Texas is adding a host of new checkpoints to inspect vehicles after dozens of migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer abandoned near San Antonio.

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Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined "Hannity" Wednesday to weigh in on the latest January 6 Committee hearing and explained why Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony has holes. 

PAM BONDI: Well first Sean that's why people don’t trust Congress because of show trials just like this. Just what we experienced in impeachment one and two. This is continuing on. The select, unselect committee, they didn't want to hear these witnesses because they don't want the truth. They put on this young woman in her 20s who had been unemployed for over a year. She reached out to me because she was very excited she was moving to Palm Beach to work for the president. She loved President Trump well after the election. 

She loved him. She reached out to me Sean because she was looking for a place to live in Florida. She was very excited. This is a young 20 something-year-old. Did not have financial resources. Had not been employed and was excited about moving to Palm Beach. Then her contemporaries told the president that she could not be trusted. She was a leaker when she was in the White House. She didn’t get to go to Palm Beach. She reached out to me again, and she was very upset. 

Posted on: Jun 30 12:21

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday that Helsinki is opposed to NATO deploying nuclear weapons or establishing bases inside Finland if it joins the military alliance.

Marin said she didn’t think there was much interest in NATO for nuclear deployments or permanent bases inside Finland. "Nor do I think there is any interest in deploying nuclear weapons or opening NATO bases in Finland," she emphasized. Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has also said Sweden doesn’t plan on hosting NATO nuclear weapons or bases.

Posted on: Jun 30 12:15

 In a desperate attempt to continue providing abortions across the country, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have asked the federal government to start performing abortions on federal lands.

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Posted on: Jun 30 12:12

 Car manufacturer The Ford Motor Company plans to change how it will sell electric vehicles. The changes have alarmed some dealers in the traditional franchise model.

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Posted on: Jun 30 12:11

 The 'NOPEC' legislation circulating in Congress does not address any of the real problems in oil markets.

Posted on: Jun 30 12:09

The ongoing Marxist takeover of Latin America netted its biggest prize so far this month when Colombia elected a former terrorist as president. This onslaught, long in the making, threatens our national security and is peaking when we can least afford it — at a time of nonexistent leadership in Washington.

Posted on: Jun 30 12:09

Forty-nine years ago, seven activist justices on the Supreme Court concocted a constitutional right to abortion out of whole cloth. What had been a state issue in America since the country’s founding was thrust into the national spotlight when the Supreme Court created a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Posted on: Jun 30 12:07

 After guaranteeing that President Joe Biden will run for reelection in 2024, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to walk back the statement on Wednesday, introducing some doubt as to whether the elderly president will attempt to remain in office.

Posted on: Jun 30 12:07

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced its decision in a highly-watched case that could limit the Environmental Protection Agency.

In the case of West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency, the Court ruled 6-3 to curb the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gasses.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion. The Court’s three liberal justices dissented.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:57

Moscow accused Norway on Wednesday of blocking the transit of goods to Russians living in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and threatened Oslo with retaliation.

© JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFPA sign in Russian reading 'Communism is our goal' in front of a building with Russian flags, in Barentsburg, on the Svalbard Archipelago, northern Norway, May 7, 2022.

"We demanded that the Norwegian side resolve this issue as soon as possible," Russia's foreign ministry diplomacy said in a statement, announcing that the Norwegian chargé d'affaires in Moscow had been summoned.

"We stressed that unfriendly actions towards Russia lead to retaliatory measures," it added.

Russia claims that Norway blocked supplies of equipment and food at the Storskog land border crossing that were to be loaded onto a ship bound for Svalbard for Russian miners in the archipelago.

According to Sergei Gushkin, the Russian consul on the Arctic archipelago, the cargo consisted of 20 tonnes of goods, including seven tonnes of foodstuffs, and spare parts and essential equipment to prepare for the winter.

Norway is blocking the goods in the application of European sanctions adopted against Russia because of its war in Ukraine, the diplomat said.

"I think Norway has not thought through joining the EU sanctions," he added.

Gushkin said Russia was exploring alternative supply routes, including from Europe or by sea from the Russian city of Murmansk.

Svalbard, a thousand kilometres from the North Pole, is twice the size of Belgium and is sometimes seen as NATO's "Achilles heel in the Arctic".

A treaty concluded in Paris in 1920 recognises Norway's sovereignty over Svalbard but also guarantees the nationals of the signatory states — now numbering 46 including Russia — the freedom to exploit the natural resources there "on a perfectly equal footing".

Posted on: Jun 30 11:27

 Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a debilitating disease that disconnects the afflicted from reality. Although most are either born with or have developed a natural immunity to this sickness, there are still those who attempt to spread the infection.

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Posted on: Jun 30 11:15

A new, $90 million Facebook class action settlement could bring a payout your way.

According to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted "preliminary approval" of a $90 million settlement with Facebook's parent company involving the famous "Like" button.

The suit addresses a "long-running class action accusing Facebook of tracking its subscribers’ activities on non-Facebook websites –- even while signed out of their Facebook accounts."

