Topic: Sen. John Thune

FCC and FTC Nominees Couldn't Be More Different

O'Rielly seen as more hands-off, while McSweeny may be more activist

Mike O’Rielly, the GOP nominee for the Federal Communications Commission, and Terrell McSweeny, the Democratic nominee for the Federal Trade Commission, couldn’t be more different. The contrasts were on display during…

Senate Commerce Votes to Approve Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman

Full Senate approval could take a couple more months

Telecom vet and Obama loyalist Tom Wheeler has passed the first hurdle on his way to becoming the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In a voice vote, the…

FCC Chairman Nominee Says Broadband Is Top Priority

Wheeler less clear on other commission issues

Like the Federal Communications Commission chairman before him, Tom Wheeler is a broadband and wireless devotee, which should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with President Obama’s…

GOP to FCC: Don't Take on Political Ad Disclosures

Citizen's United decision still dividing Congress

Nothing divides Congress more than political advertising. More than a dozen GOP senators warned the Federal Communications Commission that the agency should avoid passing any new rules requiring the disclosure…