June 7th, 2012
04:28 PM ET
LAS VEGAS (CNN) - President Obama is trying to use the success of social media to get his proposal to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling at the end of the month.
While speaking to a crowd of 2,500 on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he urged students to pressure Congress for action by writing on their Facebook walls, and tweeting with the hashtag #dontdoublemy rate.
He told the students that if Congress didn't act by July 1st, interest rates on federal student loans will double and would end up costing the average student an additional $1000. FULL POST
June 1st, 2012
07:08 PM ET
President Obama was in Minneapolis, MN today to tout his latest economic plan- to create a job bank for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. But with this morning's disappointing jobs numbers, he didn't dwell on the numbers and took a broader approach to economic recovery. CNN's Brianna Keilar traveled with him to the Honeywell factory which employs dozens of veterans for the president's speech.
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