President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

President Obama said Monday the majority of protesters in Ferguson were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice.

President Barack Obama listens during a phone call with Jordan's King Abdullah II Jordan, according to the White House, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama’s Iraq comments over the years

President Obama’s comments on the U.S role in Iraq have evolved over the years, up to his decision Thursday to renew military action.