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Obama to tout housing initiative in hard-hit Arizona

President Barack Obama speaks at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Calling the 2009 federal auto bailout a success story, Obama touted steps taken by his administration that he said have brought the economy and U.S. manufacturing roaring back to life. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Throughout Barack Obama's presidency, Arizona has served as a symbol of the nation's real estate crisis and recovery. When Obama visited Arizona within weeks of taking office in 2009, the state was among the hardest hit by the housing collapse and the White House was pushing multibillion-dollar programs to save homeowners from foreclosure.

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With presidential aspirations behind him, McCain again addresses convention (access required)

When he last stepped on a Republican National Convention stage, the GOP was John McCain’s party. It was 2008 and the Arizona senator had just been picked by delegates in St. Paul, Minn., as their presidential nominee. McCain stepped on the convention stage again Wednesday in Tampa, but this time he was there to deliver a speech on foreign policy and he stood in the shadow of current nominee Mitt Romney.

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Tobin criticizes media, Dems in Chamber speech (access required)

The 2011 session may be over, but some Republicans are still holding a grudge over the criticism to which they say they were subjected. House Speaker Andy Tobin chastised the media and Democrats in the Legislature, arguing that Republicans made the tough decisions to cut the budget and pass the Arizona Competitiveness Package amid “abuse” from the press and the minority party.

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