Venezuela: Inauguration of constituent assembly sparks new protests Play

Venezuela: Inauguration of constituent assembly sparks new protests

Venezuela has inaugurated the new legislative superbody elected last week. The 545-member constituent assembly has been condemned by governments across Latin America, the U.S. and EU. Opposition protesters clashed again with security forces in Caracas. They believe the assembly endangers Venezuelas democratic freedoms. The all-powerful body may decide to dissolve the opposition-run congress and will rewrite the constitution, giving the ruling Socialist Party vast new powers. Aug 5, 2017
Trump celebrates West Virginias Democratic governor switching parties Play

Trump celebrates West Virginias Democratic governor switching parties

President Trump and rally attendees received a big surprise when West Virginias Democratic governor Jim Justice announced he was switching parties. The keen move marks a watershed moment for the GOP, which will now control all levers of government in more than half the states. Justice, who took office as a Democrat just seven months ago,will be the nations 34th Republican governor.Trump defeated Clinton in West Virginia, winning nearly 70 percent of the vote. At the 3rd August rally, he predictably touted his electoral victory. He also denounced the ongoing Russia probe as a total fabrication, despite special counsel Robert Muellers enlisting of a grand jury to oversee the investigation.  Aug 4, 2017