Sen. Harry Reid

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) heard what he wanted to hear from Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission chairman nominee, and lifted his hold on his nomination, clearing the way for a vote.

Reid Postpones PIPA Vote; Smith Postpones SOPA Markup

Chalk up another big win for the Internet companies and their online protest against controversial anti-piracy bills. Both PIPA and SOPA are now on hold in Congress, giving lawmakers more time to work out a compromise between Silcon Valley and Hollywood.

In Wake of Internet Storm, Lawmakers Pull Support for Anti-Piracy Bills

A number of lawmakers that formerly supported SOPA and PIPA pulled their support from the two bills Wednesday as tens of thousands of Internet websites staged the biggest protest in the Web's history.

Revenge of the Nerds: Websites Go Dark in Protest of Piracy Bills

If you go to Wikipedia today, be forewarned. The free online encyclopedia, along with more than 7,000 others such as Reddit, Mozilla and Wordpress, are blacked out in protest of two bills aimed at cracking down on foreign websites that infringe on U.S. intellectual property.