Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

White House eyes Bannon ally for top broadcasting post

The Trump administration’s leading candidate to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a position that with recent changes would give the appointee unilateral power over the United States’ government messaging abroad reaching millions, is a con

White House IT Director Gets Lobbying Waiver

Christopher Liddell, the White House director of strategic initiatives, was granted a 90-day waiver to conduct White House business while his trust divested assets that were deemed to be in conflict with his new position.

White House Details Ethics Waivers for Ex-Lobbyists and Corporate Lawyers

President Trump has given at least 16 White House staff members dispensation to work on policy matters they handled while employed as lobbyists or to interact with their former colleagues in private-sector jobs.

Chairman Pai Announces Strachan To Serve As Legislative Affairs Director

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Timothy Strachan to serve as director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, continuing the work he has been doing as acting director.

Michael Dubke Resigns as White House Communications Director

Michael Dubke, the White House communications director, announced that he was resigning, as President Donald Trump weighs a broader shake-up of his staff in the face of multiple investigations.

Trump antitrust enforcer vows to scrutinize mergers

Makan Delrahim, who's expected to be confirmed this week as head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, believes some so-called vertical mergers (such as the proposed AT&T-Time Warner deal) could pose anticompetitive concerns.

Chairmen Walden and Blackburn Announce Staff Additions to the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced the following staff announcements for the Communications and Technology Subcommittee:

FCC Chairman Announces Carey Will Serve As Media Bureau Chief

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Michelle Carey to serve as chief of its Media Bureau, continuing the work she has been doing as acting chief.

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

In the summer of 2016, American spies collected information revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former Ame