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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 ...

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.

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."

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.

Nobel Prize Recognizes Link Between Peace and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

After eight costly years of inaction, the United States has begun to lead. Since taking office, Obama has moved quickly to put climate change near the top of his agenda.

'Obama Doctrine' Praised By Conservatives After Nobel Speech

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives reacted with shock and disdain to President Obama's Nobel prize, and some attacked his speech on Afghanistan before he even delivered it...

Obama Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Obama has given new possibilities to a world that only a year ago was defined by conflict. He's rejected the zero-sum game of the Bush years in favor for respect driven diplomacy.

A Missed Opportunity: Human Rights in Asia

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Healey

Our president is afraid of being seen in public shaking the hand of the Dalai Lama. Publicly acknowledging the Dalai Lama's cause would be type of change I hoped to see when I gave money to Obama's campaign.

Twitter Reacts To Obama Nobel Peace Prize Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Shortly after the announcement that President Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Twitter erupted with congratulations, comments, and concer...

Her? Oh, That's Just Crazy Old Aunt Peg

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellis Weiner

According to Peggy Noonan, Reagan deserved a Nobel because he failed to waste a fortune on a boondoggle that would have made the world less safe. That he failed to win it was "absurd."

Obama's Unusual Nobel Peace Prize Just Right for Unusual Times

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

It's no wonder that the Nobel Committee would want to encourage an embattled U.S. president who is trying to do the right thing. After eight years of recklessness, there's a lot of catch-up to do.

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...

Why Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Is Deserved

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

After eight embarrassing years of reckless cowboy arrogance marred by war, war crimes and human rights abuses, Obama's Nobel Prize symbolizes the beginning of the U.S. return to respectability.

Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Laureate: Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Russnow

It is enormously premature for Obama to be getting this great tribute, which to a certain extent cheapens the prior recipients and the work all of them performed over so many years.

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.

8 Most Outrageous Attacks On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some observers have made reasoned arguments against giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. And others just went crazy. Here's a roundup of t...

Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. The prize has been awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo since 1901, with break...

What Peace Did He Achieve?

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

The Nobel Prize Committee has damaged its credibility by giving the 2009 Prize to Barack Obama. It should have chosen a make-up award from past credible peace makers.

Waiting on the World to Change: A Playlist for Our Nobel Peace Prize-Winning President

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Congratulations, Mr. President. Seriously. Big fan. Big Prize. Here's a celebratory playlist that I really hope will inspire you to keep earning this glittering prize in the days and years to come.

No Doubt Obama Deserves the Nobel!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Isn't the very idea of giving the Nobel Peace Prize to a sitting head of state who makes war ultimately strange? Not if you think that the war in Afghanistan is a just war whose sole aim is peace.