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Daniel Lipinski

Republican lawmakers challenge Obama on Iran nuclear deal

Backed by Israel, Republicans on Wednesday forcefully challenged President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the White House dispatched a Cabinet-level lobbying team to build support for the agreement to ease sanctions in exchange for concessions on the Islamic nation's nuclear program. There were scattered Democratic concerns, as well, after classified briefings from Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials, although it was unclear how widespread the opposition was in Obama's own party. According to lawmakers emerging from the briefings, Kerry said the international coalition behind existing economic and military sanctions will collapse no...

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