Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., made waves in May when he left the Gang of Six, saying, "They don’t want to go where I want to go and I don’t want to go where they want to go." So, why'd he come back?According to the Associated Press, the group conceded additional budget cuts to federal health care programs to get Coburn back in the fold. (And it couldn't have hurt that, as he told Politico, Sen. Chambliss forced Coburn to have dinner with him almost every night since he left the gang.)
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Politicians, including President Obama, lauded the "Gang of Six" for introducing a plan on Tuesday that they say will reduce U.S. debt by $3.7 trillion. The group of six senators -- three Republicans and three Democrats -- may have made a step toward debt compromise, but what do we know about them? In this gallery, we highlight details about the gang you may not know.
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