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HEADLINES: Catch Up On the Rest of the News

Here are the other stories conservatives are talking about today.

THE HEADLINES

ELON CRASHES TWITTER HQ: Ahead of Elon Musk’s looming takeover of Twitter, the billionaire tech mogul showed up Wednesday at the company’s San Francisco headquarters carrying a bathroom sink emblazoned with the phrase: “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” A day earlier, Musk issued a statement reassuring users and advertisers that his plan to loosen content restrictions on Twitter will not turn the platform into a “free-for-all hellscape.” Read more.

PRAYING FOOTBALL COACH WINS BIG: Joseph Kennedy, who was fired by a Washington State school district in 2015 after he refused to stop praying with players on the field before games, must be reinstated as Bremerton High School assistant football coach by March, according to a joint stipulation filed Tuesday. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in June that Kennedy’s public prayers were protected by the First Amendment. Read more.

 

GDP REPORT DROPS: The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate in the third quarter due largely to a positive balance of trade and increased prices, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Sluggish consumer spending, commercial real estate investment, and home sales reflected the growing impact of inflation and repeated interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Read more.

(Source: Commerce Department. Chart: The Wall Street Journal)

SKECHERS GIVES YE THE BOOT: Skechers removed Ye, also known as Kanye West, from its Manhattan Beach, CA headquarters Wednesday after the hip-hop star paid the footwear company an unscheduled visit. In a statement following the incident, Skechers quashed talk of a partnership to revive Ye’s Yeezy brand, which was shuttered by Adidas last week, stating the company has “no intention of working with West” and condemning his recent antisemitic remarks. Read more.

(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

ARIZONA DEMOCRAT’S CAMPAIGN OFFICE BURGLARIZED: An arrest has been made in connection with a break-in earlier this week at the campaign headquarters of Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Katie Hobbs, Phoenix police said Thursday. A spokesperson for Hobbs blamed Republican opponent Kari Lake, who in turn dismissed the allegation as “absurd.” Read more.

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