Here are some of the issues that will be discussed on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Democrats Help Iran

According to CNN, Senate Democrats were able to hand a big win over to President Obama and of course, Iran.

In a significant win for White House, Senate Democrats Thursday blocked a Republican resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal from going to a final vote.

That means President Barack Obama won't be forced to veto the legislation and drag out for several more weeks an ugly battle with the GOP-controlled Congress over the accord he has fought hard to secure.

The vote on the procedural motion to move to a final vote, which needed 60 votes to pass, failed 58 to 42.

While Senate Republicans are considering a revote on the measure next week to put additional pressure on Democrats, and the House has also planned several votes against the deal, sufficient congressional support has been secured for its implementation.

The vote was a victory for the White House, after it heavily leaned on Democrats to back the deal. It is also an achievement for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in charge of whipping votes, who worked for weeks to ensure wavering Democrats would back the deal and stick together on the important procedural vote.

Some Democrats struggled with whether to block the vote, especially after Republicans vigorously argued a pact of such historical magnitude deserved a final up-or-down vote.

In a sign of how important the procedural vote was to the White House, Obama called Reid late Wednesday to ensure Democrats would stay together on the vote, a Democratic aide told CNN.

"The idea they would filibuster a process they voted for unanimously just a few short months ago is going to be a hard thing to sell," said Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican leader, who argued Democrats had voted earlier in the year to give Congress a say over the deal with Iran but now are blocking a final vote on it.

When things go terribly wrong with this deal, remember who voted for it. The Democrats in this country will be partly responsible for the tactics Iran takes in the future.

10,000 Refugees

According to the New York Times, President Obama has ordered that the United States clear the way to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees beginning October 1.

President Obama, under increasing pressure to demonstrate that the United States is joining European nations in the effort to resettle Syrian refugees, has told his administration to take in at least 10,000 displaced Syrians over the next year.

At a briefing at the White House on Thursday, the press secretary, Josh Earnest, said the United States would “accept at least 10,000 refugees in the next fiscal year,” which begins Oct. 1.

Earlier, Secretary of State John Kerry, said at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill that that the total number of refugees taken in by the United States could rise to more than 100,000, from the current figure of 70,000. State Department officials said that not all of the additional 30,000 would be Syrians, but many would be.

But Mr. Earnest said members of Congress “misunderstood” Mr. Kerry when he said the number of refugees could rise to as high as 100,000 next year. Mr. Earnest emphasized that the administration had no intention of relaxing the significant and lengthy criminal and terrorist background vetting procedures demanded of refugee applicants, an expensive process that can take 18 to 24 months to complete.

“To scale up to a degree that some members of Congress have in mind would have some significant fiscal consequences,” Mr. Earnest said.

The United States offered expedited resettlement to refugees of the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Mr. Earnest said that Syrian refugees would not get similar treatment and that the president would “not sign off on a process that cuts corners” on security guarantees for the United States.

President Obama is partly responsible for the mess in Syria and now we have to help clean up. The refugee crisis that is playing out in Europe can be traced back to lack of U.S. leadership.

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