The award went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, composed of activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs.
The international treaty forbids discrimination against those with disabilities. So why didn't Republicans want to pass it?
Atop Wednesday's to-do list in the Senate was a vote on the proposed and revised version of the U.S.' Strategic Nuclear Arms Reduction treaty with Russia, which was running up against resistance from some Republicans in the chamber but still seemed likely to pass.
The pending START treaty, signed by Barack Obama but not yet approved by the Senate, is being reheated by the president after his trip to Asia and is set to be a top priority of both the White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress before newly elected Republican lawmakers arrive in January.
Here's some footage to keep the dysfunction of U.S. politics in perspective. Our lawmakers may not agree on anything, they may be rude to the president and on the corporate take, but at least they have the decency to keep their eggs and smoke bombs at home.