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Obama housing plan: from dismantling Fannie Mae to immigration reform (access required)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd assembled at Desert Vista High School as he prepares to give a speech on Aug. 6. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Speaking to more than 2,000 at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Obama laid out a six-point plan that he said will help first-time homebuyers and people who lost out when the bubble burst get home loans, make rental homes more affordable for people who don’t own houses, and ultimately wean American off the government-backed mortgage system that the president faulted with causing the housing crash in the first place.

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Cardon running for secretary of state (access required)

U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon (Photo from Twitter account)

Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is running for secretary of state, bringing a big name and a lot of self-funding ability to a Republican primary that is growing increasingly crowded.

Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Flake for the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate race, filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, according to a press release.

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