Obama reluctantly returns to Iraq . . . New York Times
In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be.
The mission: What we know . . . Washington Post
Obama’s missions of humanitarian aid and possible airstrikes are more complicated than they seem.
World will blame Obama Iraq falls . . . National Journal
Even though he has boasted of “ending” the U.S. role in the war and even though he didn’t create the situation, Obama very much owns the mess.
ISIS threatened America . . . Daily Caller
ISIS’s threat to conquer the United States came before Obama’s Thursday announcement that he may authorize airstrikes against the terror group.
IGs stymied by federal agencies . . . Free Beacon
Forty-seven Inspectors General sign a letter blasting obstruction by “the most transparent administration in history.”
Racist Russian Anti-Obama stunt . . . Washington Times
In further evidence of the faltering of Russian-American relations, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was lit up for a brief period with birthday wishes for President Obama — that came with racist slants.
Hillary: Answering sexism takes practice . . . Politico
Hillary Clinton says it can take years of experience to learn how to deal with sexism, something she says she has learned the hard way.
Toddler invades WH grounds . . . Politico
United States Secret Service had a confrontation after someone broke onto White House property on Thursday evening — a trespassing toddler.