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11:20 PM ET, October 9, 2009

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
DNC official: GOP siding with terrorists  —  A top Democratic National Committee official reacted furiously to a statement from Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele mocking — and describing as “unfortunate” — President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.  —  “The Republican Party has thrown …
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New York Times:
Obama Says He's ‘Surprised’ and ‘Humbled’ by Nobel Prize  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a surprising honor that came less than nine months …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama's Nobel Peace Prize  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  When I saw this morning's top New York Times headline — “Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize” — I had the same immediate reaction which I'm certain many others had: this was some kind of bizarre Onion gag that got accidentally transposed onto …
James Fallows:
Obama's Nobel remarks: four very skillful paragraphs  —  Six months ago I mentioned that it would be hard to improve on Barack Obama's impromptu press conference answer as to whether he believed in such a thing as “American exceptionalism.”  I think the same is true of his remarks this morning about the Nobel Peace Prize.
CNN:
State Dept. on Nobel: ‘Better to be thrown accolades than shoes’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - “Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  That's the take of Hillary Clinton's State Department …
Nobelprize.org:
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.  The Committee has attached special importance …
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: He's Becoming Jimmy Carter Faster Than Jimmy Carter Did.  —  I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news.  There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period.
Washington Wire:
Steele's Nobel Comments Spark Backlash on the Backlash  —  Susan Davis reports on the Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The only thing fiercer than Republican National Committee chairman's reaction to President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is the backlash it's prompting—even within the GOP …
Michael Binyon / Times of London:
Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize  —  The award of this year's Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
DNC: Steele And GOP Have Thrown In Their Lot With The Terrorists By Criticizing Obama's Nobel  —  Dems intend to go on the offensive today by holding up Republican criticism of Obama's Nobel as the latest example of Republicans desperately hoping for America's failure, placing it alongside GOP cheer …
Totus / Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog:
That's Nobel-Prize Winning Teleprompter to You ...  Wow.  What I can I say.  Wow.  I'm honored.  Clearly Big Guy - who can't stop dancing on the bed up in the residence right now, by the way - won this award for his speeches.  I mean, after nominating himself for the Nobel Prize for Peace …
Discussion: American Power
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Limbaugh: ‘Greater embarrassment’ than losing Olympics  —  Conservatives pounced on the the Nobel Prize committee's decision to award President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, with talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh calling it a “greater embarrassment” than losing the Olympics.
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize  —  Turn it down!  Say he hasn't had the time yet to accomplish what he wants to accomplish.  Result: He gets at least the same amount of glory—and helps solve his narcissism problem and his Fred Armisen ('What's he done?') problem …
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Diane Marie Amann / The Huffington Post:   Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize
David A. Graham / Newsweek Blogs:
Obama Not First Surprising Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Seven Controversial Recipients
Richard Cohen / PostPartisan:
Palin, Vaughn, Rabinowitz Win Awards
Discussion: Washington Wire and Coyote Blog
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
Should Obama accept the Nobel peace prize?
Washington Post:
President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
William Kristol / PostPartisan:
Not a Parody  —  The magazine I edit, The Weekly Standard, features a Parody each week.
Discussion: Wonkette
Peter Beinart / Blogs and Stories:
Obama's Nobel Farce
Discussion: Time
Matt Yglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nobel Prize Winner Barack Obama
Discussion: The Plum Line
Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Broward Republicans go gunning  —  Congressional candidate draws fire for shooting at target bearing rival's initials  —  HALLANDALE BEACH - Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center …
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Adam Sage / Times of London:
Nuclear engineer from Cern lab arrested for al-Qaeda links  —  French agents have arrested a researcher from Europe's top atomic lab on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda, fuelling fears that terrorists could be targeting the nuclear industry.  —  The 32-year-old man, who was detained along with his brother …
Discussion: Telegraph, Atlas Shrugs and Hot Air
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BBC:
‘Al-Qaeda-link’ Cern worker held
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Ezra Klein:
Bipartisanship Lost  —  I give David Brooks a hard time sometimes, but I really do wish the conservative movement would follow his example.  “If I were in Congress, I'd figure there's an 80 percent chance of something like [the Baucus bill] passing anyway,” he writes.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Baucus Conundrum  —  The longer the health care debate goes on …
Discussion: The New Republic
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Rep. Steve King: Matthew Shepard's Sexual Orientation Had Nothing To Do With His Murder  —  Yesterday, the House voted “to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim's sexual orientation” by passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Warner Todd Huston / Publius Forum:
How ACORN Hides Behind Fake Names  —  Many states have ways to look up the businesses, organizations and people with whom the state does business.  Illinois has such a service on the Secretary of State's website.  —  In Illinois there is a way to search the folks the state does business …
Discussion: Lean Left
 
 
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