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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Revealing Money and Power Networks in North Carolina Campaigns

A spatial analysis of campaign finance data reveals a 2020 statehouse landscape awash in cash as Democrats tried new efforts to win seats ahead of redistricting.

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Biden to Pick Former Corporate Lobbyist Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair

During the Obama administration, Harrison lobbied for some of the Hill's top spenders, including Big Banks, Big Oil, and a coalition of coal companies that fought climate regulations.

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Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened?

They got a lot of attention for agreeing to work together on a bill to close the revolving door, but they never actually did what they said they would.