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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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Omarosa Manigault isn't popular in D.C., but President Trump appears to have her back — for now.

Omarosa Is Out At The White House

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The former Apprentice villain and one of the most prominent black women in the administration is leaving the Trump administration.

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Franken says no final decision to resign, but Democratic sources expect he will

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The senator's official twitter account tweeted a similar response on Wednesday evening.

Al Franken, D-Minn., on November 27. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

14 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign

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A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign.

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Congressman Conyers retires under pressure over sexual harrassment

  •   05/12/2017 10:47:00 AM
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Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) has announced his immediate retirement from Congress, amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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RNC to support Roy Moore in Senate race in Alabama, weeks after cutting ties with his campaign

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The RNC’s did so after President Trump officially endorsed Moore.

Mitt Romney leaves after meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate

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The president is working hard to persuade 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for reelection, and Mitt isn't happy about it, people close to him say.

REUTERS / Donald Trump's presidency has been overshadowed by the inquiry into collusion with Russia

Russia-Trump: President hits out at FBI over Russia inquiry

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Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Sunday, issuing a fresh denial that he asked former director James Comey to drop an investigation into the conduct of one of his top aides, Michael Flynn.

The Senate has voted to pass an expansive tax reform bill. Picture: AP.Source:AP

US Senate passes Republican tax bill after marathon voting session

  •   02/12/2017 08:05:00 AM
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THE Senate has passed the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades, with Republicans lining up to approve an overhaul that will touch almost every corner of the US.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with “wilfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador. Picture: A

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI

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EX-NATIONAL security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is reportedly ready to testify that Donald Trump ordered him to talk to Russia.


Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.

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Flynn charged with one count of making false statement

Rex Tillerson at the state department in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Rex Tillerson makes unexpected White House visit amid reports of his firing

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Trump confirmed the secretary of state was at the White House after reports emerged the president planned to replace him with CIA director Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in September at the White House. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Trump Has A Plan To Replace Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson With The CIA Chief

  •   30/11/2017 11:32:00 AM
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Under the scenario, Sen. Tom Cotton would become the new CIA leader.

A lawyer for the former national security adviser Michael Flynn (center) reportedly met with the team of special counsel Robert Mueller. WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY 

Report: Mueller team met with Michael Flynn lawyer

  •   28/11/2017 07:16:00 AM
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The apparent meeting came after Flynn’s legal team reportedly stopped working with Trump’s lawyers.

Rep. John Conyers' (D-Mich) departure from the position opens a powerful committee post and adds to turmoil roiling Capitol Hill. | Getty

Conyers steps down from Judiciary post as allegations roil Democrats

  •   26/11/2017 03:54:00 PM
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Democratic colleagues including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wanted Conyers to leave the high-profile post but didn't want to be seen as forcing him out.

All of this activity could be overshadowed by ballooning sexual harassment scandals on Capitol Hill. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Congress stares down shutdown amid December deluge

  •   26/11/2017 03:35:00 PM
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Taxes, government funding and immigration are just some of the thorny issues on the jam-packed agenda.

Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey outside Federal District Court in Newark on Thursday. He is charged with 12 corruption-related counts, including six counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Ti

Mistrial Is Declared in Senator Menendez’s Corruption Trial

  •   16/11/2017 01:09:00 PM
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The mistrial comes more than two years after Mr. Menendez and Dr. Melgen were charged by federal prosecutors and more than four years after media reports on the relationship between the men led to the investigation.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Comedian Al Franken answers questions after the the New York premiere of "Al Franken: God Spoke" at IFC Center on September 13, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by William D. Bird/Getty Images)

Woman alleges Franken groped, kissed her without consent

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She also included a photo in which Franken appears to grabbing Tweeden's breast while she's asleep.

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Another Moore Accuser

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Another woman came forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, saying he groped her in 1991 after she met with him in his law office. Six women have now accused him of sexual misconduct

Ralph Northam (L) and Ed Gillespie

Virginia governor election: Ralph Northam 'beats Ed Gillespie'

  •   07/11/2017 10:20:00 PM
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Democrats look set to hold Virginia's governorship after an ugly race seen as a political cardiogram of the US a year after President Trump's election.


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