Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing.Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Hawkish Dem Sherman is Next in Line to Replace Engel as Foreign Affairs Chairman

With the ouster of Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), progressives are calling for the position to be filled by someone not beholden to special interests. Next in line for the position by seniority, however, is Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) who is heavily funded by the defense industry and pro-Israel PACs.

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Manchin Removes Ethics Provisions From Democratic Reform Bill

Senate Democrats' Freedom to Vote Act would no longer strengthen conflict of interest rules that prevent members of Congress from working on legislation primarily for their own financial interests.

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Blue Dog-Affiliated Website Blurs Line Between Newsroom and Political Advertiser

The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Once Again Boot Lobbyist Gift Ban From Agenda

Lobbyists will continue to be allowed to give Pennsylvania lawmakers unlimited gifts until the legislature takes up gift ban legislation that has stalled for years.