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Donald Trump: I hope Ivanka would quit her job if sexually harassed at work

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

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...

The moment still haunting Hillary Clinton 24 years later

The moment still haunting Hillary...

HILLARY Clinton can’t escape her past.

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...

Ted Cruz Drops Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Ted Cruz Drops Out Of The 2016...

He tried to stop Donald Trump, to no avail.

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

Trump campaign manager: Here’s why we...

On the other hand, phone surveys can sometimes underestimate Democratic-leaning groups

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.

Hillary Clinton defeat: What went wrong during US election 2016

Hillary Clinton defeat: What went 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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Mr Trump again calls the Russia investigation a "witch hunt"

Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

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President Donald Trump has appeared to acknowledge he is under investigation in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election.

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Senate votes to punish Russia and Iran over election interference, aggression

  •   15/06/2017 01:35:00 PM
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U.S. intelligence officials have warned that Putin and his accomplices will continue to meddle in future elections in the United States and Europe

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'Detestable lie': Attorney General Sessions rejects charges of collusion with Russia

  •   13/06/2017 06:50:00 PM
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Sessions said he met with career department officials, including senior ethics officials, about his recusal.

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. Picture: AFP/Saul Loeb

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions testifies on meetings with Russians, James Comey’s firing

  •   13/06/2017 04:44:00 PM
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US ATTORNEY-GENERAL Jeff Sessions has vehemently denied colluding with an alleged Russian bid to tilt the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour.

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Everything We Learned From Former FBI Director Comey's Senate Hearing

  •   08/06/2017 02:55:00 PM
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Trump did ask for Comey's loyalty.

Donald Trump Jr. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

‘Flynn stuff is BS’: Donald Trump Jr. tweets up a storm during Comey testimony

  •   08/06/2017 01:22:00 PM
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Trump Jr. took particular issue with Comey’s testimony that the president asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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James Comey testimony takeaways: He plays political hardball

  •   08/06/2017 12:22:00 PM
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Former FBI Director James Comey shares his candid reaction to President Trump's suggestion that he drop the Russia investigation

The rift between US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey will be laid bare in the US Congress. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci/Susan Walsh

James Comey accuses Donald Trump of telling ‘lies, plain and simple’

  •   08/06/2017 12:19:00 PM
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SACKED Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, accusing him of telling “lies, plain and simple”.

GETTY IMAGES / She called herself the "victim of the very broad assumption that I was going to win"

Hillary Clinton told to 'move on' from her loss

  •   02/06/2017 12:26:00 PM
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Hillary Clinton has been told it's time to "move on" after she added her own party officials to the list of those she blames for her 2016 election loss.

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer becomes focus of Russia investigation

  •   30/05/2017 02:10:00 PM
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The lawyer said he had rejected a request to provide documents

Jared Kushner (right) is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka

Kushner 'under FBI scrutiny' in Russia investigation - US sources

  •   25/05/2017 07:20:00 PM
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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia investigation, US media report.

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney takes questions from reporters during a briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

White House Proposes Long-Shot Budget with Deep Spending Cuts

  •   22/05/2017 10:14:00 PM
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The core assumptions of the budget proposal—which allow the Trump Administration to claim it will bring the budget to balance

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Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

  •   17/05/2017 09:35:00 AM
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A Kremlin aide, Yuri Ushakov, later told reporters that Moscow had in its possession a written record of the conversation, not an audio recording.

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Trump Goes Silent

  •   15/05/2017 12:44:00 PM
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After the most trying week yet of his young presidency, in which members of his own party leveled criticism at his decision to fire the FBI director amid a probe of his campaign's potential ties to Russia, President Trump seems to have gone dark

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Donald Trump threatens James Comey on Twitter after sacking the FBI director

  •   12/05/2017 10:01:00 AM
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DONALD Trump has threatened James Comey on Twitter, warning he may have something over him if he starts leaking to the press.

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‘Comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversations’ before leaking to press – Trump

  •   12/05/2017 09:30:00 AM
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US President Donald Trump has tweeted that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations “before he starts leaking to the press.”

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Trump denies any links to Russia: 'No loans, no nothing'

  •   11/05/2017 08:05:00 PM
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Trump fights assertions that he or anyone close to him could have ties to Russia

REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST, KEVIN LAMARQUE / The former FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump have always had a love-hate relationship

FBI chief Comey sacking: Five things you wanted to know

  •   11/05/2017 11:49:00 AM
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Washington is reeling from the abrupt sacking of the director of the FBI.

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Senate Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn For Russia-Related Documents

  •   10/05/2017 08:22:00 PM
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

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