Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Politics for Friday, Aug. 9, with guests Jeff Rogers, former chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party; Trent Humphries,Tucson Tea Party Founder; Lea Marquez-Peterson, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president:
OBAMA PHOENIX VISIT: President Barack Obama visited Phoenix Tuesday to speak about the steps his administration plans to take to heal the nation's housing market, and help the middle class. Guests discuss the president's plan, and Gov. Jan Brewer's response to his speech.
NINE DREAMERS RELEASED: Nine 'Dreamers,' who were detained about two weeks ago after attempting to cross from Mexico to U.S. without documentation as a form of protest, were released Wednesday. Guests discuss their release and immigration reform.
FRED DUVAL: Democrat Fred DuVal, who is seeking to become governor of Arizona next year, was deemed the 'least interesting man in the world' by the Arizona Republican Party this week. The GOP party borrowed marketing from Dos Equis beer, which features 'The Most Interesting Man in the World." DuVal responded by creating a card where he impersonates such character, and renamed himself as 'the most electable man in the world.' More controversy brewed when Republicans complained personified himself as a Hispanic in the card to appeal to Latino voters.
PIMA SPENDING $280K FOR SOCCER: Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved spending $280,000 for pre-season Major League Soccer training at the Kino Sports Complex. Those funds also include plans to bring a Mexican soccer team to plan in Tucson.
HONORING THE LATE JEFF SMITH: The legendary columnist passed away this week at the age of 67.
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