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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
Immediately after the announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize the reaction came flowing -- And while some in the media were quick to characterize with a broad brush Republican reaction -- sour grapes.
There were some not so conservative media outlets initial takes.
Air America correspondent Anna Marie Cox wrote on Twitter quote apparently Nobel Prizes are being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush.
Jennifer love and at the Associated Press wrote he won but for watt.
Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein joked on Twitter quote Obama also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry.
He's just got great chemistry says the Nobel committee.
The daily beast Peter -- -- wrote I'd like Barack Obama as much as the next liberal.
But this is a farce and Michael -- now -- on the Huffington Post that he too is an Obama supporter but quote.
Whatever happened to awarding for -- deeds actually done.
-- now likens the quote extremely premature award to giving an Oscar to a young director for films we hope.
That he or she will -- Well this year's peace prize nominees included 172.
People in 33 organizations.
The highest number of nominations ever among those who reportedly lost to President Obama include two formerly jailed Chinese dissidents.
Another is a female Afghan Doctor Who is outspoken for women's rights and has been threatened for questioning -- real law.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader was also on the list as well as the Colombian politician.
Who helped secure the release of sixteen hostages and was kidnapped herself ten years ago.
Despite the sluggish economy the third quarter of this year has meant big bucks for at least three politicians.
The politico says south Carolina Republican Joe Wilson who famously shouted you lie at the president during a joint address to congress.
Has raised two point seven million dollars since that outburst.
And also created an opportunity for his democratic challenger rob Miller who raised more than one and a half million dollars last month alone.
And Florida Democrat Alan Grayson who was criticized by many for saying Republicans health care plan was quote die quickly.
Well that quickly raised him some cash he claims since last week he's raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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