Iran nuclear talks
Experts aren’t sure how long it would take Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
Maneuvering on the left appeared to shift political calculations on Wednesday.
"We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday."
Critics said the letter from 47 Republicans undermined the president's policy.
A bloc of Senate Democrats have said they won't support a floor vote until late May.
A vote on the Kirk-Menendez bill could put Dems in a tough spot.
"We're not going to do it," said Josh Earnest, amid reports Iran is striking ISIS.
House Intelligence chairman warns of attacks if nuclear talks fail.
John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart left Friday for final consult with their governments.
A GOP Congress could doom what Obama hopes will be a legacy achievement.
“These are two separate matters that will be resolved separately,” Josh Earnest said.
The foreign affairs chairman has been skeptical of the interim nuclear deal.
Iran's foreign minister says Russia had made "the right decision."
Fifty-nine percent backs lifting sanctions for limits on Iran's nuclear program.
Key Dems hailed the plan while some Republicans called for even more flexibility.
Sen. Tom Cotton, a former infantry officer, calls Iran an "Islamist tyranny."
The administration is objecting to an up-or-down vote in Congress on a deal.
"It's difficult to imagine something more dangerous," he quipped.
The White House says sanctions legislation could "blow up" talks.
Kerry and his Iranian counterpart cancelled plans to leave the negotiations.
Negotiators face a Monday deadline.
Some Americans who headed to the Mideast to join terror groups could be back home.
Meeting marks the first conversation after diplomats failed to broker a deal before July 20.
A State official said an extension was only likely if significant progress were made.