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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Bad News! Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The neoconservatives will trumpet this as the ultimate evidence of Obama being a socialist, embraced by notoriously socialist Norway.

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.

Obama's Nobel Speech: Wyatt Earp Does Mother Teresa

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Yourgrau

I scanned Obama's text for invocations of democratic consent from the Afghan people for more troops, more compassionate war. Isn't this supposed to be part of our mix here? But no luck.

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'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.

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.

Nobel Jury Defends Obama Decision

AP | IAN MacDOUGALL and KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — One judge noted with surprise that President Barack Obama "didn't look particularly happy" at being named the Nobel Peace Prize laureate....

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 Peace Prize Hailed From Europe To Kenya

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The choice of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize was cheered Friday by a global chorus from European leaders to minibus p...

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.

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.