Gang of 8 Plans Fiscal Getaway

A group of eight senators—the Gang of Six plus two—is planning a secret getaway to hash out a bipartisan solution to the looming fiscal cliff, Politico reported on Wednesday. The legislators will be hosted by Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia at an undisclosed location as they work to deal with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and federal spending cuts planned for the end of 2012. The Gang of Six originally convened in 2011 to work on an ultimately unsuccessful solution to the debt-ceiling crisis. “This group continues to meet and work toward a bipartisan solution,” said Kevin Hall, a Warner spokesman.