“Obama secures votes to sustain veto on anti-Iran deal bills”


MSNBC

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“Liberals poised to give Barack Obama a win on Iran”


POLITICO

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“The President Defends His Iran Plan”


THE ATLANTIC 

On Wednesday at American University, Barack Obama made the case for the Iran nuclear agreement, and against its critics, in a long and detailed speech. The official transcript is here; the C-Span video is here. Later that afternoon, the president met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with nine journalists to talk for another 90 minutes about the thinking behind the plan, and its likely political and strategic effects.

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg was one of the people at that session, and he plans to write about some aspects of the discussion. Slate’s Fred Kaplan was another, and his report is here. I was there as well and will try to convey some of the texture and highlights. MORE

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


President Barack Obama is standing by his comparison of Iranian hardliners to Republicans who he says are dead set on derailing any nuclear deal.

“What I said is absolutely true, factually,” Obama told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview that will air in full Sunday.

“The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds Force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community,” Obama said.

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“Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal”


POLITICO

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31:  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) attends a press conference announcing federal funding for Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts on March 31, 2015 in New York City. The FEMA grant is the largest single grant in U.S. history for disaster relief.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 31: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) attends a press conference announcing federal funding for Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts on March 31, 2015 in New York City. The FEMA grant is the largest single grant in U.S. history for disaster relief. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

“Republicans: John Kerry got ‘bamboozled’ on Iran”


POLITICO

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“Q&A with Hans Blix: Iran deal is ‘remarkably far-reaching’


MSNBC

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“Kerry: I never heard “anytime, anywhere” inspections promise in 4 years”


CBS NEWS

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“Report: ISIS steps up use of chemicals on battlefields in Iraq and Syria”


CNN

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“Deal reached on Iran nuclear program, diplomats say”


CNN

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A deal has been reached on Iran’s nuclear program, diplomats tell CNN. Iran and the EU are to issue a statement on the deal after a final meeting of negotiators in Vienna, the diplomats say. Watch CNNgo.