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Is It Time to Revoke Obama’s Peace Prize?

Not until we revoke Arafat's, ElBaradei's, writes Allahpundit

(Newser) - In the wake of the US military intervention in Libya, Bolivian President Evo Morales thinks it's time to take back President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize . On Hot Air , Allahpundit begs to differ. Despite Morales' insistence that no Nobel Peace Prize winner should lead "a gang to attack and invade,... More »

What Happened to Obama the Orator?

Empathy is absent from Obama speeches, writes Michael Gerson

(Newser) - The golden age of presidential oration President Obama's more fervent supporters predicted has completely failed to materialize, writes former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson. Obama's speechmaking—once seen as his greatest strength—has been so uninspired and unmemorable that it now seems like a major weakness, Gerson writes in... More »

Obama's Suddenly a Centrist

Shifting president must be worried about independents

(Newser) - President Obama must be worried about independents and moderates, because he’s made a dramatic shift to the center in recent days. In an economics speech Tuesday, Obama lavished praise on small businesses, promising tax cuts as incentives to grow. “This is how Republicans, moderates and centrists think, and... More »

Obama: 'War Is Sometimes Necessary'

Obama accepts peace prize by saying force morally justified

(Newser) - President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today with, paradoxically, a defense of war. Obama began his speech by acknowledging the controversy surrounding his reward, both because his accomplishments are slight and because of the wars he presides over. “We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes,”... More »

Obama Arrives in Oslo

Protesters mar peace prize ceremony

(Newser) - Obama's motorcade arrived at Oslo's high-rise government complex to a few dozen anti-war protesters gathered behind wire fences nearby. Obama's first stop was the Norwegian Nobel Institute, where the Nobel committee meets to decide who gets the prestigious prize. After signing the guest book at the Institute with a lengthy... More »

Nobel Speech Bedevils Wartime President

Obama faces minefield in Oslo tomorrow

(Newser) - What to say when you're a Nobel Peace Prize winner who's just ordered 30,000 more troops to war? Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Oslo tomorrow presents a rhetorical minefield, testing the president's ability to articulate a moral vision for his foreign policy in the face of an escalating war... More »

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