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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 ...

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.

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 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 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.

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.