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Iran and the 'Francis Factor'

Aug 21, 2015 - Politico

Members of Congress trying to derail the Iran nuclear deal will have to contend with the "Francis Factor."

By sheer scheduling luck -- let's just say it probably wasn't what House Speaker John Boehner intended -- Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24.

That's a week after the Republican-led Congress is expected to vote down the nuclear agreement but probably ahead of a vote to override a presidential veto. The next day, Francis speaks at the U.N. General As...