July 2nd, 2013
02:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Dennis Rodman, Nobel Laureate?

(CNN) – Former Chicago Bull's basketball player Dennis Rodman thinks he should be in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this year.

In Sports Illustrated's annual "Where Are They Now" issue, the hall of famer applauds Kim Jong Un for what could be called restraint on behalf of the reclusive leader. "Fact is, he hasn't bombed anywhere he's threatened to yet. Not South Korea, not Hawaii, not … whatever," Rodman said.

Filed under: Nobel Peace Prize • North Korea • President Obama
March 11th, 2010
03:53 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama to give Nobel Peace Prize award to 10 charities

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will donate his $1.4 million 2009 Nobel Peace Prize award to 10 charities, the White House announced Thursday.

The organizations receiving the money "do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need," Obama said in a statement. "I'm proud to support their work."

The list of charities includes:

- $250,000 to Fisher House, a group that helps provide housing for families of patients receiving medical care at military and Veterans Affairs medical centers;

- $200,000 for the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund, which supports relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged nation;


December 9th, 2009
03:30 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Poll: Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

CNN Poll: Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

CNN Poll: Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hours before Barack Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new national poll indicates that fewer Americans than ever think the president deserves the award. But according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, a majority of the public believes the president will eventually accomplish enough to merit the honor.

Full results (pdf)

Nineteen percent of people questioned in the poll released Wednesday afternoon say Obama currently deserves the prize, with another 35 percent saying that it's likely he will eventually accomplish enough in office to deserve the award. Still, greater than four in 10 believe the president will never deserve the prize.

The 19 percent who believe Obama deserves the award is down 13 points from a CNN poll conducted in October, soon after the award was announced.

Filed under: CNN poll • Nobel Peace Prize • Popular Posts • President Obama
December 4th, 2009
01:18 AM ET
6 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – December 2-3, 2009

TOPICS: Obama, 2010 midterm elections, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Al Gore, Tiger Woods, most important issue, mood of country,  economy,  health care, Afghanistan, environment, Nobel Peace Prize, Christmas spending

Full results (pdf)

Filed under: 2010 • Afghanistan • Al Gore • CNN Poll Archive • Dick Cheney • Economy • Environmental policy • Extra • Health care • Joe Biden • Nobel Peace Prize • President Obama • Sarah Palin • Tiger Woods
October 19th, 2009
01:15 AM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – October 16-18, 2009

TOPICS: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, Republican Party, Democratic Party, 2012 GOP nomination, Congress, terrorism, economy, race relations, environment, health care, Afghanistan, Iran, immigration, Nobel Peace Prize, H1N1 flu

Full results (pdf)

October 10th, 2009
12:15 PM ET
11 years ago

Analysis: Did Obama win Nobel for not being Bush?

A 'surprised and humbled' Obama said he would accept the Nobel peace prize as a 'call to action.'

A 'surprised and humbled' Obama said he would accept the Nobel peace prize as a 'call to action.'

LONDON (CNN) - Did President Obama land a Nobel peace prize at such an early stage of his presidency simply because he's not George W. Bush?

Diplomatic circles are certainly not dismissing such a notion and a "surprised and humbled" Obama has himself agreed that the award (for which nominations had to be submitted only two weeks after his inauguration) can hardly have been a recognition of anything he has yet accomplished. It is a prize for aspiration rather than achievement.

One of the best deliberate laughs Bush obtained in his last days in office came when he expressed himself pleased at the street reception during his attendance at a NATO summit in Romania.

"A lot of the crowd were waving... some of them with all five fingers," he said.

Bush was acknowledging that many in Old Europe at least could not wait to say goodbye to a man whom they saw as a Cold Warrior at heart, the president who had led the world into a disastrous intervention in Iraq and a man heading a gas-guzzling nation who was not prepared to help the world cope with climate change.

For many Europeans, the chief concern through the long, drawn-out race for the Democratic nomination and through the presidential election was that the result should give them anybody but Bush.

Full story

Filed under: George W. Bush • Nobel Peace Prize
October 9th, 2009
05:09 PM ET
11 years ago

State Dept. on Nobel: 'Better to be thrown accolades than shoes'

State Dept. on Nobel: 'Better to be thrown acolades than shoes'.

State Dept. on Nobel: 'Better to be thrown acolades than shoes'.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - "Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum - when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes."

That's the take of Hillary Clinton's State Department on President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, according to her spokesman, Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley.

Crowley was referring to the incident last December when an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during his final visit to Iraq of his presidency.

Muntader Zaidi, who worked for the Iraqi television station Al Baghdadiya, hurled both his shoes at Bush and called him a "dog" during a press conference with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He narrowly missed the president, who quickly ducked.


October 9th, 2009
02:04 PM ET
11 years ago

President Obama to donate Nobel Prize money to charity

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will donate the roughly $1.4 million award from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a White House spokesman said Friday.

Filed under: Nobel Peace Prize • President Obama
October 9th, 2009
11:53 AM ET
October 9th, 2009
11:47 AM ET
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