When was the last time you heard a presidential pitch for extending lowered student loan interest rates over an r&b beat? Check out President Obama’s turn as he takes part in late night host Jimmy Fallon’s “slow jamming the news” segment to promote extending Stafford loan interest rates for students from low-income families. If Congress doesn’t act interest rates are set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent come July.

As it turns out, GOP candidate Mitt Romney and Obama happen to be on the same page about the issue. But it was President Obama doing the talking last night. How’d he do?

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