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Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., says Democrats will bring "aggressive oversight" to Pentagon programs.

Key House Democrat Says Pentagon Will Have to Become More Transparent

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the likely chairman of the Armed Services Committee, is not expected to change course on restructuring headquarters functions.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, celebrates midterm election returns as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., makes the thumbs up sign. Also pictured: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., chair of the Congre

Here's What Incoming Democratic Leaders Have in Mind for Federal Agencies

Priorities will include boosting spending and investigating political targeting of career employees.

An Open-and-Shut Violation of Campaign-Finance Law

The relevant law is favorable to candidates. But it appears Trump still managed to violate it.

Play of the Day: The President Deconstructs The Midterms

Donald Trump spoke about the election last week.

Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

House Democrats Map Out a Plan for Getting Trump’s Tax Returns

The issue is not as simple as many seem to think, and it almost certainly will be resolved in court.

Democrats Quickly Confront the Limits of Their Power to Stop Trump

The incoming House majority raged against the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But they’ve discovered there’s not much they can do about it.

Play of the Day: Meet Matt Whitaker

The new acting attorney general has an interesting history.

Now Solicitor General Noel Francisco at his nomination hearing in May 2017.

Solicitor General’s Unusual Ethics Waiver Draws Scrutiny

Newly uncovered document allows Noel Francisco to oversee the Russia meddling probe.

The Republican Space Fans Exiting the House

The next Congress will be missing a few longtime advocates of exploration.