Obama suffers key Dem defection on Iran deal ahead of major speech

August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

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A top-ranking Democrat has come out against the Iranian nuclear deal ahead of a major speech Wednesday where President Obama plans to make his public case for the agreement.

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., told Newsday he will oppose the plan. Spokeswoman Caitlin Girouard confirmed his opposition to Fox News.

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