Response from U.S. and World Leaders to Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Sen. John McCain and Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Pawlenty, at least, chose the classy route. McCain told Greg Sargent through his press spokesperson, “I congratulate President Obama on receiving this prestigious award. I join my fellow Americans in expressing pride in our President on this occasion.”...

Why Obama? Why Now? For What?

These are the questions that pretty much everyone has been asking — in tones ranging from the pleased but perplexed to the pissed-off to the rude and hostile to the outright contemptuous — since early yesterday morning, when the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced to the world that the winner of...

“It’s Obama-Hatred First, Not Country”

That’s E.J. Dionne commenting on Meet the Press — along with Rachel Maddow and David Brooks — on the right-wing explosion of joy after the International Olympic Committee rejected Chicago as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics....

Generals to Dick & Liz: Stop Scaring People!

Josh Gerstein at Politico: About a dozen retired generals and admirals, trying to add momentum to President Barack Obama’s effort to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, are accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz of scaremongering about the dangers of closing it. “It’s up to...

Ireland’s Newest Citizens

As reported today, Pres. Obama has freed three more Guantanamo detainees. One is headed for Yemen; the other two are going to Ireland: There are more than 220 detainees remaining at the prison. In the last couple months, the White House has made it increasingly clear that the President will not make his...

Let Them Entertain You

Michelle Malkin, Pamela Geller, and three other far right XX’ers I don’t recognize have put together a video to tell us that. .. they are Sarah Palin. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h-4eYveEVA[/youtube] Via Firedoglake, to honor the day we learned, from one of George W. Bush’s...

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