(CNN) - After a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania to sell his plan on controlling college costs to students and parents, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to continue the push for his three-pronged plan to reduce the financial burden on students.
Student loan debt has skyrocketed in recent years, as have delinquencies, making it a pressing issue for millions of Americans. In 2011, students owed an average of nearly $27,000 in loans, making it second only to mortgages in consumer debt.
(CNN) - While Washington lawmakers are mired in stalemate, Republican governors are pushing through laws that "preserve freedom," Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in Saturday's weekly GOP address.
The first-term Republican, who began the remarks by blasting President Barack Obama's health care law, said that those governors provide an alternative to waiting on lawmakers in Washington to achieve meaningful change.