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GRAPHIC: 5 Dead in 2nd Fatal Human Smuggling Crash in 24 Hours near Border in Texas

Four migrants died instantly when a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer while attempting to avoid arrest. (Texas Department of Public Safety)
Four migrants died instantly when a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer while attempting to avoid arrest. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

For the second time in less than 24 hours, migrants are dead following a crash as smugglers attempted to avoid arrest.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials report that four migrants died and two others are in critical condition when a Jeep driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer while fleeing from law enforcement. Officials report the driver is in critical condition (brain dead).

Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez told Breitbart Texas that a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop a suspected human smuggler near Encinal, Texas, on Thursday morning. The driver failed to yield leading to a law enforcement pursuit.

Olivarez said the pursuit ended when the driver of the white Jeep crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. 

Crime Wave: Woman Fatally Shot Pushing Stroller in New York City’s Upper East Side

Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images
Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images

The incident occurred “on East 95th street when an unknown person approached her and fired a single shot into her head from a very close range,” New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during a press conference Wednesday night.

“Immediately after the shooting, the suspect fled the scene on foot,” Sewell added. “He is described as a male who was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants, and black pants — all black. At this time, there are no arrests.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams used the press briefing to talk about guns, claiming that Wednesday night’s shooting in the Upper East Side was “a result” of firearms being “readily accessible,” adding that it is “a national problem.”

93-year-old homeowner shoots, critically wounds intruder after crooks kick in his door, attack him: ‘I kept telling them I have a shotgun’

Image source: KNBC-TV video screenshot
Image source: KNBC-TV video screenshot

Homeowner Joe Teague told KNBC-TV the group — which consisted of “ladies and men” — “kicked the door open,” after which “the big guy, he came at me” and the rest of the group “started throwing objects that [were] in the house at me.”

Teague added to the station that “when they broke in, they got a lot of my equipment, and I approached them to put them under citizens arrest,” he noted to the station, adding that “I kept telling them, ‘I have a shotgun with three shells in it,’ but I actually only had one. And they kept throwing stuff at me.”

With that, Teague fired his shotgun once, hitting one of the intruders, KNBC reported.

Couple who wielded guns against mob sues congresswoman

Mark and Patricia McCloskey defending their St. Louis home June 28, 2020 (Video screenshot)
Mark and Patricia McCloskey defending their St. Louis home June 28, 2020 (Video screenshot)

Courthouse News reports Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia are accusing a far-left member of Congress, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and a state lawmaker of coordinating the mob that descended on their home and terrorized them.

The case also names state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge as a defendant.

The filing charges that Bush and Aldridge both are leaders of a leftist organization called Expect Us.

It was on that day, June 28, 2020, that Expect Us set up a “mob” with a plan to “destroy private neighborhoods” and terrorize people, the report explained.

They accuse the defendants of orchestrating the mob that broke into their private gated community and destroyed a 132-year-old historic gate.

US inflation is WORSE than we’re being told: ANDY PUZDER, JIM TALENT

The outlook for the U.S. economy is bad and potentially getting worse.

On Thursday, the Commerce Department released new consumer spending numbers showing that the prices Americans are paying for goods and services climbed 6.3% over the past year, as inflation maintained its upward momentum.

Just 24 hours earlier, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned, yet again, that his efforts to rein in runaway price increases by raising interest rates may plunge the nation into recession.

And he said it’s worth the risk.

‘The bigger mistake to make—let’s put it that way—would be to fail to restore price stability,’ he said at the European Central Bank’s annual economic policy conference in Portugal.

Prior to that revised GDP numbers showed the US economy contracted even more than initially reported in the first quarter of the fiscal year, as more consumers opted to save instead of spending their hard-earned dollars.

Granite City Steel Mill that Reopened Thanks to Trump Economic Policies Will Lose Up to 1,000 Jobs Under Joe Biden

In March 2018 US Steel announced will restart two blast furnaces and recall 500 employees in Granite City, Illinois following President Trump’s decision to tax steel and aluminum imports.
A total of 800 new US steel and aluminum jobs were announced in two days.

After President Trump enacted tariffs on foreign steel imports U.S. Steel has decided to restart both furnaces, meaning the return of 800 jobs.

Local St. Louis KSDK reported:

Nearly 1,000 jobs could be in jeopardy at Granite City Steel after the U.S. Steel announced its plans to repurpose the plant’s blast furnaces Wednesday.

Instead, the plant would be sold to a company called SunCoke Energy.

SunCoke would use the blast furnaces to produce a type of crude iron called pig iron.

