Not all those photos you’re seeing of burning cities and pitched urban battles are from Kiev. Even as the near-apocalyptic imagery of Ukraine’s violent protests have captured the top of the news, Venezuelan cities have gone from dangerous to “warzone” overnight. Here’s what you need to know.
Gawker’s Adam Weinstein has compiled an extensive breakdown on the increasingly violent demonstrations taking place in Venezuela, where at least five people have died as a result of clashes between protesters and government security forces in the last seven days.
17:18 // 1 month ago
Sen. Rand Paul filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration for violating the privacy rights of millions of Americans.
Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, called it the largest class-action suit ever filed on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
He and FreedomWorks, the co-plaintiff in the case, have named President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander among the defendants.
Paul filed the suit as a private citizen, rather than on behalf of his constituents from the state of Kentucky, and the senator has hired former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to represent him in court. A judge has not been assigned to the case at this time, but is expected to be in the next few days.
14:53 // 2 months ago