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12:35 PM ET, October 9, 2009

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New York Times:
In Surprise, Nobel Peace Prize to Obama for Diplomacy  —  OSLO — President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a stunning honor that came less than nine months after Mr. Obama …
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Nobelprize.org:
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.  The Committee has attached special importance …
Michael Binyon / Times of London:
Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize  —  The award of this year's Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
DNC official: GOP siding with terrorists  —  A top Democratic National Committee official reacted furiously to a statement from Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele mocking — and describing as “unfortunate” — President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.  —  “The Republican Party has thrown …
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize  —  Turn it down!  Say he hasn't had the time yet to accomplish what he wants to accomplish.  Result: He gets at least the same amount of glory—and helps solve his narcissism problem and his Fred Armisen ('What's he done?') problem …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Limbaugh: ‘Greater embarrassment’ than losing Olympics  —  Conservatives pounced on the the Nobel Prize committee's decision to award President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, with talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh calling it a “greater embarrassment” than losing the Olympics.
Washington Post:
President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize  —  President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his work to improve international diplomacy and rid the world of nuclear weapons — a stunning decision to celebrate a figure virtually unknown in the world before he launched his presidential campaign nearly three years ago.
Reuters:
Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize  —  OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” with his work for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons.  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama's Nobel Peace Prize  —  (updated below)  —  When I saw this morning's top New York Times headline — “Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize” — I had the same immediate reaction which I'm certain many others had: this was some kind of bizarre Onion gag that got accidentally transposed onto …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
But Should He Turn It Down?  —  At Slate, John Dickerson writes that the Nobel committee shouldn't have awarded the prize to Obama, and Mickey Kaus urges Obama to turn it down.  Kaus's reasoning is politics: Obama's narcissism problem — Kaus's bolds — will be exacerbated.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Unexpected Developments  —  It's not the accustomed stance of a writer or blogger.  But this one does have me at something of a loss for words.  I notice the condemnation of the Taliban, the edged snark of the superciliati.  But I also see Ana Marie Cox's first-off Twitter …
Discussion: Washington Post
Dan / Riehl World View:
BBC Call: NO FREAKIN' WAY!:  Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize  —  Update 2: Just came in email after a lively phone chat with the BBC producer: … Sometimes these things don't come off for whatever reason.  But if it does, I'll be on the BBC TV network discussing the award with some folks from around the globe.
Michael Russnow / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Laureate: Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?  —  I am generally a supporter of Barack Obama.  I voted for him and campaigned in print for his election.  However, as I turned on CNN early this morning and saw the news that he'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize …
Richard Cohen / PostPartisan:
Palin, Vaughn, Rabinowitz Win Awards
Discussion: Washington Wire and Commentary
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
DNC: Steele And GOP Have Thrown In Their Lot With The Terrorists …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Obama accepts Nobel Prize
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Meet the People Who Were Passed Over for Obama
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Jacob Heilbrunn / The Huffington Post:   President Obama's Noble Nobel Prize
John Podhoretz / Commentary:   The Michael Moore of Oslo
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
White House: Scarborough ‘A-Hole’ For Mocking Nobel
Discussion: Villainous Company and Hot Air
Sharon Otterman / The Lede:
World Reaction to a Nobel Surprise
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   NOBEL ANNOUNCEMENT.... President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize seems …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Obama, the Nobel Prize and What It All Means
Amber Bellaire / Globe and Mail:
Who were the Nobel nominees?
Discussion: All American Blogger
William Kristol / PostPartisan:
Not a Parody  —  The magazine I edit, The Weekly Standard, features a Parody each week.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
PRESIDENT OBAMA WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.... I didn't even know he'd been nominated.
Discussion: Financial Times
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize. What Now?
Scott / Power Line:
A peace prize for hope
 
 
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