The embattled executive director of the Election Assistance Commission, whose tenure has been marked by internal turmoil, will not serve another term, two government employees with knowledge of the decision told POLITICO. While the departure of Brian Newby will remove a controversial figure from one of the federal agencies chargedContinue Reading

Dan Coats reported for his last day as the country’s spy chief on Thursday. His experienced deputy is out the door too, leaving an acting director with only limited intelligence background set to take the reins. And deep uncertainty lingers about who will get President Donald Trump’s nod to fillContinue Reading

Silicon Valley’s tormentor-in-chief is back — stronger than ever. Danish politician Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday was appointed the European Commission’s executive vice president for digital, as well as the region’s ongoing competition chief. After five years of high-profile investigations and fines against Google, Facebook and Apple, her promotion acknowledges thatContinue Reading