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6:15 PM ET, October 12, 2007

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Doug Mellgren / Associated Press:
Gore, U.N. body win Nobel Peace Prize  —  OSLO, Norway - Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
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CNN Political Ticker:
Source: Gore thinks Clinton unstoppable  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.  —  But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
On Gore  —  First, before any other yapping and commentary, a big congratulations to Al Gore.  —  There are several layers of irony and poetic justice wrapped into this honor.  The first is that the greatest step for world peace would simply have been for Gore not to have had the presidency stolen from him in November 2000.
Discussion: The Opinion Mill
Damian Thompson / Telegraph:
What has Al Gore done for world peace?  —  Today we will learn whether Al Gore has won the Nobel peace prize.  As someone who cares passionately about climate change, I'll be saying a little prayer.  That he doesn't win, of course.  —  The former US Vice-President has already taken …
CNN:   CNN.com readers sound off on Gore, Nobel
USA Today:
The Enron whistle-blower who wasn't  —  Lynn Brewer …
Discussion: Wizbang and Cold Fury
Michelle Malkin:
White House praises Gore for Nobel Peace Prize
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Orcinus
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Prize Caps Year of Highs for Gore
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE WEST WING...:
Michelle Malkin:
Question for grown-ups: Who deserves government-subsidized health insurance?  —  This question is for grown-ups only: Who deserves government-subsidized health insurance?  —  What if I told you I drove these three cars (photos are showroom models):  —  A Volvo SUV...  A GMC Suburban...
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Associated Press Is Outdone In Accuracy By...Fox News!  —  It's a very sad day for a reputable news organization when it finds itself badly outdone on accuracy by Fox News, but that's exactly what happened to the Associated Press today.  —  The AP is running with a story right now that strains …
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Greg B. Smith / NY Daily News:
Prosecutors expected to file charges against Bernard Kerik  —  Bernard Kerik's legal nightmare is about to get worse, with federal prosecutors expected to file charges against the former police commissioner that will likely include allegations of bribery, tax fraud and obstruction of justice, the Daily News has learned.
Daniel Pipes Weblog:
Newsweek's Jaw-Dropping Erratum  —  The editor of Newsweek has added a remarkable erratum to the sidebar to a nasty article by Michael Hirsh about the Giuliani campaign, "Would You Buy a Used Hawk From This Man?"  First, here is the sidebar: … The subsequent correction warrants a place in Guinness World Records.
Discussion: The Corner
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Martin Kramer / Sandbox:   Our sorcery exposed!  —  The neocon conspiracy embedded …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The GOP's 20% Problem  —  How do candidates distance themselves from Bush without alienating his die-hards?  —  Fred Thompson gives "a very incoherent and not very concise stump speech," peaked months ago, and is the campaign's "biggest dud."  Mitt Romney has "an authenticity problem"; he is "almost too mechanical about the issues."
The Atlantic Online:
Who Cares Why?  —  Related to the inequality post below, one thing that bugs me about the way liberals often approach these issues is a tendency to get bogged down into picayune controversies about exactly why inequality has exploded.  Was it the skill-biased technological change?
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CNBC.com:
An Open Letter to the Ron Paul Faithful  —  Editor's Note:  —  Dear folks,  —  You guys are good.  Real good.  You are truly a force on World Wide Web and I tip my hat to you.  —  That's based on my first hand experience of your work regarding our CNBC Republican candidate debate.
Jim Wallis / Beliefnet:
Dinner with the Antichrist  —  Last evening I attended a reception and dinner in Washington for evangelical Christian leaders, which is not an unusual event here.  But the topic and, especially, the main speaker would seem highly unusual to many.  The event, called "A Global Leaders Forum …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Great Navigator  —  Bill Clinton's greatest domestic achievement, aside from abolishing welfare, was free trade.  The crown jewel was the North American Free Trade Agreement.  He got that through Congress over sustained union opposition in 1993.  Monday, Sen. Hillary Clinton proposed …
Tim Lambert / Deltoid:
An 'error' is not the same thing as an error  —  A UK High Court judge has rejected a lawsuit by political activist Stuart Dimmock to ban the showing of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth in British schools.  Justice Burton agreed that … There were nine points where Burton decided …
Scott Horton / Harper's:
WaPo's Continuing Editorial Slide  —  I am a compulsive reader of the New Yorker and of the magazine's deep ranks of talent, there are few more gifted writers and editors than Rick Hertzberg.  In a recent interview in Radar, Hertzberg offers some surprising perspectives.
Discussion: The Washington Note and Salon
 
 
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