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6:05 PM ET, October 9, 2009

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New York Times:
Obama Says He's ‘Surprised’ and ‘Humbled’ by Nobel Prize  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a surprising honor that came less than nine months …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: He's Becoming Jimmy Carter Faster Than Jimmy Carter Did.  —  I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news.  There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
DNC: Steele And GOP Have Thrown In Their Lot With The Terrorists By Criticizing Obama's Nobel  —  Dems intend to go on the offensive today by holding up Republican criticism of Obama's Nobel as the latest example of Republicans desperately hoping for America's failure, placing it alongside GOP cheer …
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 …
BBC:
Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize  —  US President Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The Nobel Committee said he won it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.  —  The committee highlighted …
Richard Cohen / PostPartisan:
Palin, Vaughn, Rabinowitz Win Awards  —  In a stunning announcement, Millard Fillmore Senior High School chose Shawn Rabinowitz, an incoming junior, as next year's valedictorian.  The award was made, the valedictorian committee announced from Norway of all places, on the basis of …
Discussion: Commentary
Washington Wire:   Steele's Nobel Comments Spark Backlash on the Backlash
Matt Yglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nobel Prize Winner Barack Obama
Discussion: The Plum Line
Sharon Otterman / The Lede:
World Reaction to a Nobel Surprise
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:   White House: Scarborough ‘A-Hole’ For Mocking Nobel
Ruth Marcus / PostPartisan:
A Nobel for a Good Two Weeks?  —  “Mom!” my 12-year-old yelled from the kitchen.
Discussion: Hot Air, Freakonomics and Pajamas Media
James Fallows:
Obama's Nobel remarks: four very skillful paragraphs
Discussion: WhiteHouse.gov Blog
Peter Beinart / Blogs and Stories:
Obama's Nobel Farce
Discussion: Time and Jezebel
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Unexpected Developments  —  It's not the accustomed stance of a writer or blogger.
Discussion: Washington Post
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Meet the People Who Were Passed Over for Obama
William Kristol / PostPartisan:
Not a Parody  —  The magazine I edit, The Weekly Standard, features a Parody each week.
Discussion: Wonkette
CNN:
McCain says Nobel award based on expectations
Discussion: George's Bottom Line
Dan / Riehl World View:
BBC Call: NO FREAKIN' WAY!: Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize. What Now?
Adam Sage / Times of London:
Nuclear engineer from Cern lab arrested for al-Qaeda links  —  French agents have arrested a researcher from Europe's top atomic lab on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda, fuelling fears that terrorists could be targeting the nuclear industry.  —  The 32-year-old man, who was detained along with his brother …
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BBC:
‘Al-Qaeda-link’ Cern worker held
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Broward Republicans go gunning  —  Congressional candidate draws fire for shooting at target bearing rival's initials  —  HALLANDALE BEACH - Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center …
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Ezra Klein:
Bipartisanship Lost  —  I give David Brooks a hard time sometimes, but I really do wish the conservative movement would follow his example.  “If I were in Congress, I'd figure there's an 80 percent chance of something like [the Baucus bill] passing anyway,” he writes.
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