Democratic support slowly building for Iran nuclear deal

August 5, 2015 12:33 AM

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WASHINGTON — The White House received encouraging signs Tuesday that Senate Democrats are slowly lining up in support of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, while Republican leaders formally announced their plans to pursue legislation to defeat it.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the GOP-controlled Congress will move forward with a resolution of disapproval on the agreement to deter Iran's nuclear weapon ambitions by ending economic sanctions.

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