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3:50 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 …
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 …
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.
CNN:
Al Gore's Nobel prize splits opinion
Discussion: Angry Bear and AMERICAblog
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
I am deeply honored
Iain Murray / The Corner:
Who Else Should Al Gore Share the Prize With?
Discussion: Think Progress and The Talent Show
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Gore, honored by Nobel, mum on any candidacy
Discussion: The Politico
Michelle Malkin:
White House praises Gore for Nobel Peace Prize
Discussion: Orcinus and Crooks and Liars
Little Green Footballs:
Goracle Shares Prize with UN
Discussion: Spiegel Online
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...
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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 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.
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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The Atlantic Online:
Who Cares Why?  —  Related to the inequality post below …
Discussion: FP Passport and Cato-at-liberty
Martin Kramer / Sandbox:
Our sorcery exposed!  —  The neocon conspiracy embedded in the Giuliani campaign, of which I am a part, is most devious.  One of our occult powers is our ability to assume the physical traits of one another.  This makes it much easier to elude our pursuers.
Discussion: Solomonia
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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
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.
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."
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
Sources: CIA legal official quit in protest over "enhanced interrogations"  —  Well over a year ago I reported on a brewing revolt within the CIA over the Bush Administration's use of renditions, "enhanced interrogation" techniques (otherwise known as torture) and other tough tactics employed in the "war on terrorism."
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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 …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Hamiltonian Ground  —  Alexander Hamilton was an ambitious young striver and created an economy where people like him could rise and succeed.  He used government to rouse the energies of the merchant class, to widen the circle of property owners and to dissolve the constraints on commerce and mobility.
Lorie Byrd / Townhall.com:
How to Lose in 2008 and Beyond  —  Everyone seems to have an idea about why the GOP did so poorly in the 2006 elections and appears on track to have a pretty tough go of it ahead in 2008.  —  The Democrats think the GOP lost because George Bush is an extreme right wing religious fanatic …
 
 
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