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11:50 AM 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.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gore's Nobel boosts talk of White House run  —  Former Vice President Al Gore Jr. was named joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his environmental activism, likely increasing pressure from his supporters for him to enter the Democratic race for the White House.
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 …
Washington Post:
Gore, U.N. Body Win Nobel Peace Prize  —  Former vice president Al Gore and a United Nations panel that monitors climate change were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for their work educating the world about global warming and advocating for political action to control it.
Gore shares Nobel Peace Prize with U.N. panel  —  (CNN) — Former Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to raise awareness about global warming.  —  In a statement, Gore said he was …
Walter Gibbs / New York Times:
Gore and U.N. Panel Win Peace Prize  —  The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Al Gore, the former American vice president, and to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their work to alert the world to the threat of global warming.
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
I am deeply honored  —  I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  This award is even more meaningful because I have the honor of sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — the world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding …
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge …
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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Mondale to endorse Clinton
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Gore ignores calls for '08 White House bid
Discussion: ABC News, ABCNEWS and MSNBC
New York Times:
Watchdog of C.I.A. Is Subject of C.I.A. Inquiry  —  The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, has ordered an unusual internal inquiry into the work of the agency's inspector general, whose aggressive investigations of the C.I.A.'s detention and interrogation programs …
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
CIA investigates conduct of its inspector general
Discussion: At-Largely and D-Day
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Sliming Graeme Frost  —  Two weeks ago, the Democratic response to President Bush's weekly radio address was delivered by a 12-year-old, Graeme Frost.  Graeme, who along with his sister received severe brain injuries in a 2004 car crash and continues to need physical therapy …
Greg Ip / Wall Street Journal:
Income-Inequality Gap Widens  —  Boom in Financial Markets  —  Parallels Rise in Share  —  For Wealthiest Americans  —  The richest Americans' share of national income has hit a postwar record, surpassing the highs reached in the 1990s bull market, and underlining the divergence …
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 …
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.
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