Bipartisan Super Majority Preparing to Defy Obama on Iran Deal

Now that the ridiculous brouhaha over 47 Senate Republicans’ entirely appropriate letter to Iran’s leaders has begun to subside, the Obama White House again finds itself isolated on the issue. The Senate is expected to move toward a pair of measures that the administration says would undermine, or even torpedo, negotiations with Tehran. One bill, authored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), would trigger strict sanctions, sending a strong message to the regime that walking away from negotiations, or violating the terms of a potential deal, would meet with serious consequences. The other bill, written by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), would mandate that Congress have the opportunity to review and either approve or reject any bargain that may emerge. Vote counters in each party reportedly believe that various threats and pleading from the White House won’t be enough to defeat either measure, even if Obama wields his veto pen:

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