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Reps. Ron Paul, Ginny Brown-Waite say Obama needs permission to accept Nobel Peace Prize

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Republican Reps. Ron Paul, Ginny Brown-Waite and Cliff Stearns have sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to consult with Congress before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize he won last month.

Their press release states: “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, 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.”

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