According to the press release, the class action suit applies to Facebook users in the United States who, between April 22, 2010, and Sept. 25, 2011, visited non-Facebook websites that displayed Facebook's "Like" button.

Individual settlement amounts have not yet been released.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:14

 Despite reports that Secret Service agents are disputing former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s claims about President Trump’s behavior ahead of the Capitol riot, Republican Wyoming Senator Liz Cheney said she remains “absolutely confident” in the aide’s credibility.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:14

US-supplied М142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems have already been used by the Ukrainian military in Donbass, the authorities in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported on Tuesday.

On their Telegram channel, the LPR’s representatives from the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination on ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line (JCCC) posted a message that read, “shelling has been detected from the positions of Ukrainian armed groups: at 7:20AM … using the М142 HIMARS (1 missile).

This is the first time the local authorities have reported that the US-supplied systems have been used in combat.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:13

Amazon says it wants to “make memories last” and is developing a system to let its assistant mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute of audio.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:13

Ukrainian officials reported on Saturday that it has received heavy incoming artillery fire for the first time from neighboring nation Belarus. That country is a Russian ally but has not been directly involved in the invasion that began in February.

The Russians have used Belarus as a staging area and for logistical support during the invasion, although the nation has not previously been directly engaged.

The town of Desna in the country’s northern Chernigiv region was hit by 20 rockets according to the northern Ukrainian military command. No casualties were initially reported. The Saturday attack from Belarus came one day after Ukraine announced a strategic retreat from the city of Severodonetsk.

Ukraine’s military intelligence services issued a statement saying the strike is “directly linked to Kremlin efforts to pull Belarus as a co-belligerent into the war in Ukraine.”

Posted on: Jun 30 11:12

Never Trumpers and disgruntled former White House staffers fell hard for Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday only to be left embarrassed when bombshell reports began to contradict her wild claims.

On Tuesday, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified that former President Donald Trump literally tried to commandeer the presidential suburban during the January 6 riot and became borderline violent when Secret Service agent Bobby Engel tried to stop him.

Hutchinson said she learned of the story from Tony Ornato, the then-White House deputy chief of staff.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:11

During a Tuesday appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called on her GOP colleagues that sought pardons from former President Donald Trump over the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to be “expelled” from Congress.

In testimony provided to the House Select Committee investigating the riot, Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Scott Perry (R-PA) were all named as having asked Trump for pardons.

Ocasio-Cortez argued that those members of Congress “were willing to commit crimes in order to illegally seize power.” She added they needed “to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

“I will say, bare minimum, those who specifically thought pardons for themselves should be expelled from the United States House of Representatives … beyond a shadow of a doubt,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Stephen Colbert.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:10

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the US-led NATO bloc to ramp up support of his country amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, claiming that Kiev’s defeat would result in a “delayed” war between Moscow and the whole West. Zelensky made the remarks as he addressed the NATO summit in Madrid via a video link on Wednesday.

“It’s either urgent aid to Ukraine sufficient for victory, or a delayed war between Russia and you,” Zelensky told NATO leaders.

The country needs both direct military and financial aid, Zelensky stated, adding that some $5 billion a month was needed to cover its budget deficit. Top Ukrainian officials have repeatedly called upon the West to provide financial support.

“Financial aid for Ukraine has no less significance than arms deliveries,” Zelensky said. “We need some $5 billon every month, you know that. And this is a fundamental thing, needed for defense and protection.”

To help Ukraine now end this war with a victory on the battlefield, that is, to give a really strong response to Russia’s actions – this is what we, and the entire alliance, the whole Euro-Atlantic community need.

Once the conflict is over, Ukraine must be provided with a decent place in the Western security architecture, Zelensky insisted, rejecting the prospect of Ukraine remaining in a “gray zone” between Russia and the NATO bloc. “We need security guarantees, and you must find a place for Ukraine in the common security space,” he stressed.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

Posted on: Jun 30 11:09

President Joe Biden’s approach to the conflict in Ukraine, concerns over his mental stability, and liberal intolerance could be among the reasons why over one million Democrats switched allegiances and joined the Republican Party in the past year, some analysts believe.

According to data collected by AP, more than one million Democrats have registered as Republicans during the course of the past twelve months, most notably in highly-populated suburbs, where presidential and national congressional elections are usually decided. AP in its report published on Monday said the switch also encompassed agricultural regions, poor inner cities, and small towns.

The Democratic voter mass defections coincide with Biden’s approval ratings sinking to historical lows as inflation runs at all-time highs with mid-term elections looming in November.

Meanwhile, the White House’s policies toward the conflict in Ukraine are also becoming less popular. A poll released on Tuesday by Morning Consult Global shows American support for sanctions against Russia is steadily declining – largely because of rising energy costs.

Posted on: Jun 30 11:08

 During a Saturday interview with NBC News’ Kate Snow at the Aspen Ideas Health conference, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra suggested his agency is considering providing taxpayer-funded transportation to women seeking out-of-state abortions.

