Hannah Bleau

Articles by Hannah Bleau

TSA Reviews ‘Hundreds’ of Travelers to Possibly Bar Ahead of Inauguration

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed on Friday it is “processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment” to determine if they should be barred from flying as agencies scramble to ramp up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s (D) inauguration.

People queue in the departure hall of Terminal 7 at JFK airport on March 15, 2020 in New York City. - Chaos gripped major US airports Sunday as Americans returning from coronavirus-hit European countries overwhelmed authorities attempting to process the surge.Frustrated passengers complained of hours-long lines, crowded and unsanitary conditions …

D.C. on Edge as Joe Biden’s Unconventional Inauguration Looms Large

Tensions have continued to heighten in the nation’s capital following a year dominated by restrictions and shutdowns stemming from the battle against the Chinese coronavirus, as well as a contentious and disputed presidential election capped off by the January 6 Capitol riots — a series of events all factoring into what will be a rather unconventional inauguration for the incoming president on January 20.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: VA National Guard stands outside the razor wire fencing that surrounds the US Capitol on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. After last week's Capitol Riot the FBI has warned of additional threats against the US Capitol and in all 50 states. According to reports, …

WaPo/ABC Poll: Majority Say Congress Should ‘Remove Trump from Office’

A Washington Post-ABC survey released Friday indicates that a majority of U.S. adults believe President Trump bears at least some responsibility for the protests that unfurled at the U.S. Capitol last week, and a majority also support efforts to “remove” the president, even though the Senate would not be able to convict and remove him prior to Inauguration Day, per Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) timeline.

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AOC: GOP Cares More About Preserving the ‘Mythology of Whiteness’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Wednesday that she does not want to hear the “coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again” in the wake of the Capitol protests, concluding that Republicans care more about “preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness” than democracy.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks to members of her staff and volunteers who helped get out the vote and with her campaign, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, outside her office in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Democrats Claim GOP Booed Black Congresswoman for Calling to Root Out White Supremacy

Democrats are claiming that Republican members of the House booed Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) after she denounced white supremacy on the House floor, but the audible disagreement came after she described President Trump as a white supremacist more than once, ultimately concluding her brief remarks by referring to him as the “white supremacist-in-chief.”

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 03: Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush speaks during her election-night watch party on November 3, 2020 at campaign headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. With tonight's victory, the Democrat Bush becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress from the state of Missouri. (Photo by Michael …

James Comey: Joe Biden Should ‘Consider’ Pardoning Donald Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey said during an interview with BBC Newsnight this week that President-elect Joe Biden should “consider” pardoning President Donald Trump as Democrats continue their second impeachment attempt mere days before he is slated to leave office.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to GOP Colleagues: ‘White Supremacists Will Never Win’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went after her GOP colleagues during an Instagram live on Tuesday evening and expressed outrage over Capitol rioters bringing the Confederate flag inside the Capitol, telling GOP members that “white supremacists will never win” and suggesting they resign if they disagree.

In this March 8, 2020, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Ann Arbor, Mich. Now it’s Ocasio-Cortez’s turn to defend her record and battle accusations that she’s lost touch with her district. In 2018, the New …

Tim Scott: Impeachment Will ‘Only Lead to More Hate’

Impeaching President Trump stands in “direct opposition to what President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for all year” and will “only lead to more hate,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said on Tuesday.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., accompanied by Republican senators speaks at a news conference to announce a Republican police reform bill on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)