Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says SOPA, the proposed anti-piracy act, says piracy's a real issue, but "this is not the right bill." In a U.S. exclusive interview, Wales argued SOPA would cost jobs and threaten sites like his, which will go dark for 24 hours Wednesday in protest of the bill.
Two American survivors of the cruise ship Concordia expressed disgust at the recorded comments of the ship's captain, who stands accused of abandoning ship with people passengers onboard. "With people dying, people panicking... he just up and left the ship," said Joan Fleser on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront. Fleser says children were "being squashed" in the rush to escape the capsized ship.
In a joint interview on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, two freshmen members of Congress–one Republican and one Democrat–vowed to work harder in 2012 to get work done for the country, rather than simply to fight harder along partisan lines. "It's our job to get this country back together," said Rep. Michael Grimm of New York.