercy of "the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president." (Associated Press)

President Trump plays 'crazy card' like a fox

Hostile news organizations and pundits are fond of describing President Trump in extreme terms, often calling him unpresidential, unorthodox and aggressive -- and from the moment he took office. Critics are not comfortable with his candid Twitter missives; they are insulted when he does not dutifully telegraph his plans to one and all. But this is a complicated world. Published April 19, 2017