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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.

Radio host smacks Romney over climate change

By Jason Hancock | 03.08.10 | 1:13 pm

Possible 2012 aspirant and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is taking heat from a familiar source over his statements regarding man-made climate change.

In his latest book, “No Apology,” Romney admits that he agrees with the overwhelming majority of scientists in concluding that climate change is real and “human activity is a contributing factor.” The assertion puts him at odds with many within his own party (a December 2009 Ipsos/McClatchy poll found only 47 percent of Republicans believe humans are contributing the climate change) and sets him up for attack by many grassroots conservatives activists.

Enter controversial Christian radio host Steve Deace. The WHO-AM personality has never been a fan of Romney and repeatedly spoke up in support of Romney’s chief rival during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses (and the eventual caucus winner), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Deace pounced on news or Romney’s climate change statements as yet another issue that he says doesn’t square with conservative voters.

From Deace’s blog:

News: Willard Comes Out for Global Warming

Views: How will the “conservative” intelligentsia (see that as Coulter, Rush, Hannity, National Review, Fox News, etc.) handle the news that their favorite son is closer to Al Gore on this scam than them?

Are you kidding me?  These people eat hypocrisy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Thus, they’ll probably handle this inconvenient truth the same way they handled the truth that Romney was the author of a government-mandated healthcare plan (which they oppose when Obama wants to do it), $50 taxpayer funded elective abortions (which they oppose when Democrats want to do it), and for bringing sodomy marriage to Massachusetts.

At this point most of these people just stand for Republicans beating Democrats, no matter what the Republican is for, so I doubt Romney’s latest sellout will compel them to admit when they’re wrong, nor do I doubt it will cause them to stop believing they get to tell the rest of us how to think.

Romney has had his share of problems with WHO-AM, the largest radio station in the Midwest and a 24-hour conservative talk machine. The most high profile run in came when Romney agreed to an interview with morning host Jan Mickelson. In a heated off-air exchange that Romney said he was unaware was being taped, Romney and Mickelson argued over the Mormon religion. (the off-air portion takes place at the 11 minute mark)

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Comments

  • svbunderson

    These radio hosts are bigots, as evidenced by the Mickelson tape. Thats why they don't like Romney. The Massachussets plan is mandated. It's not a govenment plan though. Mitt Romney did NOT author the $50 taxpayer funded elective abortions in the plan. He was apposed to that. Romney certainly did not author or support in any way Gay Marriage in Massachussets. The Massachussets Supreme Court was responsible for that. Mitt Romney actively and publicly fought against Gay Marriage. Of course the radio hosts know all of this.

  • billfitz

    So the photos are incorrect and the ice is not really melting? People against Romney will say anything to bash him and the turn around and say he does. Hypocrites!

  • svbunderson

    These radio hosts are bigots, as evidenced by the Mickelson tape. Thats why they don't like Romney. The Massachussets plan is mandated. It's not a govenment plan though. Mitt Romney did NOT author the $50 taxpayer funded elective abortions in the plan. He was apposed to that. Romney certainly did not author or support in any way Gay Marriage in Massachussets. The Massachussets Supreme Court was responsible for that. Mitt Romney actively and publicly fought against Gay Marriage. Of course the radio hosts know all of this.

  • billfitz

    So the photos are incorrect and the ice is not really melting? People against Romney will say anything to bash him and the turn around and say he does. Hypocrites!

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