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Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting

August 31, 2015
Dan Balz, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting here that praised President Obama and offered backing for the nuclear agreement with Iran, according to knowledgeable Democrats.
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The ultimate argument in favor of the Iran deal

August 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Want to bomb Iran? Then support the nuclear deal. That’s the provocative argument coming from Obama administration officials and other backers of the deal as they promote it before a crucial vote in Congress next month.
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Divisions and Inertia in Congress May Hand Obama a Victory on Iran Deal

August 18, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
Partisanship has become the pre-eminent scapegoat for American political failure, an all-purpose explanation for Washington’s inability to act. Yet in rare circumstances, it can actually guarantee action. So, notwithstanding an acrimonious debate, polarization makes the United States’ acceptance of the Iran nuclear deal very likely.

2016 Candidates Flock to Iowa and Obama Pushes Foreign Policy Agenda in Iran and Cuba

August 14, 2015
The presidential candidates are in Iowa; Hillary Clinton email scrutiny continues; Obama jockeys for Iran Deal support; U.S. Embassy opens in Cuba
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How Obama could salvage the Iran deal

August 12, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Even if Congress votes against the deal (and overrides a veto), Obama could halt many of the sanctions on his own.
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Obama defends likening Republicans to Iran hardliners on nuclear deal

August 10, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama stood by his charge that Iranian hardliners are making “common cause” with Republican lawmakers in opposing the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that such an accusation “is absolutely true, factually.”
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Iran deal takes hits from Chuck Schumer, GOP candidates

August 7, 2015
Michael Crowley, Seung Min Kim, Nahal Toosi | POLITICO
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, announcing during the Republican presidential debate Thursday night that he planned to vote against the agreement now under review in Congress.
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Is Obama’s Iran deal rhetoric working?

August 6, 2015
President Obama, in an address denouncing critics of the Iran nuclear agreement, warned that America’s international credibility would be lost if Congress kills the deal. How successful was the president in making his case? Gwen Ifill gets views from Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations and Nicholas Burns of Harvard University.
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Obama accuses critics of wanting to go to war against Iran

August 6, 2015
Christi Parsons, Michael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama took the offensive Wednesday to sell the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, delivering a stinging rebuttal to critiques by Israeli leaders and Republicans in Congress and warning bluntly that rejecting the agreement inevitably would lead to war.
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