I'm quite sure most people here know how hooked up I have been about the whole CISPA issue and its CSA counterpart (basically since early April.) In a grand fashion that can only happen in the Senate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Civil Liberties Groups somehow made a strange combination and the bill was filibustered and amended (both related and unrelated to the bill) to death. There is still a chance that an awful bill will get past as it seems they were hellbent on passing something even though it would bring unintended negative consequences.
There is more than a few things that concern me, and that is an EO that occurred early in July while being unnoticed. That EO may have essentially done a bit of what Congress couldn't do. In the case of an emergency, it'll allow for an internet kill-switch and also allow the government to take over communications in case of that emergency. Or at least, that is the jest of part of the EO.
So... I'm holding my breath (not as tightly as I first found this mess.)
ICANN is keeping the reigns on the internet, not the stupid U.N.
We have unlikely allies on Congress (whether they are fighting just for reelection for fighting for the long term.)
The internet is beginning to look like a political force for the long term.
Tweets, facebooking, e-mails, calls, and internet action on the part of your reps do do something (maybe not for my two senators)
ACTA is dead, and CETA is alive
The TPP is still going on.
The media industry is trying to create the IPAA.