President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded this morning saying it was a "call to action." Speaking in a White House Rose Garden ceremony he said, "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments but rather an affirmation of American leadership."
A White House official tells Fox News' Mike Emanuel that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the White House a little before 6am and woke up the President to tell him he had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
In their citation, the Norwegian Nobel committee said that the Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to President Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
Mr. Obama becomes the fourth President to receive the honor, following in the footsteps of Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.