The Deciding Vote for Obama’s Iran Deal Was Bob Corker, Not Barbara Mikulski

The Beltway press tried to make the passage of President Obama’s nuclear sellout to Iran look like a moment of high political drama, but you could tell their hearts weren’t really in it. Everyone knew this was a done deal from the very beginning, thanks to the efforts of the true “deciding vote,” Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

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From Bob Corker to Obama, Iran Deal is ‘Failure Theater’ All the Way Down

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate on Thursday to defend his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. As expected, he took a great deal of heat from irate Republicans, plus a few skeptical Democrats, notably Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The headline-grabbing moment came when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said John Kerry had been “fleeced” by the Iranians.

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5 Crazy Facts from Senate Hearing on Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew are making the rounds on Capitol Hill in an effort to sell the Iran deal. Their appearance at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday did not go well, as the three men struggled to answer basic questions and objections to the substance of the deal, as well as the process through which it had been rushed to the UN Security Council before coming to Congress. There were several new revelations at the hearing. Here are the 5 most important.

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John Kerry’s Mantra to Congress: Iran Deal ‘Only Solution’ Other Than War

Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) jabbed at the administration, adding that while Kerry has said Congress would have the ability to weigh in on the final deal, Congress now realizes it would be eight years from now – because that is the time specified in the agreement. “It was either this deal or war,” Corker mocked about not being able to question or oppose the deal.

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (C) and US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew listen while US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill July 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. US Secretary of State John Kerry, US …