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8:25 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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Jesse Walker / Reason:
How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize  —  Al Gore did it—you can too!  —  In the last decade, Al Gore has won the triple crown: an Oscar, a Nobel Peace Prize, and (this is disputed) Florida.  Now, winning an Oscar is hard—you usually have to pretend to be handicapped, or speak …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily and The Lede
CNN:
CNN.com readers sound off on Gore, Nobel
Discussion: The Corner and Angry Bear
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
Michelle Malkin:
Question for grown-ups: Who deserves government-subsidized health insurance?  —  Update 7:45pm Eastern.  BitsBlog wonders: … Grown-up meanie Mark Steyn boils it down: "...a two-property three-car family does not demonstrate the need for entitlement expansion."
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Deacon / Power Line:
"MEANIES," "HYPOCRITES," AND THE INFANTILIZATION OF POLITICS  —  The infantilization of American politics is nearly complete.  Exhibit A is the Democrats' use of a 12 year-old to give the party's radio address.  Exhibt B is much of what E.J. Dionne writes.  —  These exhibits come together in Dionne's latest column.
The Corner:
A meanie writes
Discussion: Left in the West
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Former Top General in Iraq Faults White House  —  In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration's handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was "living a nightmare with no end in sight."
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Associated Press:   Ex-general: Iraq `nightmare' for US
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 …
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Associated Press Is Outdone In Accuracy By...Fox News!  —  Updated below.  —  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 …
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
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE WEST WING...:
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 …
Discussion: Solomonia
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.
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Rep. Ron Paul / Washington Post:
ARTS & LIVING CITY GUIDE
Discussion: MSNBC and Reason Magazine
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.
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 …
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."
Richard Newcomb / NewsBusters.org:
USS Cole Anniversary Today: Media Silent  —  On this day in the year 2000, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole was attacked by Islamic terrorists associated with Osama bin Laden's al-Quaeda group.  Today is the seventh anniversary of that attack.  Seventeen American sailors were killed …
The Atlantic Online:
This Is Mean, Unfair, And Amusing  —  But people, as in voters, pick up on it:
Discussion: theGarance.com
 
 
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Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
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The Atlantic Online:
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