Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Names Johnson the New FCC General Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Thomas M. Johnson, Jr. as FCC General Counsel.

Democratic Sens want hearing on Pai's Response to President Trump's NBC threat

Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee are calling for an oversight hearing for the Federal Communications Commission following President Donald Trump’s threats against media outlets' broadcast licenses recently.

Sen Blumenthal urges Chairman Pai to disavow President Trump tweet

Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined the growing number of Democratic lawmakers who are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to disavow President Donald Trump’s calls to challenge certain media outlets’ broadcast licenses

After Trump tweets threat to free press, FCC’s GOP commissioners remain silent

[Commentary] By their silence, the Republicans at the Federal Communications Commission have joined in the president’s strategy to get into the head of every television station news editor and station manager in the country.

FCC Chairman Pai Should Condemn Trump's Attacks on Free Speech

As President Donald Trump exploits his office to chill his critics’ speech at a nearly unprecedented level, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a chance to be on the right side of history.

FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Silence on President Trump Tweets Speaks Volumes

President Donald Trump's war of words with the press escalated again when he suggested challenging, or revoking, the broadcasting licenses of stations that air network news programming.

President Trump's Tech Office Wants More Short-Term Talent

While key White House technology leadership positions remain unfilled, President Donald Trump’s technology office is looking for ways to bring business professionals into government for short-term projects.

President Trump to nominate Kelly's White House deputy as DHS secretary

The White House announced that President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to run the Department of Homeland Security.

Facebook's Sandberg meets with House leaders on Russia probe

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg met with House leaders on Capitol Hill to brief them on the social media platform’s investigation into alleged Russian use of the site to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.

President Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President is "Unraveling"

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and advisers to President Donald Trump, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consu