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Obama Wants Filibuster, Not Vote, on Iran Deal

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(Worthy News) - President Obama now has the support he needs to uphold a veto of any legislation against the Iranian nuclear deal, but apparently that's not enough for him. He still wants Democrats in both houses to filibuster the vote; that is, to prevent it altogether.

In other words, opposition by a bipartisan majority in Congress, a majority of Americans and, for that matter, Israelis, appears to have little impact on his belief in the deal he helped craft, albeit with the world's largest sponsor of state terrorism.

It seems the president doesn't want Congress to vote on the deal, period.

According to some reports, Obama is working behind the scenes, quietly encouraging a filibuster.

"The White House is not explicitly campaigning for a filibuster, but it is privately understood to badly want one in order to prevent the Republican-controlled Congress from voting down the deal and requiring the president to use his veto," Roll Call reported earlier this week. [ Source ]

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