We were emailing with a Senate staffer yesterday about the remarkable collapse of the Stop Online Piracy Act, with a Senate stampede away from the legislation that started with a Facebook post from Florida Republican Marco Rubio.
The staffer wrote:
How does [Motion Picture Association of America chief] Chris Dodd justify keeping his over-paid job after today? For that matter, how does any trade association president continue to justify their salary? Speaking with inside perspective, today represented big shift from power of lobbyists to power of media, social networks, and great PR.
- An order from the U.S. Supreme Court means Texas abortion clinics affected by a new state law can stay open while the law is challenged.
- Transgender women can be housed in women's immigrant detention facilities under new guidelines issued today.
- NBC has cut ties with Donald Trump after recent racist remarks about immigrants. He'll no longer appear on "The Apprentice."