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Should President check in with Congress before accepting Nobel Peace Prize?



Ginny_brownwaite Florida Republican Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite (Brooksville), on left, and Cliff Stearns (Ocala) have joined with Ron Paul of Texas in sending President Barack Obama a letter asking him to consult with Congress before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

Brown-Waite writes in a news release: "Article I,  Section 9 of  the Constitution clearly states: 'no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present Obama_nobel, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state.

"I urge President Obama to affirm his devotion to our Constitution and seek the consent of Congress before accepting the award in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10.”

Obama has already said he would donate the prize money to charity.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:59pm]


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