Execs from Google, Facebook and other companies made their plea during a White House meeting.
Senate Democrats raised concerns with the leading Senate patent reform bill on Tuesday.
During a hearing on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act — authored by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) — members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said that they worry certain patent reform proposals could limit the court system and harm patent holders looking to bring legitimate lawsuits.
The FCC is legally required to review its media ownership rules every four years. The commission is already three years behind on completing the 2010 review, which is now expected to be folded into the 2014 review.
"Only the Supreme Court can resolve the question on the constitutionality," she said.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) pushed his patent reform bill Tuesday and called the bill's opponents “disgraceful.”
In a heated moment during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on patent reform, Schumer pushed for his provision, which would make it easier to challenge vague and broad software patents.
Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, will soon take the reins at HealthCare.gov.
Snowden said he is willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying, but needs asylum to do so.
Other top trending names were Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein.
Critics of the National Security Agency on Capitol Hill are applauding Monday's court decision that the agency's sweeping collection of records on all U.S. phone calls is likely unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the data collection is likely an illegal search under the Fourth Amendment, but he put his order to end the program on hold.
Lawmakers argue that the ruling shows the need for their legislation to limit the NSA's power.
Chinese hackers reportedly struck when the commission was at a near standstill.