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Open letter to readers: Today and tomorrow

By Lynda Waddington | 11.17.11

Wednesday was a difficult day for The American Independent News Network, which is the larger entity that operates The Iowa Independent. Our chief executive and founder announced two of our sister sites would close and their content would be moved to The American Independent.

ACS lockout continues; plan emerges to repeal sugar protections

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By Virginia Chamlee | 11.15.11

A recently introduced bill could have far-reaching impact on the U.S. sugar industry, including American Crystal Sugar, a farmer-owned cooperative that locked out 1,300 Midwest workers on Aug. 1.

Cain campaign: Farmers know more about regulations than EPA

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By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.15.11

The chairman for Herman Cain’s Iowa effort says the campaign “relied more on the word of farmers than Washington regulators” in deciding to run an ad containing claims the Environmental Protection Agency says are false.

Mathis wins, Democrats maintain Senate control

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By Lynda Waddington | 11.08.11

The Iowa Senate will remain under the control of a slim 26-25 Democratic majority when it reconvenes in January 2012.

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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

BRUCE BRALEY RELEASE — As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan ends, it’s more important than ever that our nation works to address the challenges faced by the men and women who fought there.

PR: Honoring veterans, help in hiring

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

CHUCK GRASSLEY RELEASE — A difficult job market is challenging the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have protected America’s interests by serving in the Armed Forces.

PR: In honor of America’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

TOM LATHAM RELEASE — No one has done more to secure the freedom enjoyed by every single American than our veterans and those currently serving in the armed services.

PR: Honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

DAVE LOEBSACK RELEASE — Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the service of generations of veterans and to honor the sacrifices they and their families have made so that we may live in peace and freedom here at home.

Steve King continues ACORN (cookie) scrutiny

By Lynda Waddington | 12.09.09 | 4:12 pm

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, used his Twitter account to report that he has discovered evidence from a White House party that reveals a connection between the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and President Barack Obama.

At the WH Christmas Ball Monday night, they served ACORN cookies

The Congressman also posted a link to the following photograph of his find.

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As The Iowa Independent previously reported, King and other Republican members of Congress have demanded an investigation into ACORN, a grassroots organization that strives to be a voice for low and moderate income Americans.

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Comments

  • # CommieBlastr

    ACORN and SEIU are Communist organizations. See the proof, all the latest news and the deep, deep ties to Obama here: http://www.commieblaster.com/acorn/index.html

  • MYReAgan

    Here comes another half as- crocked politician jumping on the bail-me-out undocumented hay-wagon. I say “you are clueless King”. First of all, I've closely followed your record since you took office in 2003 and let me tell you this much, “you are a war mongering Nazi, who supported Bush's imaginary war.” A president whose administration's sole purpose was to profit from the destruction the created., not to mention how the country's banking and mortgage institutions were allowed to rob American citizen's. That is the main reason why this country is broke.
    The only people that made money during those days were the hundred of thousand contractors that were shipped to Iraq. HOW CONVENIENT THAT YOU ARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR YOURSELF”.
    Not only did you made millions on the Iraq war, you employed hundreds of illegal before you became the low like politician you are now. How quick you forget, “you snake”

  • MYReAgan

    Here comes another half as- crocked politician jumping on the bail-me-out undocumented hay-wagon. I say “you are clueless King”. First of all, I've closely followed your record since you took office in 2003 and let me tell you this much, “you are a war mongering Nazi, who supported Bush's imaginary war.” A president whose administration's sole purpose was to profit from the destruction the created., not to mention how the country's banking and mortgage institutions were allowed to rob American citizen's. That is the main reason why this country is broke.
    The only people that made money during those days were the hundred of thousand contractors that were shipped to Iraq. HOW CONVENIENT THAT YOU ARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR YOURSELF”.
    Not only did you made millions on the Iraq war, you employed hundreds of illegal before you became the low like politician you are now. How quick you forget, “you snake”

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