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As Congress returns, Obama wins key Senate support for Iran deal

As Congress returns, Obama wins key Senate support for Iran deal

President Obama on Tuesday secured what he hopes will be the final Senate votes needed to block passage of a Republican-led resolution of disapproval against the landmark Iran nuclear deal, as Congress returned from recess to face a complicated fall schedule that also includes efforts to prevent another government shutdown.

First on the agenda this month is the internationally endorsed Iran pact, which has divided an already partisan Congress.

Four more Democratic senators announced their endorsement Tuesday, creating a 42-vote firewall of support, even though it remains unclear whether all Democrats will agree to filibuster the resolution and prevent a final vote on it from...

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