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President Obama hit the campaign trail on Tuesday to win back the vote from disaffected 20-somethings who have seen neither hope nor change during his term of office. Taxpayers are footing the bill for a three-state college tour to push Congress to lower interest rates on student loans.
Wooing young voters, President Barack Obama is on a blitz to keep the cost of college loans from soaring for millions of students, taking his message to three states strategically important to his re-election bid. By taking on student debt, Obama is speaking to middle-class America and targeting an enormous burden that threatens the economic recovery.
In the crucial swing state of North Carolina where the Democratic Party is dealing with a divisive sexual harassment scandal, President Obama began a two-day national tour Tuesday aimed partly at ramping up enthusiasm among college-age voters.
Eager to energize young voters, President Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education, using his Internet and radio address Saturday to preview an argument he will take on the road this week to university campuses in states crucial to his re-election.
On a January night, under cover of darkness, Matt Tomasulo and two friends dared to commit a subversive act: They placed 27 signs at three intersections in Raleigh, advising people how long it takes to walk from one destination to another.
When a musician plays a violin long enough, the instrument is imprinted with its owner's way of making sound. If someone else picks it up, they learn to play it in a way that honors its history.
As a young personal-injury lawyer in North Carolina, John Edwards earned a reputation for turning down multimillion-dollar settlement offers on bets that jurors would award his clients more money at the end of a trial.
The price of gold, which has climbed for years like a blood pressure reading for anxious investors, plunged Wednesday to its lowest level in three months.