All-out Obama effort to unite Democrats clinched Iran deal

September 14, 2015 8:21 AM

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WASHINGTON — A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They’re hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph.

Yet President Barack Obama clinched a huge victory on the Iran nuclear deal in Congress last week when Senate Democrats blocked GOP attempts to get a disapproval resolution to his desk and frustrated House Republicans settled for passing two related measures destined to go nowhere.

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