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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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Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test that indicate she has Native American pedigree “6-10 generations ago.”CreditCreditJoseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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.

President Donald Trump talks to Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations. Picture: APSource:AP

Shock as top Team Trump member quits

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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'

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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

  •   09/10/2018 12:39:00 AM
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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

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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

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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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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court battle

  •   07/10/2018 07:39:00 AM
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President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate.

An old letter written by a young Brett Kavanaugh has shed new light on his university days — and it doesn’t exactly make him look good.Source:AFP

A letter written by a young Brett Kavanaugh has shed new light on the judge’s university drinking habits

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AN OLD letter written by a young Brett Kavanaugh has shed new light on his university days — and it doesn’t make him look good.

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Republicans' prosecutor says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has a weak case

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The prosecutor said Ford has offered inconsistent accounts and has "struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations," which "raises further questions about her memory."

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Senate panel advances Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, but FBI probe may come before final Senate vote

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Earlier in the day, Flake had announced his support for Kavanaugh and was confronted in an elevator by a sexual assault survivor.

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Senate Judiciary Committee votes along party lines to advance Kavanaugh

  •   29/09/2018 01:11:00 AM
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Sen. Jeff Flake is arguing for a one week delay on the floor vote.

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Supreme Court drama exposes an uncomfortable truth

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A DRAMATIC day in America’s Supreme Court controversy has exposed a disturbing and infuriating double standard.

A woman who said she is a survivor of a sexual assault confronts Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C,, on Friday. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Kavanaugh gains key GOP senator ahead of crucial vote

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One Democrat not on the committee, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, added his name to the opposition.

GETTY IMAGES / Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford both gave evidence on Thursday

Brett Kavanaugh denies Christine Blasey Ford sex assault claim

  •   28/09/2018 06:13:00 AM
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The man nominated for a vacant post on the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump emphatically denied allegations of sexual assault on Thursday.

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Kavanaugh denies allegations, says confirmation process is a ‘national disgrace’ in testimony

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Ford and Kavanaugh: Who they are, what they’ve said so far

Video Christine Blasey Ford describes alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Video Christine Blasey Ford describes alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court pick when they were teenagers, has told a Senate hearing what she remembers happening to her at a house party.

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Third Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

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Stormy Daniels' attorney says he provided a statement from his client to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Donald Trump on Tuesday: ‘The second accuser has nothing.’ Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP

'She has nothing': Trump attacks second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh

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President claims Deborah Ramirez was drunk when alleged incident took place and assails Democrats for playing a ‘con game’

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Brett Kavanaugh tells Fox News: 'I'm not going anywhere' after latest misconduct allegation

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President Donald Trump is pledging his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the sexual misconduct allegations against his choice are "totally political."

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