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. “He’s for our education bill, now he’s for Violence Against Women. Great.”
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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.