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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 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.

Sweden, Norway Slam Iran For Threats Against Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian officials said Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma confiscated by Iran from laureate Shirin Ebadi hav...

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.

Obama's Nobel: Paris and Berlin

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The different national responses to the Nobel award shed some light on what may be the reaction when it dawns on people that Obama is not the long awaited American messiah.

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.

President Obama's Noble Nobel Prize

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

This award is based on the hope that Obama will achieve real progress in advancing diplomacy rather than confrontation around the globe. And to some degree, he already has.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Sean Penn Visits Hugo Chavez, Talks Politics And Obama's Nobel Prize

AP | RACHEL JONES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said he met privately with actor Sean Penn on Wednesday, and that the Oscar-winning celebrity may fil...

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.

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.

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 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?

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.