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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Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

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Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

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Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.