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11:15 AM ET, October 10, 2009

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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 …
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Spectator:
Some facts appear to be more sacred than others at the Guardian  —  Here is a little quiz.  The Guardian has posted up a list here of everyone who has won the Nobel Peace Prize since its inception.  —  Q: Which three names are omitted from the Guardian list ( even though they do appear …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Reactions Similar Only in Their Intensity  —  The new winner of the Nobel Peace Prize walked out of his house just after 11 a.m., dressed handsomely in a dark suit and a classic blue tie.  He descended a marble staircase into a manicured garden, flowers in full bloom, and stepped up to a podium on a perfect autumn day.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
For Presidency in Search of Success, Nobel Adds a Twist  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is given to big events at big moments, replete with stirring speeches, lofty backdrops and stadium-size crowds.  —  But when Mr. Obama walked into the Rose Garden on Friday morning …
Fox News:
State Department Lauds Obama's Nobel Peace Prize by Making Jab at Bush  —  In a clear dig at former president George W. Bush, the State Department lauded President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award by saying it's better for the U.S. to have “accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  FOXNews.com
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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.
Totus / Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog:
That's Nobel-Prize Winning Teleprompter to You ...
Discussion: American Power
Diane Marie Amann / The Huffington Post:   Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize
Jesse Lee / WhiteHouse.gov Blog:
Building a World that “Gives Life to the Promise of Our Founding Documents”
Jim Demint / Wall Street Journal:
What I Heard in Honduras  —  Our ambassador is the only person I met there who thinks there was a ‘coup.’ Let's release the State Department legal analysis.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Tegucigalpa  —  In the last three months, much has been made of a supposed military “coup” …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Sotomayor Puts Stamp on a Day at Court  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor may be new, but she is not shy.  She quickly established herself this week as a significant force in Supreme Court arguments, asking clipped, pointed and sometimes impatient questions.
Gateway Pundit:
Charles Krauthammer: Liberal Ascendancy Has Set Us On a Course for Decline (Video)  —  “The new liberalism is rooted in the conviction that America is so intrinsically flawed, so inherently and congenitally sinful that it cannot be trusted with, and does not merit, the possession of overarching world power.”
Paul Hudson / BBC:
Hot and cold  —  This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.  —  But it is true.  For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
Discussion: Macsmind and Stop The ACLU
Associated Press:
Rep. Skelton To Rep. Akin: “Stick It Up Your Ass” (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  (AP) WASHINGTON — Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone apparently cussing out a fellow Missourian.
Ynetnews:
Iran: Israel's threats inexplicable  —  Iran's ambassador to UN demands Security Council take steps against comments made by Ephraim Sneh, who said Israel would attack Iran if sanctions weren't in place by Christmas  —  Iran's ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Khazaee, sent a letter of protest …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Wasserman Schultz Rival Takes Aim At Rifle-Range Target Marked ‘DWS’  —  [Video from The Sun-Sentinel.]  —  Politico: … You gotta love that “Culture of Life” the Republicans like to tout.  Shooting at a target with your election rival's initials on it?  Classy, classy, classy.
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