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Congress should act on Iran

As negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program resumed last week, President Obama reiterated his opposition to new sanctions legislation. The legislation, which has strong bipartisan support, could “undermine the negotiations” and isolate the United States from its allies, Obama said Friday. “Just hold your fire,” he urged Congress, vowing to veto the bill if it reached him.

Sanders has mountains to climb

WASHINGTON — The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders’ political operation, which might become a presidential campaign.

An electoral quandary

After a major corruption scandal among its state judges, Florida enforced new judicial ethics rules, including one prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign donations.