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Still No Nobel for Clinton

Pretty much everyone has chimed in on President Barack Obama’s surprise win of the Nobel Peace Prize today. Everyone, that is, except for former President Bill Clinton, who has yet to comment and who has been rumored to be seeking his own Nobel. Since Clinton left office, three prominent fellow Democrats have become Nobel laureates—Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and now Obama—and coincidentally, he's had tense relations with all three. While in office, Clinton helped promote peace in Northern Ireland and devoted more hours to working on a Middle East peace deal than any other American president (though the efforts ultimately failed). And after leaving the White House, he created the Clinton Global Initiative, which matches the private sector with nonprofits to work on big global problems, and "which some might view as a transparent effort to win a Nobel," reports The Washington Post. A close friend said it was hard to imagine the former president could do anything more to deserve the honor, but at least Clinton's got good company: Gandhi never won the prize either.