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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 ...

Nobel Peace Prize Gets Record 237 Nominations

AP | IAN MacDOUGALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — The committee that selects the Nobel Peace Prize winner will consider a record 237 nominations for the 2010 award, a Nobel official said ...

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.

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.

M.I.A. on Obama Peace Prize: He Should Give It Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

M.I.A. has never been afraid to be controversial. A member of the Tamil ethnic group, her positions against the Sri Lankan government have often resul...

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.

GOP Pisses Off World; Wins Prize!

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

While bestowing laurels upon Obama may strike some as premature, what is long overdue are the consequences for the right's assault on reason and sanity, consequences which have a satisfying irony.

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?

Why Obama Deserves His Nobel

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

What truly deserving champion of peace did the Nobel committee slight this year in the process? None to my knowledge.

'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...

The Nobel Peace Prize: Calling a Truce, at Least for a Day

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

President Barack Obama. The Nobel Peace Prize. Wow. Already? After determining that we are still in 2009 and I hadn't pulled a Rip Van Winkle, I then wondered if I was reading the title correctly.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize: President Picks Up His Award

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — Newly enshrined among the world's great peacemakers, President Barack Obama offered a striking defense of war. Eleven months into his pre...

Yes, You Can Oppose Obama's Nobel Prize, Be Progressive, Disagree With the GOP - and Not Be a Terrorist

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sirota

The Nobel committee has become one (at least this year) that values celebrified politics over everything else. Obama's fame - not his actual policy or record - is what is being honored here.

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's Peace Prize: The World Bets on America

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter M. Shane

It seems a safe bet that, in choosing President Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Committee wanted to send a larger message. As I read it, that message is, "America, we need you."

Why Obama Should Not Have Received the Peace Prize -- Yet

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Giving the Peace Prize to the President before any of his goals have been attained only underscores the paradox of Obama at this early stage of his presidency.

Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Not Being George Bush

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Wallechinsky

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, citing "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen in...

Barack's Nobel: A Symbolic Gesture of Hope to the World's Youth

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Atran

The award of the Peace Prize to Obama is a symbolic gesture to youth all over the developing world who have a new hero. Perhaps the ability to simply inspire hope now indeed merits a Nobel.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize Reaction

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We've rounded up reactions to Obama's surprising Nobel Peace Prize awarded Friday morning. Here are the collected thoughts of world leaders, journali...

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

AP | KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OSLO — The announcement drew gasps of surprise and cries of too much, too soon. Yet President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday b...

After the Peace Prize, Give War a Chance

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Afghanistan represents the opportunity for Obama to serve the American people brilliantly and, along the way, demonstrate that he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

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.