close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Rep. Charlie Crist is the latest House Democrat heading for the exit. "Florida should be a place where hard work is rewarded, justice is equal, and opportunity is right in front of you…and that's why I'm running for governor," the congressman and former Florida governor said Tuesday as he launched a campaign to seek his old job steering the Sunshine State. HOUSE DEMOCRAT CRIST LAUNCHES NEW BID FOR HIS OLD JOB AS FLORIDA GOVERNOR Crist becomes the latest House Democrat to seek statewide office rather than run for reelection in the 2022 midterms , when the Democrats will try to hold on to their razor-thin majority in the chamber. Longtime Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio last month announced his candidacy for the Buckeye State's open Senate seat, forgoing reelection. There may be many more to … [Read more...] about House Dems gunning for statewide offices put party’s congressional majority in jeopardy
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For people, policy and Colorado politics What’s The Spot? You’re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox . Colorado state Rep. Richard Holtorf, a Republican from the Eastern Plains, called a colleague “Buckwheat” while delivering remarks on the House floor this week. ( Here’s the video .) Holtorf said he meant it as a term of endearment, but most others didn’t take it that way — Buckwheat is a Black caricature, so many lawmakers interpreted it the same way as if he’d called someone “Speedy Gonzales” or “Aladdin.” Holtorf claims he was addressing Latino Democrat David Ortiz when he used that term, but Black caucus members were — and are — furious. Holtorf offends his colleagues on a regular basis. He told Rep. Tom Sullivan, the father of an Aurora theater shooting victim, to get over that loss. He defended Rep. Ron Hanks for making a joke about lynching and claiming the three-fifths compromise … [Read more...] about The Spot: Colorado Republican’s use of “Buckwheat” moniker during House discussion condemned
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Only a charred shell remained after a home was destroyed by fire on Thursday morning. Three people died in the blaze on Washington Avenue. Police officially did not name the victims, but did say they were a 62-year-old man, 60-year-old woman, and an 18-year-old woman. READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Junior's Cheesecake Reopens Times Square Restaurant, Offers Free Mini Cheesecakes To Customers With Proof Of COVID Vaccination The house had just been decorated with a Garden City Class of 2021 poster and a banner from NYU welcoming the young woman to the school of music, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. “Unfortunately and tragically, three people lost their lives. We can confirm three fatalities in this house fire,” Nassau County Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said. The gracious brick and stucco home burst into flames just before 6 a.m., as a Long Island Rail Road employee was driving by. “I ran up, I started screaming. No one was … [Read more...] about Police: 3 Dead, Including Teenager, In Garden City House Fire
What he does in the shadows. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images Less voluble, less gaffe-prone, more focused: In many ways, President Biden has been a very different political figure than the Joe Biden America has been familiar with for decades. I spoke with national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti about Biden’s so-far successful communications strategy, and whether it can last. Ben : Our colleague Jonathan Chait wrote this of Joe Biden recently: “Biden’s advantage is that he’s not just nice; he’s also tedious. He is relentlessly enacting an ambitious domestic agenda … while arousing hardly any controversy. There’s nothing in Biden’s vanilla-ice-cream bromides for his critics to hook on to. Republicans can’t stop Biden because he is boring them to death.” This is true. It’s also true that, right now, many Republicans don’t even seem interested in going after Biden, or his policies. Instead, they’re focused on shoehorning whatever grievances they have … [Read more...] about Can Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Work Forever?
Lia Maria Sepe, age 7, attends online classes from her front yard, as her mother, Raquel, looks on. Photo: Brian Snyder/REUTERS Women more often do two things at once, sociologist Arlie Hochschild found in 1989. They “write checks and return phone calls, vacuum and keep an eye on the 3-year-old, fold laundry and think out the shopping list,” she wrote in The Second Shift . The tasks add up, and so does the stress. As Hochschild pursued her research, she arrived at an unfortunate conclusion. Mothers typically worked the equivalent of two jobs: one in public and another in the private domestic sphere of the home. She warned the gender revolution was potentially stalled. Now the gender revolution may no longer be stalled — it may be in reverse. Blame some backward momentum on the pandemic . Nearly 3 million women left the workforce in 2020, and only 1.5 million had returned by late April of this year. Schools closed, which forced children home and increased burdens on … [Read more...] about The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day Care