Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon
April 20th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
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Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon

(CNN) - President Obama is heading back to late night television next week, set to appear on comedian Jimmy Fallon's show as part of a week-long push to pressure congressional Republicans to renew a measure keeping student loan rates at 3.4 percent.

News of Obama's appearance on the popular late night comedy show came via Twitter from both Fallon himself and White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer Friday morning. It is the president's first appearance on the show, though First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest in February.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Can someone please explain what was the benefit of inserting private banks between the government and students? It was claimed that it was done in the name of efficiency and cost cutting. I see nothing efficient about it when I look at the salaries of the bank employees managing and adminsitering the loans compared to the salaries of the government employees who used to do the same job.

    April 20, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |

    The rate should stay the same. Obviously the special interest that be didn't get the message of the 99% movement. The middle class are the only one's sacrificing in this age of austerity. What's the point of going to school, putting yourself in debt, getting out of school and can't find a job? It's a recipe for disaster. Luckily college kids can stay on their parents health insurance policy up until the age of 26 thanks to the ACA.

    April 20, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  3. Enough promises already!

    Obama is now starting to promise everything and the world again! Let's see how many idiots fall for these promises again!!!

    April 20, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Yeah, gotta get out there and talk up all the freebies everybody will get at the expense of other people. It is all Obama has done for 4 years. Does he realize he's President, not Santa Claus?

    April 20, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  5. Holla

    Compassionate president. We love you for the terrific job you're doing. God bless America!

    April 20, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. Nik

    keeping the rates low is a great thing obama. but what about making it more affordable. My wife graduated and the payments are so high i could have 2 car payments instead of the 1 sudent loan payment. how about freezing tuition hikes? you froze government employees raises, why not make it so if the president of these colleges want to increase thier pay then they do it without the students paying for it? if you lower the cost of going to college then when these students get out and arent swimming in debt then they might be able to afford to buy a car...

    April 20, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. Anna

    REALLY? Talk to Jimmy Falon about student loans? What a joke!

    April 20, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. Larry L

    You can be certain the Republicans will want to kill this program. The wealthy don't use student loans to send their kids to private schools.

    April 20, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. george of the jungle

    do what ever it takes Mr. president. Obama 2012

    April 20, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  10. Myviewis

    Here we go again, Obama wanting to be with the Hollywood gang. This man really graves attention, fame, he should have been an actor. Wish he would take the White House more serious instead of trying to solve our problems with comedians.

    April 20, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  11. John

    Fallon better be worried, Obama will be looking for a new job after November.

    April 20, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |