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Monday October 31st, 2022 day edition

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Their misrepresentations demanded a direct response, and they’re getting one: — Ellen L. Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) October 28, 2022.

Anyone who follows campaign finance knows that the FEC has been toothless for years due to GOP commissioners’ opposition to any enforcement of laws designed to oversee money in politics.

The FEC report said that Nikolaev, an oligarch and Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is the controlling shareholder.

In 2018, Butina acknowledged acting as an unregistered Kremlin agent and pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy against the United States.

Weintraub and Broussard noted that the FEC found that American Ethane “made contributions using funds derived from loans from foreign entities ultimately owned by Russian nationals.”

The money the company used to dole out donations ultimately came from the oligarchs, the FEC said.

“The foreign-influence problem has not gone away in the meantime, to put it mildly,” Weintraub and Broussard wrote. »

Lula narrowly defeats Bolsonaro to win Brazil presidency again

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Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court declared Lula the next president, with 50.9% of votes versus 49.1% for Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro did not make a call to Lula, according to campaign advisers.

Lula arrived at a rally in Sao Paulo shortly after 8:00 p.m. (1100 GMT), waving from the sunroof of a car. »

Biden congratulates Lula for winning 'free, fair' Brazil election

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[1/2] Brazil's former President and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at an election night gathering on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 30, 2022.

Leftist Lula defeated President Jair Bolsonaro in an election runoff that marked a stunning comeback for Lula and the end of Brazil's most right-wing government in decades.

The United States "looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with President-Elect Lula as we build a democratic, prosperous, and equitable hemisphere," he said. »

Square Enix 2022 Report: Shift To Global Focus As Japan Ages

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The report states that Square Enix is seeking to “produce hit titles that speak to the global market”, due to the Japanese market’s “graying demographics.”.

Older populations are less likely to engage in modern gaming, which prompts Square Enix to shift its focus beyond domestic borders if they want to expand their audience.

How do you feel about Square Enix and their new global focus? »