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Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

Dubbing it a "no-brainer," President Barack Obama expanded

Dubbing it a "no-brainer," President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday capping monthly student loan payments for 5 million more borrowers at an unknown cost to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (June 9, 2014 6:56 PM)

(AP) -- Dubbing it a "no-brainer," President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday capping monthly student loan payments for 5 million more borrowers at an unknown cost to taxpayers. Obama also threw his support behind legislation that Democrats are using to paint Republicans as blocking relief for Americans inundated by student debt.

With a group of student loan borrowers looking on, Obama...

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