'Gang Of 8' Working Toward Resolution Of Debate Surrounding The Fiscal Cliff

Politico: Gang Of 8 Plots Secret Retreat
The group came together in the summer of 2011 to try to hammer out a deal to solve the debt ceiling crisis but failed to reach an agreement in the end. Yet it’s jumped into the latest debate over the fiscal cliff — the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and a dramatic cut to federal spending, including for the Pentagon — to see try to see if the bipartisan fever catches widely (Bresnahan and Sherman, 10/2).

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