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Obama Jokes About His Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

President Obama took a brief moment during an ambitious speech about energy on Wednesday to simultaneously praise a colleague and drop a bit of self-d...

Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Didn't Deserve The Nobel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said over the weekend that President Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he received in 2009. "He had...

Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to "Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," according to ...

On the Politics of Giving and Receiving -- Obama and the Peace Prize

MJR Montoya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJR Montoya

During the Nobel ceremonies, President Obama should graciously re-gift the prize, and he should instead recast it as recognition of those who have suffered through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nobel Prize Snubs: Which Great People Never Won?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize has inspired a new wave of history-seekers to look into the prize. Who's won and who h...

Nobel Honors America, Not Only Obama

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

It is rare for nations to honor another nation for seeking to lead them, but that it what this award means. It is a tribute to the President but even more to our country.

Obama's Nobel More Deserved Than Teddy Roosevelt's?

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Bradley

Theodore Roosevelt won the Peace Prize for bringing the Russians and Japanese to the negotiating table to end the bloody Russo-Japanese War. In fact, Roosevelt did little to abet peace.

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.

On Obama's Noble Peace Prize: Missed Peace Opportunities in the Mideast

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Obama has gained a great deal of popularity in and outside the U.S.. If he was to run for President elsewhere beyond the States, people would replace their old rulers with him in a heartbeat.

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.

Taliban Condemns Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

AFP | Waheedullah Massoud | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (AFP) The Taliban Friday condemned Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, saying rather than bring peace to Afghanistan he had boosted troop numbers ...

Nobel Obama, Noble Gandhi ... and These Ignoble Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vamsee Juluri

It may be true that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promise rather than achievement, but let us not forget that there is at least one point on which he has already proven himself -- civility.

President Obama's Noble Nobel Prize

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

This award is based on the hope that Obama will achieve real progress in advancing diplomacy rather than confrontation around the globe. And to some degree, he already has.

I Accept Your Peace Prize: An Open Letter to the Nobel Committee

Noam Biale | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noam Biale

This year's prize is a recognition not just of nine months of leadership, but of a generation of civil rights struggle that culminated in November's election.

Shocking Decision: American Electorate Wins Nobel Peace Prize!

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leah McElrath

The Nobel Committee's message to the American people is clear: thank you for showing us that our worst fears about your country were not true.

The Real Reason Obama Deserves the Nobel Win

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

The impact of Obama's election stretches far beyond even what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "fierce urgency of now." It goes beyond race and beyond policy issues.

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...

Bill Clinton Must Wonder -- Where's Mine?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Not even as towering an ego as Clinton expected to win it while a sitting president, as Wilson and Roosevelt had, but not even they came close to winning it before they had spent a year in the White House.

Oslo's Calling

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

What worries me is, what kind of message are we sending kids? Bomb the Moon. Win a Peace Prize. You know what's next. People are going to want to bomb Mars. Just to see what happens.

Back and Forth on the Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

"Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and now President Obama, got their awards for political reasons ... mostly a Scandinavian attempt to embarrass George Bush."

Obama Nobel for Being Good not Great Man

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

Obama sets an example for the rest of us 40-something guys looking in the mirror asking ourselves those difficult questions how to move forward.

Peace and Politics

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

My first thought on hearing the news was to rejoice. My second thought was anticipation of the squeals, whines and bellyaches that America's extreme wrong-wing noisemakers invariably shriek.

Obama's Nobel Is a Boomerang

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Triana

The Nobel may not be a ruthless, unjustified political act after all. Who will now stop the Right 's campaign to belittle and ridicule the Peace Prize as nothing more than a Leftish cabal?

Dear Mr. President: Make This a Real Peace Prize

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Peace begins with those who have the power to make peace. Obama stands in a unique position in this regard. We've turned the corner from Bush's belligerence, but avowing peace isn't the same as action.

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huffington Post

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize early Friday morning, and HuffPost bloggers have offered opinions that range from skeptical to angry to adulatory.