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July 21, 2011 With the president praising their plan, and with critics from both sides of the political aisle taking shots at it, the "Gang of Six" is this week at the center of the deficit-reduction talks in Washington.
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President Obama spoke about the ongoing debt negotiations earlier this week in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C.
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July 21, 2011 In an interview with NPR, the president said the plan being crafted by three Republican and three Democratic senators confirms an approach that he has been advocating. His comments came amid conflicting reports about where negotiations stand.
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July 21, 2011 With the clock ticking, negotiations continue. But reviews are mixed on the "Gang of Six" plan that many have been hoping would break the deadlock.
July 19, 2011 It is "broadly consistent with the approach that I've urged," the president tells reporters. The bipartisan plan includes spending cuts and increases in tax revenues.
May 18, 2011 Senate gangs rarely work out. So Sen. Tom Coburn's exit from the bipartisan Gang of Six trying to reach a grand bargain that would reduce the nation's deficits and debt just continue a long pattern.
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