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Arizona election challenges go viral (access required)

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It all started with Scott Fistler changing his name to Cesar Chavez. Then Republican and Democratic candidates were accused fo forgery and congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox mistakenly attacked Ruben Gallego over his own name change. The Arizona Capitol Times explores those and other 2014 election challenges.

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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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