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Obama Gains Traction With Student Loan Offensive

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President Barack Obama is on a three-state tour of college campuses, where he is ripping the GOP for supporting tax cuts for the wealthy at the same time many student loan rates are set to double. But the White House and Congressional Democrats are sure to encounter resistance from Republicans over how to pay for further interest-rate relief.

The Etch-a-Sketch is coming sooner than I thought, he joked. Hes for our education bill, now hes for Violence Against Women. Great.

Editor's Note:

This article updates the print version to include reactions from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and details on how the student loan bill would be funded.

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