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October 9th, 2009
06:00 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Friday October 9th, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

Two big breaking stories on tap...

  • Stunning news this morning that made every jaw in the newsroom drop.  President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize... Less than nine months into his presidency.  The announcement coming a little more than an hour ago from Oslo.  We're reaching out to the White House to see whether anyone there even knew this was coming.  Our experts are weighing in all morning long about what this means, if anything at all, in places like Iran and Afghanistan.
  • NASA bombs the moon.  The space agency fired a rocket at the lunar surface in hopes that the fallout will reveal signs of water.  It’s an extraordinary mission to see if the moon could sustain life… maybe a real estate opportunity too.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. mike-sey

    Thank you Drew for behaving like an adult and a newsman this morning and putting an end to the cutesi-wootsie adolescent giggling, snickering commentary on Marge Simpson as a Playboy centrefold. Too bad you had to !

    October 10, 2009 at 7:11 am |
  2. pollyanna walls

    we all are happy for mr.obama,but at the present our unemployment ran out in september we need food,to feed our rent,light bill, water bill,meds, we are waiting on something /can anyone out their here our,help,help,

    October 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm |
  3. mike-sey

    Puhleeaze guys, too much hotsie totsie and cutesie wootsie again this morning.... News please. I can get the cutesie from Regis and Cathy Lee or whoever

    October 9, 2009 at 8:58 am |
  4. markp

    Just imagine how many awards he can win if he ever accomplihes anything...

    October 9, 2009 at 7:53 am |
  5. Kelly Chang

    Oh and before you start adding my comment to the republican base, DEMOCRAT here. Fed up with this gloryfication of our new president. So far not seen any results of his actions other then almost 10% unemployment, dollar practically worthless, deficit through the roof, banks, insurance companies, car manufacturors being handed billions of dollars before finally letting them sink.

    October 9, 2009 at 7:21 am |
  6. Kelly Chang

    The fact that everyone is stunned at the announcement of president Obama winning the peace price should say it all. What a bunch of cr*p.
    NASA bombing the moon, why? Do we suspect there are WMDs on the moon? Couldn't we have used those hundreds of millions of dollars better? Universal healthcare, poverty, education, jobs? No lets just put a lighter to those many millions and burn it up, we still have a couple of trillions we can add to our deficit.

    October 9, 2009 at 7:18 am |
  7. Samira

    WHAT a surprise that the Conservative base has started picking apart the news that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. There is absolutely nothing the President can do without the Conservatives micro-analyzing and condemning. Maybe if they learned how to get along with people, stop being so self-absorbed and self-centered and only caring about how to line their pockets and fill their bank accounts, then perhaps THEY might have a chance at winning such a prestigious award one day. The Republicans need to stay in the sandbox on the playground until they learn to get along and stop being so negative and divisive. Sad thing? They might never get out!

    Should be interesting to see all the negative comments coming in throughout the day from the Republicans. There have been several already and I feel sure they won't disappoint.

    I think it is awesome that the President won this award. A great day for the USA.

    October 9, 2009 at 7:10 am |
  8. markp

    If this does not prove the insanity behind this President nothing will.. The nomination process was concluded in the first week of febuary. To that point he was in office for two weeks and done nothing but talk, which is all he has accomplished to this point.. There is a man in afghanistan who is building class rooms with his bare hands for Afghanistan children who's good deeds went unrewarded for Obama's good talk...

    October 9, 2009 at 7:09 am |
  9. Matt

    Wow. This is quite sad. As of 0705 EST, there are 11 comments on the "Don Draper" post, and 1 on this post. Our President was just awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and all we can talk about is "Don Draper". Don't get me wrong, I love Mad Men just as much as the next guy/gal, but let's take a second here and look at how amazing this is. This is huge for him, and for us as Americans. We should be proud of him and not pay attention to those who try to devalue it by calling the issuing of the award "Partisan".

    October 9, 2009 at 7:08 am |
  10. Eva

    At the time President Obama gave his speech in Cairo, I thought it had the potential to change the dynamics in the Arab world. Not long afterward, the people of Iran staged a revolt against their oppresive leadership. I think they were encouraged to do that in part because of our President's open-minded, open-hearted approach to the people of the Muslim world. When the President spoke at the United Nations to encourage a world free of nuclear weapons, we saw again his leadership in this earth-changing reform. People around the world see President Obama as a visionary leader, and the Nobel committee's decision reflects that. As an American, I'm very proud of this honor for our President, and I don't agree at all with the commentator from the Daily Beast that it was political. Taken from a world perspective, that's a naive, short sighted assessment. This is an award that is deserved and will give our President the platform to make great progress in brokering peace across the planet.

    October 9, 2009 at 6:56 am |