Article Photos: GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill 6/8

  Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, accompanied by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, and students, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, as the Senate moves toward a showdown on a Democratic proposal to keep federally subsidized loan interest rates from doubling for millions of college students. Clarise McCants of Philadelphia, right, a Howard University political science major, added her own appeal to the senators. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)