The Morning Dispatch: The Battle for Brazil

Happy Tuesday! Kim Kardashian will pay a $1.26 million fine after reaching a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose she had been paid to promote a cryptocurrency. 

Is nothing pure? Surely Kim was encouraging her Instagram followers to buy EthereumMax tokens solely out of the goodness of her heart and passion for the underlying blockchain technology!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Ukrainian troops continued to deliver sustained blows to Russian military positions throughout the country, seizing territory that Russians had controlled and leaving the aggressors stunned and bewildered. “What we are seeing is an excellent Ukrainian operational design playing out across the south and east of the country,” said Mick Ryan, a retired Australian general who has been offering regular assessments of the war on his Twitter feed

  • The Daily Beast reported Monday that, in 2009, Herschel Walker—the former football star and Republican Senate candidate in Georgia—urged a woman with whom he conceived a child to get an abortion, which she subsequently did and for which he allegedly paid. Walker denied the allegation—dismissing it as a “flat-out lie” from a “Democrat activist disguised as a reporter”—and threatened to sue The Daily Beast for defamation. The denial led Walker’s son Christian—a 23-year-old conservative activist—to publicly accuse his father of lying about being a “moral, Christian, upright” man. “You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence,” the younger Walker tweeted. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is still standing behind Herschel Walker, with a spokesman for the campaign organization dismissing the charges as “nonsense from the Democrats and the media.” Walker is running a tight race against Georgia’s Democratic incumbent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, and control of the Senate could hinge on the race.

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