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The United States is a federal republic in which the President of the United StatesUnited States Congress, and United States federal courts share powers reserved to the national government. At the same time, thefederal government shares sovereignty with the state governments.

The executive branch is headed by the President and is formally independent of both the legislature and the judiciary. The cabinet serves as advisers to the President. They include the Vice President and heads of the executive departments. Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch (or judiciary), composed of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercises judicial power (or judiciary). The judiciary's function is to interpret the United States Constitution and federal laws and regulations. This includes resolving disputes between the executive and legislative branches. The federal government's layout is explained in the Constitution.

Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have dominated American politics since the American Civil War, although there are also smaller parties like the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, and the Constitution Party.

There are major differences between the political system of the United States and that of most other developed democracies. These include greater power in the upper house of the legislature, a wider scope of power held by the Supreme Court, the separation of powers between the legislature and the executive, and the dominance of only two main parties. Third parties have less political influence in the United States than in other developed country democracies; this is because of a combination of stringent historic controls. These controls take shape in the form of state and federal laws, informal media prohibitions, and winner-take-all elections, and include ballot access issues and exclusive debate rules.

This multiplicity of jurisdictions reflects the country's history. The federal government was created by the states, which as colonies were established separately and governed themselves independently of the others. Units of local government were created by the colonies to efficiently carry out various state functions. As the country expanded, it admitted new states modeled on the existing ones.

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Steve Bannon slams far-right: 'These guys are a collection of clowns'

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"These guys are a collection of clowns"

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OPINION: America wanted their leader to heal them, Trump sought to win an argument

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DONALD Trump was right on Tuesday.

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Trump shuts down two advisory bodies after CEO exodus

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Trump made the announcement on his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.

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Trump finally condemns Charlottesville racism, days after violence

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After widespread criticism over initial response to white nationalists, Trump says: ‘Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals’

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President Trump condemns white supremacists after Charlottesville violence

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James Alex Fields Jr., who slammed his car through a crowd of anti-protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, will not get bond. Buzz60

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Scaramucci: Establishment plan to ‘eject’ Trump from White House

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He predicted there will be further staff changes within the administration

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FBI in 'pre-dawn raid on ex-Trump chairman Paul Manafort'

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The FBI has conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Virginia home of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, US media report.

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President Trump Bashes Senator As 'Phony Vietnam Con Artist'

  •   07/08/2017 06:18:00 PM
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President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal

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Mike Pence Denies 2020 Presidential Run

  •   07/08/2017 05:25:00 PM
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Vice President Mike Pence pushed back against a report that he was quietly laying the groundwork for a presidential run in 2020, calling the allegations "categorically false" and reaffirming his commitment to President Trump

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Arrivederci, Mooch - The story of Anthony Scaramucci

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Anthony Scaramucci was the shortest-serving White House communications director in history. What went wrong?

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Robert Mueller establishes grand jury in Russia probe

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SPECIAL counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter.

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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill

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President Trump has signed a new package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea that the Senate approved last week, according to a senior administration official.

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Ten days in the life of Anthony Scaramucci

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The late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson is famously cited as having said that “a week is a long time in politics”. For recently ousted White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci, it was nearly his entire political career.

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Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

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Scaramucci's sudden departure comes the same day that retired Gen. John Kelly took over as chief of staff. Until this week, Kelly was Trump's secretary of Homeland Security.

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War Inside the White House: Scaramucci Takes on Priebus Over ‘Leaks’

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White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that Scaramucci’s tweet made it clear that "somebody" didn’t want him working in the White House.

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Trump savages 'very weak' Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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President Donald Trump has launched yet another attack on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, labeling him "weak".

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Senate Committee Subpoenas Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort

  •   25/07/2017 05:19:00 PM
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Manafort was invited to testify in a scheduled hearing Wednesday, but he declined.

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Trump's son-in-law says he didn't collude with Russians and has no Russian financing

  •   24/07/2017 11:11:00 PM
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Kushner in his statement denies accusation he set up 'secret back channel' with Russians

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Jared Kushner admits four meeting with Russian officials but denies collusion

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JARED Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a Senior White House adviser, says he had four meetings with Russian officials during the US election campaign but says he has “nothing to hide.”

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