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Gang of Six Debt

Sam Stein

McConnell-Reid Debt Deal Close To Being Scrapped, Larger Package In Reach | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fail-safe debt ceiling plan crafted by the Senate's top two leaders, Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is close to be...

Progress Scarce As Senate Takes Up Debt Ceiling Plans

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In secretive endgame negotiations, President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders reached anew on Thursday for an elusive "gra...

Congratulations Sen. Coburn

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Based on the limited information that we have, I think it is important to highlight some of what is in this so-called Gang of Six proposal that the corporate media, among others, are enthralled about.

Sam Stein

Reid Opposes Short-Term Debt Limit Deal To Pass Gang Of Six Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Jen Bendery WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Wednesday that he opposed pursuing a one-month exten...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Dems Don't Return Obama's Embrace Of 'Gang' Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and congressional lawmakers appear to be at odds over whether they can attach a recently revived bipartisan pro...

Negotiators Set Deadline For Debt Limit Deal

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - A group of top lawmakers on Wednesday set an ambitious July 1 goal to reach a broad debt-reduct...

'Gang Of Six' Move Closer To Deficit Deal

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of the "Gang of Six" senators working on a bipartisan plan to wrestle the deficit under control said Wednesday that the group h...

Gang Of Six Hones Deficit Reduction Plan

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of six senators is closing in on what could represent the best chance for tackling a deficit crisis that has forced t...

Touch of Class

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama did two things in his address at George Washington University that he has been loath to do throughout his presidency. He spoke like a progressive partisan. And he spoke of the injuries of class.

GANG OF SIX: Bipartisan Senate Group Seeks Debt-Reduction Plan | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

Days after President Obama called for forming a bipartisan group in Congress to begin negotiating a $4 trillion debt-reduction package, the parties ha...