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Posted on: Jun 30 11:01

The British government announced on Wednesday sanctions on oligarch Vladimir Potanin, known as Russia’s “Nickel King”, who has been snapping up assets from companies exiting his home country over the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Potanin, considered Russia’s second-richest man, is one of several multibillionaires targeted by Britain’s fresh sanctions, which hit President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

Anna Tsivileva, Putin’s first cousin once removed and head of major Russian coal producer JSC Kolmar Group, and the company itself, have also been sanctioned, the UK government said.

“Today’s sanctions show that nothing and no one is off the table, including Putin’s inner circle,” a spokesperson said in the statement.

Potanin, a key supporter of the Kremlin, has continued to amass wealth by acquiring stranded assets including Rosbank and United Card Services, the Russian unit of US-listed Global Payments, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said. He has also bought shares in Tinkoff Bank in the period since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:56

After Ghislaine Maxwell was jailed for 20 years for her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring on Tuesday, their victims are now demanding an investigation into the deceased pedophile’s powerful friends.

During her sentencing hearing this week, the judge threw the book at Maxwell for procuring underage girls for Epstein and his mysterious “client list” to sexually abuse.

60-year-old Maxwell was jailed for two decades after being convicted on multiple sex trafficking charges last year.

As Slay News first reported, Maxwell named Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charity organization while begging for a lighter sentence.

In a desperate bid for leniency, Maxwell claimed in court filings that she helped “launch and develop” the Clinton Global Initiative.

However, prosecutors warned Maxwell that the information wasn’t enough to cut a deal and she needed to name other accomplices.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:50

The suspected driver of an abandoned Texas tractor-trailer so far linked to 53 migrant deaths was reported to be "very high on meth" when he was arrested nearby and taken to a hospital. 

Homero Zamorano — who allegedly has a lengthy rap sheet and addresses in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley — is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday on human smuggling charges, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The 45-year-old is accused of abandoning the large tractor-trailer in sweltering heat in an industrial area near Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and fleeing the scene on Monday. 

"He was very high on meth when he was arrested nearby and had to be taken to the hospital," an unnamed law enforcement official told the Express-News. 

Posted on: Jun 30 10:48

In one of the more uncomfortable and out-of-touch moments from the first months of the Biden administration, the commander-in-chief bragged about saving Americans a whopping $0.16 on their 2021 Fourth of July cookouts. Prices have since had another year to increase — and like Americans attempting to make ends meet, the White House can no longer afford to be so smug.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the average cost of a summer cookout for a party of 10 is currently $69.68 — a number that has increased 17% since last year. Prices for barbecue staples like chicken breasts, pork chops, potato salad, lemonade, and hamburger buns are more elevated than last year.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:43

The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reported on Friday that agents and aircrews apprehended multiple illegal migrant groups wearing camouflage military-style gear in the remote West Texas Big Bend Sector.

The migrants were apparently wearing camo in order to avoid detection as they were crossing into the interior U.S. in the barren West Texas desert. Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin posted a tweet on Friday showing agents transporting a camo-wearing group to a pickup and processing location.

Aircrews from CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) assisted with the deployment of agents from the Marfa and Van Horn stations after the group was detected during routine surveillance. The aircrew guided ground-based agents to the remote location west of U.S. Highway 90 where the migrants were traveling. The operation led to the arrest of 14 migrants.

At about the same time in another part of the sector, another AMO aircrew worked with ground agents at the Van Horn station to locate and capture another group of 11 migrants. That group was similarly dressed out in camo fatigue-style clothing.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:42

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday turned on the U.S. Supreme Court over the decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, calling the move “a setback” that would cost lives.

He spoke out during a media briefing at the W.H.O. headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and alleged decades of scientific data prove access to safe and legal abortion saves lives, AP reports.

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Tedros said. “Restricting (abortion) drives women and girls toward unsafe abortions resulting in complications, even death.” He said safe abortion should be understood as health care and warned that limiting its access would disproportionately hit women from the poorest and most marginalized communities.

“We hadn’t really expected this from the U.S.,” Tedros said, adding that he was concerned the Supreme Court’s decision was a move “backwards.”

“We had really hoped the U.S. would lead on this issue,” Tedros said.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:41

Halsey fans in Arizona left the singer’s show after they told audience members to scram if they supported the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Giving an impassioned speech about the recent US Supreme Court ruling about abortion rights, Halsey — who goes by pronouns she/they — told a Phoenix crowd that their “heart breaks” looking out at people who “deserve the right to healthcare” and the “right to choose.”

“If you’re mad in this audience right now, and you’re sharing statistics on Instagram and infographics and saying … ‘That’s really f–ked up,’ what you should do instead is you should be sharing stories about how you’ve benefited from abortion somehow,” they said in video from Sunday’s show.

The “Closer” singer, 27, then urged attendees to “promise” to “put in the work” amid the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark ruling.

Posted on: Jun 30 10:40