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Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize -Critics Even More Annoyed

obamaMuch to the chagrin of Republicans and haters everywhere, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the President's "efforts to strengthen international diplomacy," his "vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" and for inspiring hope and creating "a new climate in international politics." Obama responded to the honor saying he was surprised and deeply humbled. "Let me be clear: I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations," hesaid. "To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize." And what did all the critics say? "Apparently Nobel Prizes are now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush," Air America correspondent Ana Marie Cox wrote on Twitter. Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein also commented on Twitter: "Obama also awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry. 'He's just got great chemistry,' says Nobel committee." The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart wrote: "I like Barack Obama as much as the next liberal, but this is a farce." And Michael Russnow wrote on the Huffington Post that he too is an Obama supporter but, "Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?" horbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told the AP, "Some people say — and I understand it — 'Isn't it premature? Too early?' Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now," T "It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us." Obama is the third sitting U.S. president to win the award after President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. He plans to donate the cash prize of $1.4 million to charity.
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Obama Calls Kanye West “Jackass” for MTV Outburst

In what sounded like an off-the-record conversation before a press conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" for rudely interrupting Taylor Swift acceptance speech during the MTV VMAs on Sunday. "I thought that was really inappropriate, you know. I mean it's like, she's gettin' an award, what're you butting in? I hear you. I agree with you. The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person, she's getting her award, what's he doing up there? He's a jackass." Obama also made light of the informal banter and the tendency for the press to scrutinize his every word and action by saying, "Come on guys, cut the President some slack, I've got a lot on my plate," and went on to refer to his fly catching incident which was caught on tape and blown out of proportion.
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Obama’s Independence Day Address and Reflections on the ‘Unyielding American Spirit’

President Obama wished the country a Happy 4th of July in his weekly address and called for a remembrance of the "indominable" and "unyielding spirit" that defines us as Americans as we wage two wars -a deep recession and "festering problems we've kicked down the road for far too long -spiraling healthcare costs, inadequate schools and a dependence on foreign oil." "We are not a people who fear the future, Obama said. We are a people who make it. And on this July 4th we need to summon that spirit once more. "
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Hookup Alert: Rashida Jones and President Obama’s Head of Speechwriting Jon Favreau

rashida-jones-jon-favreau We don't know how we missed this, but apparently Ga Ga girl Rashida Jones has a new man--and he is not on The Office (ahem, John Krasinski!). The Parks and Recreation star was recently spotted out and about with President Barack Obama's Director of Speechwriting, 27-year-old Jon Favreau. Here's the scoop on their D.C. affair: "Rashida and Jon were hanging out in an exclusive bar in the Georgetown area," says a blogger for Best Week Ever. "Our tipster reports that the two were attached at the hip all evening, until they starting making out with each other at the bar. Eventually, they left with one another." We're loving this meeting of brains and beauty! PHOTO: Photoshopped by Best Week Ever Blog
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Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize -Critics Even More Annoyed

obamaMuch to the chagrin of Republicans and haters everywhere, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the President's "efforts to strengthen international diplomacy," his "vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" and for inspiring hope and creating "a new climate in international politics." Obama responded to the honor saying he was surprised and deeply humbled. "Let me be clear: I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations," hesaid. "To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize." And what did all the critics say? "Apparently Nobel Prizes are now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush," Air America correspondent Ana Marie Cox wrote on Twitter. Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein also commented on Twitter: "Obama also awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry. 'He's just got great chemistry,' says Nobel committee." The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart wrote: "I like Barack Obama as much as the next liberal, but this is a farce." And Michael Russnow wrote on the Huffington Post that he too is an Obama supporter but, "Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?" horbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told the AP, "Some people say — and I understand it — 'Isn't it premature? Too early?' Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now," T "It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us." Obama is the third sitting U.S. president to win the award after President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. He plans to donate the cash prize of $1.4 million to charity.
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Obama Calls Kanye West “Jackass” for MTV Outburst

In what sounded like an off-the-record conversation before a press conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" for rudely interrupting Taylor Swift acceptance speech during the MTV VMAs on Sunday. "I thought that was really inappropriate, you know. I mean it's like, she's gettin' an award, what're you butting in? I hear you. I agree with you. The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person, she's getting her award, what's he doing up there? He's a jackass." Obama also made light of the informal banter and the tendency for the press to scrutinize his every word and action by saying, "Come on guys, cut the President some slack, I've got a lot on my plate," and went on to refer to his fly catching incident which was caught on tape and blown out of proportion.
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Obama’s Independence Day Address and Reflections on the ‘Unyielding American Spirit’

President Obama wished the country a Happy 4th of July in his weekly address and called for a remembrance of the "indominable" and "unyielding spirit" that defines us as Americans as we wage two wars -a deep recession and "festering problems we've kicked down the road for far too long -spiraling healthcare costs, inadequate schools and a dependence on foreign oil." "We are not a people who fear the future, Obama said. We are a people who make it. And on this July 4th we need to summon that spirit once more. "
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Hookup Alert: Rashida Jones and President Obama’s Head of Speechwriting Jon Favreau

rashida-jones-jon-favreau We don't know how we missed this, but apparently Ga Ga girl Rashida Jones has a new man--and he is not on The Office (ahem, John Krasinski!). The Parks and Recreation star was recently spotted out and about with President Barack Obama's Director of Speechwriting, 27-year-old Jon Favreau. Here's the scoop on their D.C. affair: "Rashida and Jon were hanging out in an exclusive bar in the Georgetown area," says a blogger for Best Week Ever. "Our tipster reports that the two were attached at the hip all evening, until they starting making out with each other at the bar. Eventually, they left with one another." We're loving this meeting of brains and beauty! PHOTO: Photoshopped by Best Week Ever Blog
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