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Obama says Missouri GOP Senate hopeful "off the deep end" for comparing student loans to "cancer"

President Obama today slammed Missouri Republican Rep.Todd Akin, one of three GOP Senate hopefuls in the Show-Me State, for comparing the government's student loan program to “stage three cancer.” The president did not mention Akin, a suburban St. Louis congressman,...
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