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Here are the other stories conservatives are talking about.

1. TUCKER CARLSON JOINS FORCES WITH MAGA REPS

Fox News host Tucker Carlson gave an address to the House Freedom Caucus Thursday and later met with the group of conservative Republicans to discuss strategy, the Daily Caller reported.

  • The HFC has been negotiating the terms of its support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to become speaker if Republicans win control of the House.
  • Carlson has been one of McCarthy’s biggest critics on the right.

2. BIDEN’S BORDER BOSS GETS THE BOOT

The commissioner of U.S. Customers and Border Protection Enforcement is being forced out of his job as part of a shakeup of the Department of Homeland Security, Fox News reported Friday.

  • A record high of nearly 2.4 million migrants were detained at the southern border in the last fiscal year, according to new DHS numbers, up 37% from the year before.

3. ELON MUSK SHOWS TWITTER STAFF & ‘BLUE CHECKS’ WHO’S BOSS

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said in a Twitter staff meeting Thursday that he wasn’t done firing people and urged remaining workers to be “more hardcore” amid an exodus of executives, according to The New York Times.

  • Musk laid off half of Twitter’s employees last week, shortly after buying the company for $44 billion.
  • Also Thursday, Musk laughed off “blue check” Twitter users complaints about glitches with his new $8-per-month subscription service, which was designed to lessen Twitter’s dependence on advertisers.
  • “Quite the day,” Musk tweeted overnight.

4. STUDENT DEBT CANCELATION GETS CANCELED

A U.S. District Court judge in Texas on Thursday vacated President Joe Biden’s plan to erase federal student loan debts for tens of millions of borrowers.

  • In his ruling, Judge Mark Pittman wrote that the program was a “complete usurpation” of congressional authority by the executive branch.
  • The Biden administration immediately appealed the decision but stopped taking applications for student loan debt cancelation.

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