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Obama Nobel Peace Prize

Obama's Norway Snub Upsets A Country On High Security Alert

GlobalPost | Gwladys Fouche | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- Military and police helicopters buzzed the skies above Oslo, armed police officers stood at street corners and a ground-to-air missile...

Conservatives and Off-Base Lefties: Can You Top This?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

Obama stunned the world by reaching out to Islam -- not from Washington, not by way of TV or the Internet -- no, he traveled to Egypt and spoke to Islam as he would speak to us. And who topped that this year?

The Nobel Prize Committee May Have Done Obama More Harm Than Good

Lisa Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gans

For those who wish to undermine the president, this award will prove a fertile talking point for raising questions about whether he will prove to be more about optics or substance.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize (PHOTOS): President, First Lady In Oslo

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama arrived in Oslo Thursday to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first sitting president in 90 years, and just the thir...

Obama Sweeps Nobel Prizes

Peter Owen Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter Owen Nelson

After President Obama was awarded the Peace Prize, I received an invitation from Chairman Jagland of the Nobel Prize Committee to live-blog their proceedings.

Obama Nobel Prize A Disaster, "No Upside," "The Damage Is Done" Says Morning Joe Crew (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cast of "Morning Joe" Friday tried valiantly to find any possible good in President Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. They failed, but they...

Obama's Nobel Events Snubs Judged 'Impolite' By Majority Of Norwegians

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A majority of Norwegians consider "impolite" US President Barack Obama's decision to snub parts of the official Nobel Peace Prize programme in Oslo th...

The Case for Barack Obama

Charles Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Perez

As Michelle Obama once warned critics, "Don't ever underestimate my husband." Maybe we shouldn't. Obama is playing a big game. His biggest challenge will come in righting the economy.

The Nobel Peace Award Is Not Given for What One Has Done, But Hopefully for What One Will Do

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Kiss

May the American people see this gift of change and work to help President Obama rebuild a nation once loved and now destroyed by the lies of the past.

The Benefits of Ambivalence: Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Henne

President Obama's rhetoric in his Nobel acceptance speech was as powerful as ever. Obama pointed to the importance of striving for peace, and attempted to justify US involvement in Afghanistan.

The Nobel Prize With an Asterisk

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

Better to call this prize, as many have, including the Nobel committee, an aspirational award -- the committee expressing its own audacity of hope.

Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

Some are questioning the decision to give the award a scant nine months after the onset of Obama's Presidency. Such questions ignore just how much Obama and his administration have accomplished in that short time.

Eyes on the Prize -- A New Nobel for a New World

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Obama's detractors don't seem to understand that the Nobel Committee has offered not a false Medal of Distinguished Service to a green recruit, but a powerful weapon to a talented cadet eager to take to the battlefield.

Sam Stein

Limbaugh On Obama Nobel Prize: I Agree With Taliban In Bashing The President | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative lament over Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is quickly becoming a sight to behold. On his radio show just now, Rush ...

Left, Right & Center: Nobel Speech, Bank Bonuses, Health Care, Blackwater and the CIA

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Obama's muscular moralism? Irreconcilable concepts? A new direction? LRC weighs in on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susanna Speier

Who else in power/ Rallied throngs worldwide to work/ For peace and justice

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Is a Huge Stretch

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

I have to think that privately Obama scratched his head and wondered, why me?

The Nobel Obama

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Following in the rhetorical wake of Barack Obama is like being the clean-up crew after the Imperial cavalry have passed. A disagreeable but necessary duty in the interests of public health.

Nobel (Sur)Prize: Words Matter

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Reading the near unanimous commentary about how Obama didn't really deserve this reward reminded me of those who doubted the candidacy of a young Senator who was "articulate" but had few accomplishments.

WTF? Obama Gets the Nobel Peace Prize?

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

One can only hope (ah, that intoxicating word!) that President Obama will take his award seriously, and will use his new status as official man of peace to actually bring peace.

President Obama, Find Peace Through Truth

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

What better way for Obama to begin his labors of peace on the world stage than by impaneling a Truth Commission to investigate the wrongdoings of the Bush administration regarding their pre-emptive war with Iraq?

The Making of a Quagmire

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

A word of caution to the president: The distance between being a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and perilously stuck in a quagmire is a nebulous one. There are no signs posted to inform you when you've arrived at the quagmire.

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize Speech: Oslo Prepares For President's Arrival (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He's coming to collect the Peace Prize, but the visit may not be entirely peaceful. When President Obama arrives in Oslo Thursday to accept his Nobe...

Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?