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In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Eric Trump was asked about his father’s recent comments.

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HILLARY Clinton can’t escape her past.

Abedin, Weiner separating after new sexting allegations

Abedin, Weiner separating after new...

Weiner, who torpedoed his own political career five years ago with a sexting scandal and whose wife...

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Obama’s awkward final act as President

Obama’s awkward final act as President

ON Friday morning after attending church, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will...

Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) before

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Now Schiff is locked in a tense, headline-making standoff with the Republican chairman of the House...

The moment America knew

The moment America knew

It will be hard to forget such a moment, or the pivotal images that have immortalized it.

Trump campaign manager: Here’s why we think the polls are wrong

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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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Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

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Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private email account to carry out official White House business, his lawyer said.

Donald Trump has extended his travel ban. Picture: Brynn AndersonSource:AP

President Donald Trump reinstates expired travel ban to include eight countries

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DONALD Trump has extended his controversial travel ban which will now restrict access to people from eight countries.

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McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

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Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow.

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Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped by US government during election

  •   19/09/2017 09:16:00 AM
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Sources claim Manafort was under surveillance before and after the presidential poll.

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Donald Trump Jr. ditches Secret Service protections

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President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly ditched his Secret Service detail for good.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of politicians in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday. Picture: AP Photo/Evan VucciSource:AP

Trump supporters furious over immigration backdown

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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s diehard supporters are furious after he appeared to back down on a key election promise.

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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton says Trump associates helped Russia meddle in the 2016 election

  •   12/09/2017 08:53:00 AM
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In a candid, angry new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump. She admits personal mistakes, but also lays blame on Former FBI Director James Comey. (Sept. 8) AP

Hillary Clinton takes sole responsibility for her stunning election loss to Donald Trump in her new tell-all, acknowledging, “It was my campaign. Those were my decisions.” Picture: AFP.

Hillary Clinton reveals why she lost the 2016 election

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HILLARY Clinton’s tell-all book about her 2016 election loss is out tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peak at her reasoning for the stunning defeat.

Barack Obama (left) gave Donald Trump (right) a letter on Inauguration Day. Picture: AFP/Nicholas Kamm and Atef Safadi

Barack Obama’s letter to Donald Trump on Inauguration Day leaked

  •   03/09/2017 06:12:00 PM
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FORMER US President Barack Obama warned incoming commander in chief Donald Trump not to get swept up in the powers of his office, according to a newly leaked letter.

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Trump knew of Moscow tower proposal during campaign, lawyer says

  •   28/08/2017 04:19:00 PM
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The involvement of then-candidate Trump in a proposed Russian development deal contradicts repeated statements Trump made during the campaign

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‘Back up you creep!’: Clinton muses about tense Trump debate moment

  •   23/08/2017 08:43:00 AM
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In her new book, Hillary Clinton fantasizes about telling Donald Trump, “Back up you creep!” as he lurked behind her duu.s electring a presidential debate.

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WHO WILL STEVE BANNON TARGET AFTER WHITE HOUSE EXIT?

  •   19/08/2017 01:40:00 PM
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Bannon clashed with what he has described as a "globalist" White House faction.

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

  •   16/08/2017 10:35:00 PM
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"These guys are a collection of clowns"

President Donald Trump speaks in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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

  •   16/08/2017 08:08:00 PM
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DONALD Trump was right on Tuesday.

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Trump shuts down two advisory bodies after CEO exodus

  •   16/08/2017 01:39:00 PM
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Trump made the announcement on his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.

Donald Trump was under intense pressure to explicitly condemn white supremacists. Picture: Photo/Evan VucciSource:AP

Trump finally condemns Charlottesville racism, days after violence

  •   14/08/2017 01:18:00 PM
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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

  •   14/08/2017 12:53:00 PM
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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

  •   13/08/2017 10:16:00 PM
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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'

  •   09/08/2017 10:36:00 AM
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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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