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Nobel Peace Prize

Russian president Vladimir Putin's name has been put forward as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Russian president’s name was submitted for consideration despite recent saber-rattling.

03/06/2014

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden's whistleblowing has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order." (Getty Images)

Norway Lawmakers Nominate Edward Snowden For Nobel Peace Prize

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden’s whistleblowing has “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”

01/29/2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to depart for the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela on December 9, 2013 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Final preparations are being made ahead of a week-long memorial service and funeral for Nelson Mandela. Mandela, also known as Madiba, passed away on the evening of December 5th, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.  (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Getty Images)

As Student, Obama Drew Inspiration From Mandela

The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

12/09/2013

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”  (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Alleges Obama Told Aides About Drone Strikes: I’m ‘Really Good At Killing People’

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”

11/03/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Dictator Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Peace Prize

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

10/15/2013

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was praised by the Nobel committee. (JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Group That Fights Chemical Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to stop the chemical warfare that has haunted the world from Hitler’s gas chambers to […]

10/11/2013

A petition launched by an online U.S. rights group has collected more than 103,000 signatures backing convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Petition Passes 100K Signatures Backing Bradley Manning Nobel Prize Nomination

A petition launched by an online U.S. rights group has collected more than 103,000 signatures backing convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

08/12/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally August 15, 2012 in Dubuque, Iowa.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

No Longer A Blank Slate: Obama, 4 Years Later

Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains: Who is he?

08/18/2012