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Obama’s impact (access required)

(Photo by Evan Wyloge / Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizonans find lots to criticize amidst a few glimmers of praise

A huge rise in deportations. Regulatory overreach. Borderlands decimated by off-road vehicles. Operation Fast and Furious. More than four years after Barack Obama became president, liberals and conservatives alike have lots to criticize about what has happened in Arizona during his presidency.

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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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