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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 ...

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."

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 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...

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 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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.