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Congress prepares for final Iran push

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Nov. 17.
The U.S. Capitol dome and U.S. Senate (R) in Washington, August 2, 2011. The United States is poised to step back from the brink of economic disaster on Tuesday when a bitterly fought deal to cut the budget deficit is expected to clear its final hurdles in the U.S. Senate.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR2PJWO

Capitol Hill will be a beehive of dueling messages on Iran next week as negotiators hurdle toward their self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline for a nuclear deal.

The Republican-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold not one but two hearings on the risks of a "bad deal" with Tehran. Peace activists, meanwhile, are planning a show of force toward the end of the week with just days to go before the deadline.

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