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And The Other Shoe Drops of the Day: Shortly after news broke that the PIPA test vote scheduled for Tuesday was being postponed indefinitely, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took to Twitter to announce that voting on the bill's congressional sibling SOPA was also being postponed.

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Jared Polis,Lamar Smith,SOPA,The Internet Is For Porn
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The Internet Is For Freedom of the Day: One of the more inspired maneuvers used by anti-SOPA lawmakers to try and stymie their near-invincible opponents during yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was attempted by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), who introduced an amendment excluding "pornography" from SOPA's protection [pdf].

The genius of it was that the bill's supporters,

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