"My expectation is that by the end of the year we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall." — President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS after the U.S. agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group.
"It's as if ... the president is setting the policy and the Congress is executing it. That's just upside down." — Justice Anthony Kennedy as the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against President Barack Obama's immigration plan to shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States.
"I think what we intended to do from the beginning was to ... bring as much attention to the issue as possible, and that was the reason for linking it to the American dinner table." — Associated Press journalist Robin McDowell, part of a reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service after their series exposed forced labor in Southeast Asia's fishing industry.