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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Takeaways from Obama's big win on Iran deal

WASHINGTON With Sen. Barbara Mikulski providing the deciding vote, President Barack Obama has won the fight over his Iran deal sealing for now a key legacy item and preventing what would have been a catastrophic defeat for his presidency. Here are some key takeaways: 1. AIPAC is one of Washington's most powerful lobbying groups, but it's no match for a determined Obama and the broader progressive movement inside the Democratic Party base, outside some strongholds in New York, Florida and a few other pockets. 2. Sen. Charles E. Schumer didn't exactly put his considerable political muscle into what probably would have been a quixotic effort to kill the deal. Just one other...

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