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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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Trump ordered to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access

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A judge in Washington DC has ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.

CNN's Jim Acosta walks into federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, to attend a hearing on legal challenge against President Donald Trump's administration. Trump's administration contends it has "

Trump administration defends its case against CNN's Acosta

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The CNN lawsuit calls the revocation "an unabashed attempt to censor the press and exclude reporters from the White House who challenge and dispute the President's point of view.

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

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The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning.

Video Democrats and Trump: What does it take to impeach a president?

Video Democrats and Trump: What does it take to impeach a president?

  •   11/11/2018 08:55:00 PM
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But how does the process actually work?

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taken to hospital after fall

  •   08/11/2018 10:22:00 AM
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She is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General

  •   07/11/2018 02:58:00 PM
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Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

Trump calls midterm results a 'tremendous success,' as Democrats gain control of House and GOP retains Senate

Trump calls midterm results a 'tremendous success,' as Democrats gain control of House and GOP retains Senate

  •   07/11/2018 01:28:00 AM
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Trump, who watched the midterm election returns with family and friends at the White House Tuesday evening, settled into a brief role as spectator, after months of campaigning for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates.

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US celebs out in force to vote

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STARS across Hollywood have used their voice to vote in the country’s midterm elections, taking to social media to urge their millions of followers to do the same.

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Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

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He stressed there's never been a Supreme Court case on the issue, "so it's never been tested."

A mailbox stands in front of the Bedford, N.Y., residence of billionaire George Soros on Tuesday. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

'Potential explosive devices' sent to Obama, Clinton homes; CNN building evacuated over suspicious package

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The Secret Service has “initiated a full scope criminal investigation” to “determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”

Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

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Avenatti did not appear at the court hearing and never filed opposing arguments in the case.

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Companies Once Owned by Michael Avenatti Owe Millions in Unpaid Taxes and Judgments (Report)

  •   22/10/2018 12:49:00 AM
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Stormy Daniels' lawyer, who is gearing up for a 2020 presidential run, also has personally owed at least $1.2 million in federal taxes, according to an expose in the Daily Beast.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a canvas kick-off event in support of the campaign to re-elect U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) at a field office in North Philadelphia, PA, on September 23, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers

2020 Democratic Primary Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Is Just the Beginning

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The glossy campaign-style rollout shows she’s serious about 2020. But Warren will have more to prove than just her Native American ancestry.

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Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results on Native American Ancestry

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It features footage from a rally Mr. Trump held earlier this year in which he vowed to contribute $1 million to Ms. Warren’s favorite charity if she took a DNA test and it showed she had Native American roots.

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Shock as top Team Trump member quits

  •   09/10/2018 10:51:00 AM
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NIKKI Haley, one of Donald Trump’s strongest Cabinet members as the US Ambassador to the United Nations, has shocked many by resigning her post.

Kavanaugh, who was officially sworn in to the Supreme Court on Saturday, was accompanied by his wife and two daughters at the ceremonial White House event.Jim Watson / AFP - Getty Images

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh on 'behalf of our nation,' says judge 'proven innocent'

  •   08/10/2018 11:17:00 PM
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he president's unusual remarks came at the White House ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for the new Supreme Court justice on Monday night.

What to expect now that Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley explains and makes the case for more justices on the court.

Dems wage war on Kavanaugh, court: New battles over legitimacy, impeachment, recusal

  •   08/10/2018 01:39:00 PM
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Some Democrats even called for considering the impeachment of Justice Clarence Thomas, over sexual harassment allegations he fought off during his 1991 confirmation

Sen. Cory Booker speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Fall Gala on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Cory Booker says Kavanaugh impeachment shouldn't be off the table

  •   08/10/2018 01:11:00 AM
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The perjury allegations against Kavanaugh come from three things: his denials of all the sexual assault accusations levied against him, his claims about his youthful drinking and evidence that he lied under oath during prior confirmation hearings.

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With Kavanaugh confirmed, a bloc of conservative justices may set the Supreme Court's agenda

  •   07/10/2018 01:24:00 AM
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President Bush nominated Kavanaugh for a seat on the D.C. Circuit in 2003, but Democratic senators who accused him of being too partisan stalled his confirmation for three years.

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