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House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) questions witnesses during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Dem in Charge of Military Budget Opposes Cuts Favored by Progressives

House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), a top recipient of PAC money from weapons makers, has called some Democrats "extremists" for wanting to reduce the Defense Department's $740.5 billion budget.

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DNC Members Outline Party Reforms in Letter To Biden

Twenty-nine Democratic National Committee members have joined a call for structural reforms to increase transparency and ensure fairness in the nominating process.

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Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

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Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.