• NYC Public Schools to Excuse Students Who Participate in ‘Climate Strike’

    New York’s public school officials announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various “climate strikes” throughout the city.

    “@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the New York City Public Schools’ Twitter account notes. “Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.”

    “We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them,” the schools’ Twitter account adds. “Young people around the world are joining the #ClimateStrike this week—showing that student action will lead us forward.”

    The account retweeted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who posted a tweet Thursday morning announcing the decision.… Read More...

  • MSNBC's Chuck Todd Kept 'Climate Deniers' Off His Hourlong Global Warming Special

    MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Kept ‘Climate Deniers’ Off His Hourlong Global Warming Special

    NBC’s “Meet the Press” devoted the full hour of its Sunday program to talk about climate change, and the show focused the bulk of its time discussing the matter with a who’s who of climate activists.

    MSNBC host Chuck Todd kicked off the program with a promise to the audience: the show will avoid debating the science of climate change. Instead, the hour was dedicated to asking various well-known climate activists about how to inject talk of global warming into American politics.

    “We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter. And human activity is a major cause, period,” Todd said at the top of the broadcast.

  • FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe Suggests He Was Fired to Undermine Russia Probe

    FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe Suggests He Was Fired to Undermine Russia Probe

    Andrew McCabe, the former No. 2 FBI official fired at the weekend by the attorney general, called his dismissal an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report by The New York Times.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe Friday night over allegations he authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter.

    McCabe, the deputy FBI director who served as the bureau’s acting director after James Comey’s ousting last May by President Donald Trump, said he believes his dismissal is an effort to derail Mueller’s probe.

    “The idea that I was dishonest is just wrong.

  • Watchdogs Turn Up More Evidence Obama’s EPA Broke Federal Law

    Watchdogs Turn Up More Evidence Obama’s EPA Broke Federal Law

    Former President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency used a social media platform to secretly promote the agency’s policies in violation of federal law, according to a conservative watchdog group in Washington, D.C.

    Judicial Watch obtained 900 pages of documents Monday showing the EPA used social media to lobby support for the Waters of the United States rule. The agency used Thunderclap, a platform that shares messages across Facebook and Twitter, to recruit outside groups to generate support for various environmental policies.

    Federal law prohibits agencies from engaging in propaganda. It also forbids agencies from using federal resources to conduct grass-roots campaigns that prod U.S.