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Daily Links - January 19, 2012


Yesterday’s edition was not aired, in protest of SOPA. Today is January 19. On this date in 1793, King Louis XVI was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death by guillotine. His last words were “Gentlemen, I am innocent of everything of which I am accused. I wish that my blood may be able to cement the happiness of the French,” which is weird because he didn’t even speak English. Here are today’s links, and as always, consider this an Open Thread:

House asks Hillary to testify on Keystone pipeline | Washington Examiner
“‘We have asked already Secretary Clinton to come testify before our Committee next week,’ said committee chair Fred Upton, R-Mich., today. ‘If the president wont say yes, we want to let the American people no (sic) that we will.’”

Canada will look to China to sell its oil | CNN
“But crucially, the statement also said that the prime minister reiterated to President Obama that Canada will continue to work to diversify its energy exports.”

Obamateurism of the Day | Hot Air
“So did Barack Obama bother to tell his re-election campaign that he was going to appoint a budget director who worked at the very same firm that his campaign was demonizing less than ten days earlier? ”

Video: Breitbart TV Searches For South Carolina Youth Vote | Breitbart TV
‘Breitbart TV went to Charleston College to find out what the ‘youth vote’ is looking for in a candidate.’

Today’s Word of the Day comes from Merriam-Webster, and is perfect for campaign season.
fustian (FUSS-chun): noun high-flown or affected writing or speech