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Bill aims to create new housing-loan structure


The top Democrat on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Thursday introduced a draft proposal to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and create a new lender-owned cooperative that would issue government-backed loans. Representative Maxine Waters of California outlined a measure that challenges the more conservative approach of the panel’s chairman. Texas Republican Jeb… Read More →

Sinema wins Arizona congressional seat

Kyrsten Sinema
by in Business News | Politics

Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads. Sinema becomes the first openly bisexual member of Congress. Her victory came in a year when three states approved gay marriage, and at least… Read More →

Barber ahead again, Sinema lead grows

by in Business News

Two Arizona congressional races remained too close to call Sunday. The hand-picked successor of former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was ahead again in his race to win a full term in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. Results posted Sunday show Democrat Ron Barber pulling ahead of Republican Martha McSally by more than 300 votes out of… Read More →

Arizona congressional races too close to call


Arizona’s three competitive congressional races were too close to call early Wednesday, including the Tucson-centered seat Rep. Ron Barber won in June to replace his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords. Barber saw his small lead against Republican Martha McSally in the 2nd District disappear just before midnight, with McSally taking a tiny lead. “We knew it… Read More →

Podcast: GoVote Aims To Change Voter Turn Out

Podcast: GoVote Aims To Change Voter Turn Out
by in Podcasts | Politics

Voter turn-out is a constant issue with every political campaign, but is looking to do something to change that. By educating its visitors on a local and national level, GoVote looks to positively impact the voter turnout for the 2012 presidential elections. While based in Arizona, GoVote has contributors to the website from all… Read More →