Carnival cruise brawl caught on camera broke out over alleged cheating, passenger says

A brawl broke out on a New York City-bound Carnival Cruise ship Tuesday.  (Courtesy: Theresa James)
A brawl broke out on a New York City-bound Carnival Cruise ship Tuesday.  (Courtesy: Theresa James)

Theresa James, who said she is a travel agent, told Fox News Digital that the fight started just before 2 a.m. on the ship’s fifth floor, where a dance club and casino are located. 

An alleged threesome between passengers had upset their significant others when they learned of the rendezvous, according to James, who said she witnessed the fight from her door.

Beer bottles were smashed, and a woman may have been cut during the chaos, James said.

The brawl lasted about an hour, according to the travel agent, and took the parties involved from the fifth floor to the ship’s first floor, which James described as a huge distance. She said the altercation wasn’t physical the whole time, and an estimated 60 people may have been involved.

“Fuck You, Shame on You” Abortion Rights Activists Confront Key Political Figures in NYC

June 29, 2022 | MANHATTAN, NY: Several hundred pro-abortion activists disrupted the entranceways to The Federalist Society gathering at 1 W 54th Street, New York on June 29, 2022.

The gathering features many key political decision-makers in the nomination of Supreme Court justices and is sponsored by the New York City Lawyers Chapter, with Bill Barr as a speaker.

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, becoming first Black woman on high court

(Getty Images )
(Getty Images )

Jackson was sworn in a few minutes after noon, which was when the retirement of her predecessor, Justice Stephen Breyer, became effective.

Breyer himself helped lead the ceremony, which took place in the Court’s West Conference Room. Breyer administered the judicial oath, and Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, both of which are required for all justices.

Jackson’s husband Patrick Jackson and their two daughters were in attendance.

The selection of Jackson fulfilled Biden’s promise to choose a Black woman. The president decided on Jackson in late February, and the Senate confirmed her in early April with a vote of 53-47. 

Supreme Court deals Biden climate agenda serious blow with EPA decision

The Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the Biden administration’s climate change agenda, ruling Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot pass sweeping regulations that could overhaul entire industries without additional congressional approval.

“Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’ But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d),” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the Court’s opinion, referencing Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. “A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”

The case stemmed from the Obama administration’s 2015 Clean Power Plan which aimed to reduce carbon emissions at power plants by pushing a shift from coal, to natural gas, and ultimately to wind and solar energy. 

Supreme Court hands Biden victory, allows end to ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 5-4 decision that the Biden administration can repeal the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, reversing a lower court ruling.

Under that policy, migrants seeking entry into the U.S. had to stay in Mexico as they awaited hearings. The Trump administration put the policy in place so that migrants would not be released into the U.S.

The Biden administration had tried to repeal the policy but was previously blocked by a lower court.

At issue was whether the Department of Homeland Security’s suspension and subsequent termination of the policy violated a federal law that requires that migrants be detained or, if they arrived from a contiguous country, sent back.

Glenn Greenwald: Journalist Echo Chamber on Twitter Led to Cassidy Hutchinson Fail

Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP
Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP

Pulitzer-winning writer and reporter Glenn Greenwald castigated the state of modern journalism in a tweet thread yesterday, arguing that the progressive ideological echo-chamber that currently governs the industry is responsible for the repeated spread of untrue stories like Russiagate and Cassidy Hutchinson’s now-infamous claim that Donald Trump grabbed the steering wheel of a presidential limo.

“As any lawyer will tell you (if being honest), few things are less reliable than a proceeding with no adversarial component. These hearings have zero,” Greenwald said of the increasingly farcical of the January 6th committee. “One can assign whatever blame one wants for that, but perhaps it means journalists should be…skeptical…of assertions there.”

Greenwald slammed fellow journalists for conducting their work in an echo-chamber, insulated from potentially useful feedback from conservative reporters.

“If, yesterday, you followed conservative journalists or analysts — and really, why would anyone do such a thing: just block and ignore them — you’d have heard instant skepticism even over the physics of Hutchinson’s claim that Trump was able to grab the wheel of the Beast,” said Greenwald.

Stop! You Need a License

“Bottleneckers” use occupational licensing to screw competitors and innovation in the name of keeping us safe.

Whether you’re a doctor, an electrician, a teacher, a cab driver, a hair stylist—even a tour guide!—the government increasingly demands that you get a license before you are allowed to work in your chosen profession.

In the 1950s, only about one in 20 workers needed the government’s blessing to do their jobs. Today, that figure is more than one in three.


Make America California

California is the Biden Administration’s role model for America.

What are they thinking? The state loses 170,000 people every year.

“People are just emptying out of California!” says Kristin Tate, who reports on why so many abandon the state: “exorbitant tax rates, the high crime rates, the failing public school systems, the exorbitant cost of living.”

Tucker Carlson: Why are they so angry?

Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighs in on the Biden administration’s response to China’s ‘colonial interests’ and his administration’s ‘criminalizing of American politics’ on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Big Tech under pressure over bias, lack of competition

Big Tech has been doing their best to silence conservative voices. One America’s Stella Escobedo caught up with Charles Sauer of the Market Institute to talk about the big problem.

World News:

U.S. says Russia Threatening Israel due to Pressure; Israeli Knesset Dissolves TV7 Israel News 30.06

Ø 1) Israel is scheduled to hold national elections – this after lawmakers adopt a bill to dissolve Jerusalem’s 24th Parliament.

Ø 2) Incoming caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid vows to “always keep Israel strong and capable of defending itself and protecting its children.”

Ø 3) The United States says that Russia threatening Israel was to be expected.

Russian forces withdraw from strategic Snake Island in the Black Sea

A satellite image of Snake Island in the Black Sea after Russia's invasion on March 13. Photo: Maxar Technologies
A satellite image of Snake Island in the Black Sea after Russia’s invasion on March 13. Photo: Maxar Technologies

Russian forces had faced relentless attacks as Ukraine sought to retake the island it lost control of in the early days of the war.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the withdrawal was “a gesture of goodwill” and shows the world that Russia “does not interfere with the efforts of the UN to organize a humanitarian corridor for the export of agricultural products from the territory of Ukraine.”

Ukraine said the last remaining Russian forces on the island fled after being bombarded with Ukrainian artillery and missile strikes.

NATO vows to guard ‘every inch of territory’ as Russia fumes

NATO heads of state gather during a round table meeting for a signing of a letter of commitment to innovation during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, June 30, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for the final day of a NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday. (AP Photo/Paul White)
NATO heads of state gather during a round table meeting for a signing of a letter of commitment to innovation during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, June 30, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for the final day of a NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday. (AP Photo/Paul White)

MADRID (AP) — An unstable world could get even more dangerous if NATO does not remain strong and united, the head of the alliance said Thursday at the end of a summit where Western leaders labeled Russia “a direct threat” to the security of their nations.

During their three-day meeting in Madrid, NATO members confronted a geopolitical landscape marked by big-power competition and myriad threats, from cyberattacks to climate change.

The leaders cast their sights around the world —- drawing a rebuke after accusing China of posing “serious challenges ” to global stability. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated the summit.

Rise of Arab-Israel Axis Presses Iran to Redouble Nuclear Talks Push

A missile is launched during a joint exercise called the ‘Great Prophet 17’, in the southwest of Iran, in this picture obtained on December 22, 2021. IRGC/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
A missile is launched during a joint exercise called the ‘Great Prophet 17’, in the southwest of Iran, in this picture obtained on December 22, 2021. IRGC/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Iran is driving the Islamic Republic to pursue nuclear talks with world powers with renewed determination, officials and analysts said.

Indirect talks in Qatar between Tehran and Washington on salvaging a 2015 nuclear pact ended on Wednesday without progress. Iran questioned the United States’ resolve, and Washington called on Tehran to drop extra demands.

For Iran, the unfavorable alternative could be a war in a region where geopolitical shifts may evolve into a US-led alliance hostile to Tehran, the officials and politician said.

Growing worries about warming relations between Israel and its former Arab foes, including normalization agreements between Israel and some Arab nations known as the Abraham Accords, have pushed Tehran to keep the diplomatic ball rolling.

“I killed 26 people!”

RFA Burmese in Washington obtained photos from a cell phone found by a villager in Myanmar’s conflict-hit Sagaing Region that appear to show military atrocities.

There’s also a video from the phone in which three soldiers talk about how many people they have killed. This is an English-subtitled version of the story broadcast by RFA Burmese on June 18, 2022.


Greg Gutfeld: Cassidy Hutchinson testified about something she didn’t see

‘Gutfeld!” panelists react to former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony before the January 6 Committee regarding allegations former President Donald Trump ‘lunged’ at two Secret Service agents.

Gay Pride Attendees Struggle To Define The Word “Queer”

The Daily Caller teamed up with Brandon Straka from the #Walkaway campaign during New York City’s 2022 Pride parade.

We asked participants a range of questions, from politics to the definition of “queer. Here were some of the surprising answers from the LBGTQ community.

Interview With Christopher Rufo: What Are His Core Beliefs and Goals?

Whether one agrees or disagrees with his work, there is no denying that the writer, documentarian, and activist Chris Rufo has had an extremely significant impact on our political discourse, debates and even our laws. Even large liberal outlets which seek to demonize him — such as the New Yorker and New York Times — acknowledge the immensely consequential nature of his work, especially on debates about what is taught in schools about race and LGBT issues.

With this significance in mind, I spoke to Rufo about his core worldview and the goals of his political work.

It was a spirited and in-depth discussions that focused on some of our differences and the questions many have about his aspirations.