Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal

August 21, 2015 5:08 AM

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Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal

WASHINGTON As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress.

The New Jersey Democrat, a former labor union leader, met with Obama and other Democrats twice in the White House. He listened to briefings by Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and senior Defense Department officials.

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