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1:15 PM ET, October 10, 2009

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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT?.... Yesterday's White House press briefing was pretty lively, with, as one might imagine, plenty of questions about the Nobel Peace Prize.  CBS News' Chip Reid's interests stood out, but not in a good way.  (via BarbinMD)  —  Reid said, “I mean …
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Spectator:
Some facts appear to be more sacred than others at the Guardian  —  Here is a little quiz.  The Guardian has posted up a list here of everyone who has won the Nobel Peace Prize since its inception.  —  Q: Which three names are omitted from the Guardian list ( even though they do appear …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
For Presidency in Search of Success, Nobel Adds a Twist  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is given to big events at big moments, replete with stirring speeches, lofty backdrops and stadium-size crowds.  —  But when Mr. Obama walked into the Rose Garden on Friday morning …
CNN:
State Dept. on Nobel: ‘Better to be thrown accolades than shoes’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - “Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  That's the take of Hillary Clinton's State Department …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Reactions Similar Only in Their Intensity  —  The new winner of the Nobel Peace Prize walked out of his house just after 11 a.m., dressed handsomely in a dark suit and a classic blue tie.  He descended a marble staircase into a manicured garden, flowers in full bloom, and stepped up to a podium on a perfect autumn day.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Fox News:
State Department Lauds Obama's Nobel Peace Prize by Making Jab at Bush  —  In a clear dig at former president George W. Bush, the State Department lauded President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award by saying it's better for the U.S. to have “accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  FOXNews.com
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Jihad Watch
Totus / Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog:
That's Nobel-Prize Winning Teleprompter to You ...
Discussion: American Power
Diane Marie Amann / The Huffington Post:   Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize
Jesse Lee / WhiteHouse.gov Blog:
Building a World that “Gives Life to the Promise of Our Founding Documents”
Paul Hudson / BBC:
Hot and cold  —  This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.  —  But it is true.  For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
Jim Demint / Wall Street Journal:
What I Heard in Honduras  —  Our ambassador is the only person I met there who thinks there was a ‘coup.’ Let's release the State Department legal analysis.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Tegucigalpa  —  In the last three months, much has been made of a supposed military “coup” …
Michelle Marsh / CBSAtlanta.com:
Restaurant Sign Attacking Obama Sparks Race Debate  —  Restaurant Owner Opposes Obama Healthcare Plan  —  TEMPLE, Ga. — When you walk into the Georgia Peach Oyster Bar in Paulding County, you feel like you've walked into a different era.  —  Behind the pool tables stands a mannequin …
Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
New Rule: Everyone deserves equal rights.  That's why they're called “equal” and “rights.”  Tomorrow night President Obama will speak before a gay rights group, and on Sunday there will be a massive gay rally in Washington, or as I call it, the Million Mo March.
Discussion: Lean Left
Gateway Pundit:
Charles Krauthammer: Liberal Ascendancy Has Set Us On a Course for Decline (Video)  —  “The new liberalism is rooted in the conviction that America is so intrinsically flawed, so inherently and congenitally sinful that it cannot be trusted with, and does not merit, the possession of overarching world power.”
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Sotomayor Puts Stamp on a Day at Court  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor may be new, but she is not shy.  She quickly established herself this week as a significant force in Supreme Court arguments, asking clipped, pointed and sometimes impatient questions.
 
 
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