[Ed. – For Obama and his supporters, getting to the 41 votes needed to entirely prevent the Senate vote against the Iran “deal” looks more do-able now than it did two weeks ago.]
The two Democrats, from New Jersey and Virginia, respectively, became the 35th and 36th ‘yes’ votes. This means the White House may be just a few votes shy of the 41 votes it needs to filibuster a resolution disapproving of the historic deal, which would essentially amount to U.S. approval of the deal.
However, some Democrats have indicated the Senate should take the vote on the Iran deal, which means it may be even harder to stop a filibuster. …
Lawmakers return to Washington, D.C. after Labor Day to vote on the deal, which was passed by Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers in July.