Federal Government

The Federal Government of the United States (U.S. Federal Government) is the national government of the United States, a federal republic in North America, composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and several island possessions. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the President, and the federal courts, respectively.
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  • Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass
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    Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass

    U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

  • Russia investigation 'disgrace to our nation,' says Trump
    AFP

    Russia investigation 'disgrace to our nation,' says Trump

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Russia investigation, branding it a "disgrace to our Nation" a week after he fired his attorney general, raising questions about the probe's future. The president has frequently lashed out at the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's interference in the 2016 US elections and whether there was collusion by the Trump campaign. The move puts Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff, in charge of overseeing the Mueller probe.

  • Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit
    Associated Press

    Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a bitterly fought election.

  • 'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi, without offering an alternative
    Good Morning America

    'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi, without offering an alternative

    A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to deny her the 218 votes needed to win the gavel on the House floor in January, a move they say would complicate her path to a second term as speaker and force renewed discussion about her stepping aside. "This is a simple letter saying we want new leadership, which is what a vast majority of Democrats and the American people want," Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the group, told reporters Tuesday. Pelosi, who has said she's "100 percent confident" that she will be the next House speaker, has been working since last week on her bid, meeting and talking with new members and incumbent Democrats, to shore up support.

  • The Latest: Congressman says election lawsuit will proceed
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Congressman says election lawsuit will proceed

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House race in Maine (all times local):

  • Brexit latest: Theresa May says she's staying after wave of resignations leaves her teetering on the brink
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    Brexit latest: Theresa May says she's staying after wave of resignations leaves her teetering on the brink

    Theresa May has been hit by a wave of resignations to leave her administration on the brink of imploding and her plan to leave the EU in tatters.

  • Marco Rubio's Biblical Criticism Of Florida Election Recounts Goes Awry
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    Marco Rubio's Biblical Criticism Of Florida Election Recounts Goes Awry

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) went full Old Testament on Wednesday with his latest

  • Youth groups to receive funding for refurbishing basic schools
    Jamaica Gleaner

    Youth groups to receive funding for refurbishing basic schools

    Three youth groups across the island will receive funding for the renovation of three basic schools under the Volunteer Project Competition. The 2018 staging of the competition, part of activities to mark Youth Month, was officially launched on Tuesday on the grounds of Jamaica House Basic School in St Andrew. It involves the joint collaboration of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; the Early Childhood Commission (ECC); and HEART Trust/NTA. The competition is open to all youth groups across the island, which are required to submit a two-minute video proposal highlighting an early childhood institution that is in need of refurbishing and repairs. Videos can be submitted via email

  • GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power
    Associated Press

    GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

  • READERS WRITE: NOV. 18
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    READERS WRITE: NOV. 18

    Glad Atlanta lost Amazon HQ2 tax giveaway I read with a sigh of relief that Amazon has picked “lucky” cities other than Atlanta for its HQ2 expansion – relief that another taxpayer giveaway on top of the Gulch deal won't happen, relief that other Atlanta businesses won't be cannibalized and that the ills visited on Amazon's Seattle location won't be coming here. As city and state functionaries scurry around analyzing how we went wrong, I'm wondering if Jeff Bezos' sensitive nostrils just might have been offended by the stench of corruption wafting for many years from Atlanta's City Hall. JAMES WILEY, DECATUR Early voters not 'controlled' by anyone Early voting is a proactive, positive choice

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    J&K Panchayat polls: Fully prepared, voters are enthusiastic says official

    Jammu, Nov 17: There is enthusiasm among the voters in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said as the polling in the Panchayat elections is set to begin. Dr. Manhas R K, the returning officer said that there is enthusiasm among the voters. We are fully prepared and the entire exercise will pass off peacefully, he also added. The Panchayat polls on non-party basis will be held in nine phases in 316 Blocks in 4483 Panchayat Halqas comprising of over 35 Thousand Panch Constituencies. The authorities in Jammu & Kashmir have put in elaborate security and logistic arrangements to conduct the maiden phase of the elongated panchayat polls on Saturday. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, 427 candidates

  • https://www.oneindia.com

    Dissolution of J&K assembly: Decision likely after Panchayat polls

    Jammu, Nov 17: A decision on whether the Jammu and Kashmir assembly would be dissolved or not may be taken after the Panchayat elections. Jammu and Kashmir is headed for President's rule but the state assembly will not be dissolved for now, Governor Satyapal Malik said. His statement comes amid speculation that efforts are being made behind the scenes to cobble together a coalition government by various parties to succeed the PDP-BJP dispensation that collapsed in June when the BJP withdrew support to the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP. However, the numbers for a government formation don't seem to add up for now. Malik himself is convinced that a popular government will not be possible. "I still do not

  • Republicans block Senate bid to protect Mueller probe
    AFP

    Republicans block Senate bid to protect Mueller probe

    Republican leaders on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan US Senate effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, leaving his Russia investigation exposed amid new moves interpreted as threats to the probe. Lawmakers across the political spectrum have spoken out about the need to maintain the integrity of the investigation into Moscow's interference in the 2016 US elections.

  • Brexit latest: Theresa May secures Cabinet approval for draft agreement
    Yahoo News UK

    Brexit latest: Theresa May secures Cabinet approval for draft agreement

    A draft divorce deal was reached by officials from the EU and UK on Tuesday evening.