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Tue Sep 8, 2015, 01:57 PM

Obama secures 41 votes in support of Iran deal

It appears that the Senate Democrats have the votes to filibuster a vote to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/obama-secures-41-votes-in-support-of-iran-deal-213405

President Barack Obama now has sufficient support in the Senate to reject a motion disapproving of his nuclear deal with Iran, after three key Democrats said they would back the accord on Tuesday morning.

Support from Sens. Gary Peters, Ron Wyden and Richard Blumenthal means Obama has yes votes from 41 Democrats, enough to deny the GOP a filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes, though it's not yet clear how Senate votes will be structured over the next two weeks.

"Despite my serious reservations, I will reluctantly vote against a motion of disapproval because I believe that doing so will protect the credibility of the United States to hold Iran accountable to adhere to every single obligation in the JCPOA, Peters said in a statment. "But if Iran fails to meet its international obligations under this accord, I will support the immediate reinstatement of Congressional sanctions, and I will encourage my colleagues in Congress to do the same."
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Reply Obama secures 41 votes in support of Iran deal (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 OP
Heyu Sep 2015 #1
graham4anything4HC45 Sep 2015 #2
kNockYourPunkassDown Sep 2015 #3
Lifelong Sep 2015 #10
john262 Sep 2015 #4
Rephleshed Sep 2015 #5
john262 Sep 2015 #7
Rephleshed Sep 2015 #8
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 #6
MeatSandwich Sep 2015 #14
kNockYourPunkassDown Sep 2015 #12
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 #9
graham4anything4HC45 Sep 2015 #11
travelman90069 Sep 2015 #13
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 #15
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 #16
Letmypeoplevote Sep 2015 #17

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:09 PM

1. Good!

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:19 PM

2. President Obama and the people of the world win again.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:43 PM

3. Maybe Iran will name it's first nuclear bomb "Al Baracka"

 

to thank the US President for the gift...

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Response to kNockYourPunkassDown (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 07:46 PM

10. Maybe not Chicken Little

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:43 PM

4. The Republicans need to use the nuclear option.

Mitch McConnell needs to get off from his fat ass and do something. Harry Reid had no problem going nuclear to get judges confirmed during the previous sessions. The Republicans won control of the Senate. Now they need to use some of that power.

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Response to john262 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:45 PM

5. There is nothing they can do. They have no option to take away the President's veto power.

This deal is gonna happen, with or without America anyway.

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Response to Rephleshed (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 03:00 PM

7. It would be a symbolic victory. It would put one separate and co-equal branch of the

the federal government on record as opposing the Iran deal. There have never been any allusions about the deal's ultimately going through given Obama's veto power. But at least Congress could go on record as having opposed it.

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Response to john262 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 03:04 PM

8. Blah, whatever... maybe they should spend time actually doing something real.

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Response to john262 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:55 PM

6. All that does is force President Obama to veto the motion of disapproval

The Iran Nuclear deal is still safe

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:36 PM

14. Are you happy about this? And if so, why?

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Response to john262 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 08:01 PM

12. great question... I've wondered that myself

 

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 07:12 PM

9. GOP Gambit To Embarrass Obama On Iran Deal Collapses

This is great news if the filibuster is successful http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/senate-democrats-iran-nuclear-deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats clinched the crucial Senate votes Tuesday to block passage of a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear accord, an outcome that would be a major victory for President Barack Obama against united Republican opposition.

But amid fast-paced developments as lawmakers returned to Washington from their five-week summer recess, supporters of the deal stopped short of declaring victory. That was because it remained uncertain whether all 41 Democratic and independent senators now on record in favor of the deal would also support a filibuster to block a final vote on the disapproval resolution.

Still, the complicated machinery of Congress was turning in favor of the president on his top foreign policy priority, despite GOP control of both the House and the Senate. Already supporters of the deal have the votes in hand to uphold Obama's veto of a disapproval resolution, should that become necessary. Blocking the disapproval resolution with a filibuster, while ideal from the White House view because it would spare Obama from having to use a veto, would not change the ultimate outcome.

"This agreement will stand," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a speech Tuesday morning at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "America will uphold its commitment and we will seize this opportunity to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon."

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 08:07 PM

13. AWESOME FRICKIN' NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:17 PM

15. Obama scores major foreign policy victory with Senate vote

Today was a great day for peace http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/obama-scores-major-foreign-policy-victory-senate-vote

When the international nuclear agreement came together, the possibility of Congress derailing the diplomatic solution and killing the policy was quite real.


But as of this afternoon, the breakthrough foreign policy will advance.

Senate Democrats delivered President Barack Obama a victory when they blocked a resolution of disapproval against the deal.

The procedural vote, 58-42, fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote and came after a lengthy floor debate – the culmination of acrimonious and often partisan back and forth following the agreement between the U.S., Iran and five world powers was struck.
The vote fell along predictable lines: all 42 Democratic supporters of the policy stuck together to derail the Republican effort. That was no small feat, and Democratic leaders like Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) deserve a lot of credit for the progressive accomplishment.

It was just three weeks ago that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) vowed with great confidence, “We’re going to kill this deal.”

No, actually you’re not.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 11:36 AM

16. Republicans Can't Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 12:24 AM

17. Senate Dems beat back GOP on Iran deal, again

McConnell forced the Democrats to vote to sustain the filibuster a second time http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/15/politics/senate-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/index.html

For the second time in two weeks, Senate Democrats Tuesday blocked a Republican push for a final vote on the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by President Barack Obama and is uniformly opposed by congressional Republicans.

The procedural vote, which needed support from 60 senators to pass, fell four votes shy: 56-42.

GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul -- who both oppose the Iran deal -- missed the vote, thanks to Wednesday's CNN-hosted debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley California. The measure fell two votes short last week.

GOP leaders had hoped that two of those Democrats would buckle to pressure from constituents and flip their votes, but that was not the case.

The vote means the historic Iran deal, which lifts economic sanctions against Iran in return for it curbing its nuclear ambitions for the next several years, is set to be implemented despite majority votes in the House and Senate against it.

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