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11:35 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Eric Pooley / Time:
Gore Wins the Nobel.  But Will He Run?  —  For the past year, Al Gore has gone about his considerable business without showing much interest in running for president.  While picking up an Oscar and an Emmy, publishing a very smart book and playing host at a global concert for the planet, he's never done more than tease the idea.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Mondale to endorse Clinton  —  Former Vice President Walter Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, is planning to endorse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned.  —  Mondale's endorsement could prove especially valuable in Iowa, which borders his home state of Minnesota.
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 …
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.
Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
Up close and personal with Sen. Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Firedoglake and Los Angeles Times
Nobel likely to increase pressure on Gore to run
Discussion: New York Magazine
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Gore ignores calls for '08 White House bid
Discussion: ABC News, ABCNEWS and MSNBC
Bill Neikirk / The Swamp:
Al Gore wins the Nobel, campaign draft calling
Discussion: Dumb Ox Daily News
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Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
CIA investigates conduct of its inspector general
Discussion: D-Day
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 …
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 …
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 …
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