Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Former WH ethics attorney Shaub presses FCC Chairman Pai over possible ethics violation with NRA gift

Former White House ethics attorney Walter Shaub questioned whether a gun that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai received from the National Rifle Association (NRA) violates the FCC’s ethics rules. In a number of tweets on Feb 23,

The FCC’s Republicans went to a conservative confab. One won a gun, the other an ethics complaint.

The Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority arrived at an annual gathering of influential conservatives hoping to tout their business bona fides — from freeing the Internet from government’s grasp to battling back the efforts of th

The Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington: #41 Pod Save America

That old adage about the revolution not being televised? Rings true. But it might be podcasted. Helmed by former Obama aides—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor—Pod Save America has become the voice of the Resistance.

The Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington: #40 Dan Scavino

Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, began as Trump's golf caddie. Today, he tends to Trump's Twitter grudges as the guy firing off many of Trump's tweets (often dictated to him by the POTUS).

The Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington: #25 Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon, nationalist revolutionary and former-White House Chief Strategist. True, he was rebuked by President Donald Trump and lost his control of Breitbart News.

The Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington: #24 Ajit Pai

The ambitious 45-year-old led the charge to repeal net neutrality, gutting regulations for Internet providers and giving new powers to big broadband companies.

The Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington: #1 Hope Hicks

A 29-year-old, just three years removed from a gig with Ivanka Trump's fashion line (doing PR mostly but also a little modeling, too), can become the president's most tr

Date/Location Details: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:17

An executive session to consider the following nominations:

  1. Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Chairman Designate
  2. Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  3. Christine Wilson, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  4. Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner


George Soros may invest more in fighting Big Tech

Billionaire investor George Soros launched a brutal attack on big online platform companies at 2018’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

[Commentary] President Donald Trump’s White House has been so scandal-plagued that controversies involving cabinet members and other high-level officials that would have been front-page news in any other administration have barely registered in th