close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 12 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, kicks off this year’s Presidents Day weekend. It comes at a time when Lincoln and other American icons are under attack. In parts of our country, statues of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and others have been toppled or defaced. A New York Times columnist has insisted that "even George Washington" statues must be removed since he was a slave owner. Last month, the San Francisco school board voted to strip the names of dozens of historical figures, Lincoln included, from area schools. One board member explained that the action was a "moral message." It makes you wonder: Will Presidents Day be the next to go? GUTFELD ON THE LEFT USING CANCEL CULTURE TO SILENCE OPPOSITION Let’s take a minute this weekend to recall why we need those old heroes. Let’s … [Read more...] about John Cribb: Is Presidents Day next on cancel culture’s hitlist?
Musicians Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Luke Combs were nominated for Entertainer of the Year for the American Country Music (ACM) Awards. The nominees were announced Friday by the ACM Awards, Fox News reported . The awards show will air Apr. 18 on CBS. Let’s get this party started! Presenting the 56th #ACMawards Entertainer of the Year nominees: @LukeBryanOnline , @ericchurch , @lukecombs , @ThomasRhett , and @ChrisStapleton ! pic.twitter.com/3zm5Qi8iru — ACM Awards (@ACMawards) February 26, 2021 There were no female artists nominated for the top category of Entertainer of the Year. In 2020, Carrie Underwood and Rhett tied for the award. Underwood’s win marked the first time a woman country artist won the award since Taylor Swift in 2012. (RELATED: Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett Tie For Entertainer Of The Year At Country Music Awards) Women did dominate the Single of the Year category, however. Make some noise for this year’s … [Read more...] about Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs Nominated For Entertainer Of The Year At ACM Awards
John Durham will remain as special counsel overseeing an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, a Justice Department spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation after Durham announced his planned resignation on Friday as U.S. attorney for Connecticut. Durham announced that he will leave the post at midnight Sunday. The Justice Department also created a page on the agency’s website dedicated to Durham’s investigation, much as it did during the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. (RELATED: Barr Taps John Durham To Serve As Special Counsel) Durham is one of dozens of federal prosecutors resigning from office at the request of President Joe Biden. Like many of his predecessors, Biden sought resignations to appoint his own nominees to the Senate-confirmed positions. It was reported earlier this month that Biden planned to allow Durham to remain with the Justice … [Read more...] about John Durham To Step Down As US Attorney, Will Continue Investigation Origins Of ‘Russiagate’
Indigenous groups are putting pressure on senators with billboards posted in multiple states urging them to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland Deb Haaland OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden returns to Obama-era greenhouse gas calculation | House passes major public lands package | Biden administration won't defend Trump-era relaxation of bird protections Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill MORE (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department. The billboards have gone up in West Virginia, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota, home of Sens. Joe Manchin Joseph (Joe) Manchin House Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Democrats scramble to rescue minimum wage hike White House noncommittal on 'Plan B' push to add wage increase to relief bill MORE (D), John Barrasso John … [Read more...] about Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland
Several of President Biden ’s Cabinet nominees are experiencing tough confirmation hearings in the Senate. Many Republicans and even some Democrats have voiced opposition to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pick Neera Tanden , and nominees such as Deb Haaland for secretary of the Interior and Xavier Becerra for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) will most likely be approved by slim partisan margins. These are qualified individuals, and depending on one’s politics, the opposition to their nominations is regrettable. But even more regrettable is the assumption that such opposition is based in racism or sexism, as some Democrats and activist groups have maintained. Regardless of whether one supports the nominees or not, their nominations have been controversial from the start for lawmakers in both parties for reasons rooted in politics and policy positions. Labelling any critique or questioning of these individuals as examples of racial or gender bias makes it … [Read more...] about Politics, not racism or sexism, explain opposition to Biden Cabinet nominees