But Cunha is also threatening to bring down a large number of his colleagues, including former allies.
The smoke and gas bombs were intense, it is very difficult to run and breathe; police target alternative press cars that try to take their equipment into the protests.
In a defiant speech, Rousseff asks Brazilians to resist the coup and fight the gutting of progressive policies.
By a 61-20 vote in the Brazilian Senate, Dilma is out, but the struggle to overcome the Right's stranglehold on the country continues.
A full-blown international incident is unfolding at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with Russians and doping.
The impact of hosting the Summer Games has fallen hardest on the impoverished black and brown indigenous communities of Rio.
Brazil's coup government's health minister, Ricardo Barros, says Brazil's people "imagine" they are sick; now he and Temer want to dismantle the public healthcare.
The Temer government's actions against demonstrators are consistent with the regressive policies enacted since he stole the presidency from Dilma Rousseff.
The referendum would authorize new elections for October, but this depends on first defeating the efforts of the right to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office.
The much anticipated vote on the impeachment of Rousseff took place in a raucous atmosphere of shouting, pushing and posturing.