Foreign troops are "out of the question. Not only is it not necessary, we don't want them. We won't allow them," says Iraq's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Uh, he may want to tell that to the Obama administration that. Also, a House vote is set to take place today on Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. And, a New York man was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support for the Islamic State terror group.
- Vice President Joe Biden apologized to Jewish groups for describing some bankers as "Shylocks." Apparently, he referred to China as "the Orient" hours after the first gaffe.
- Former Press Secretary Jay Carney says about his new CNN gig, "It would be disingenuous to suddenly pretend that I wasn't loyal to one side." Well, at least he's honest about that.
- Scotland votes on independence tomorrow, and it's going to be very close.
- According to the QS World University rankings, MIT is number one. Five other American universities are also in the top 10. USA! USA! USA!
- Regarding star player Adrian Peterson who is facing child abuse charges, the owner of the Minnesota Vikings said "we made a mistake" by reinstating him, so he's on the exempt list now.