* Winner of the 2006 Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights wants Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize revoked due to excessive bombing of Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights founder's country.
* If Chris Christie does get pushed into GOP nomination campaign against his will, it'll probably take a whole lot of party members to do the pushing. (Because he's so resolute, obviously. What did you think I meant?)
* Republicans' plan to place "In God We Trust" signs on all schools to only add $90 million to national budget.
* Researchers at Duke University find NPR to be liberal using state of the art Twitter technology.
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Winning the Nobel Peace Prize, warranted or not, means you get a cool $1.4 million with which to keep on' peacin' on. Nobel laureate/President Barack Obama has announced that he'll donate his prize money to a long list of charities. That's the good news.
The bad news is, Nobel laureate/President Barack Obama has announced that he'll donate his prize money to a long list of charities…
Following is a breakdown of Obama's donations:
$250,000 to Fisher House, a national nonprofit organization providing accommodation for families of patients receiving medical care at military and Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
$200,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, which was set up in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake to help survivors.
$125,000 to College Summit, a national nonprofit organization to increase college enrollment rates.
$125,000 to the Posse Foundation, which awards scholarships to promising public high school students.
$125,000 to the United Negro College Fund.
$125,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
$125,000 to the American Indian College Fund.
$125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation.
$100,000 to AfriCare, which promotes health, food security and access to water primarily in Africa.
$100,000 to the Central Asia Institute, which education and literacy, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Doesn't he remember the first rule of politics? The more charities to which you donate, or the more pages you use to write legislation, the more reasons people will find to get pissed off at you.
Sure, it seems hard to believe that anyone could quarrel with financial aid for underprivileged students, but this is America. We'll find a way.
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Donald Trump — obviously concerned that his reputation remains in too pristine standing after several years of self-mocking reality television and Oreo commercials — has decided that the time has come for him to wade into the Climate Change debate…
"With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore," the tycoon told members of his Trump National Golf Club in Westchester in a recent speech.
I had a hard time choosing between these three punchlines, so I leave it to you to choose your own.
* I'm not sure what's done more to make this guy a modern icon of America: his outspokenness or his unthinkiness.
* That Donald Trump is embracing Climate Change denialism should come as a surprise to no one. He's been an outspoken advocate of Hairline Change denialism since forever.
* Say what you will about this guy's views on environmentalism, but his ideas for combating deforestation are ingenious. All we need now is a tractor big enough to perform the comb-over.
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As you know, President Obama traveled to Oslo, Norway yesterday to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. And you can say what you will about whether or not he deserved the award, but you have to admit he gave a pretty good speech. I mean, as far as Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches go, he practically made Aung San Suu Kyi look like Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo!
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