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It all comes down to this, as it has before. Imagine the thrill of being a Norwegian who believes he has the power to influence US politics…

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year.

“We hope this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do,” he told a news conference.

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