Gang Of Six Articles


Fiscal Conservatives Barred from Supercommittee (Updated)

Will Senate Republicans be able to prevent tax hikes?
8:34 AM, Aug 02, 2011

The debt ceiling deal will pass the Senate early this afternoon. No suspense there. But the vote will be worth watching for another reason: Three Republican Senate sources tell TWS that senators who vote against the deal will be ineligible to serve on the so-called “supercommittee” for deficit reduction that the legislation creates.

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Weakening Defense

4:00 PM, Jul 22, 2011

Coburn: 'No Realistic Expectation that the Gang of Six Plan Is Ever Gonna Accomplish Anything...'

2:27 PM, Jul 21, 2011

Senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), a member of the so-called Gang of Six, slams the Senate for dodging votes and offers support for the House Republicans’ recently passed legislation to raise the debt limit in exchange for cutting, capping, and balancing federal spending.  The House plan is the only actual legislation that has been proposed — let alone passed — so far (whether by the White House, the Senate, or the House) that would raise the debt limit.

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McKeon Criticizes Gang of Six Proposal's Defense Cuts

12:49 PM, Jul 21, 2011

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, has released a statement on the Gang of Six deficit reduction proposal:

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Say No to the Gang of Six

Budget expert Keith Hennessey explains why.
10:02 AM, Jul 21, 2011

Stand still in Washington these days and you're likely to be hit by a deficit reduction plan.

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Happy Hour: Gang of Six 'Promises Prove False'?

6:00 PM, Jul 20, 2011

Jennifer Rubin: "The Senate adviser told me, 'I think a bunch of Republicans are buying into the Gang of Six talking points too quickly.' He predicted, 'I think most will scurry as soon as the real bill is written and all the promises prove false.'”

The American: "The Gang of Six Punts on Cuts in Farm Bill Subsidies"

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Paul Ryan: "Gang of Six" Proposal Would Actually Raise Tax Revenue $2 Trillion

The budget committee chairman sees some problems with "Gang of Six" budget framework.
11:26 PM, Jul 19, 2011

Paul Ryan says

 

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Happy Hour: Nixing the Gang of Six

6:00 PM, Jun 23, 2011

"Reid Nixes 'Gang of Six' - Members Stunned"

"Public Pensions Roll the Dice"

If you've been waiting for presidential election angle on the Whitey Bulger arrest, here it is

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Gang of Six Gone Bust?

3:47 PM, May 17, 2011

After much fanfare about a coming bipartisan budget agreement in the Senate, it looks as though rumors that the so-called Gang of Six had fallen apart may be true. Bloomberg reports:

A bipartisan “Gang of Six” senators is unlikely to reach agreement on a proposal to reduce the government’s long-term budget deficits, Senator Tom Coburn said today.

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