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Obama's Democrats Face Intense Pressure as They Weigh Iran Deal

World  (tags: US-Iran deal, US politics, democrats, middle-east, conflict, politics, usa, government )

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As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 7:34 am
He took an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent two hours with him and 21 other Democratic lawmakers, picking out faults in the agreement that Israel opposes. Voters from Norcross's south New Jersey district flooded his office with phone calls and emails and buttonholed him in person.

On Tuesday, Norcross said he would oppose the deal on the grounds that it does not go far enough to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. All the attempts at persuasion gave him the information he needed to make up his mind, he said, adding that the politics of the debate weren't a factor.


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Republicans and Netanyahu, come up with a better plan then, that doesn't endorse war.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 4:23 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
I definitely agree with Darren---where is the better plan? Otherwise, here comes WWIII. Have been signing petitions & sending messages to members of Congress to support this deal and will continue to.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 2:07 am
TY Cal.

Billie C (2)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 10:18 pm
kill the iran deal. it's not good for the world. iran is going to start a war no matter what. better they start it before they get all the goodies they have promised to buy than after they get all that money. iran has in no agreement promised not to wipe out israel or attack the usa. even other muslim nations are worried about them getting that treaty. obama and kerry gave away isreal, the bomb and the usa.

David Anderson (72)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 10:56 pm
Darren, no agreement would be better than an agreement which leaves Iran self-monitoring, does nothing to slow down the progress of its nuclear program, and frees up tons of money to finance it. It is tempting to suppose that Obama wants Iran to possess nuclear arms. As much as I dislike the man, I am not inclined to believe that he is THAT stupid as to do this accidentally.

Sam H (410)
Monday August 24, 2015, 1:53 am
"Norcross came out against the deal at a synagogue in his district, where he was joined on stage by an Israeli official and a lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel group that opposes the pact."

Doesn't this tell the whole story, Cal?

Vikram S (41)
Monday August 24, 2015, 3:00 am
Thanks for sharing . Noted.
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