Iran nuclear talks
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.
The president said that the previous sanctions had done their job.
But fewer than half the respondents in new poll think those negotiations will be successful.
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.
"I believe it would pass with a veto-proof majority," he said.
Critics and advocates of President Obama's Iran diplomacy are eagerly awaiting his State of the...
The next round of nuclear talks will take place in New York, the AP reports.