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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.

Santorum called ‘pro-life fraud’ in anonymous Iowa robocalls

By Jason Hancock | 03.09.10 | 11:40 am

With potential 2012 presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in the Hawkeye State Tuesday night, Iowans are receiving an anonymous recorded phone message attacking him for being a “a pro-life fraud,” CNN reports.

The robocall says Santorum, who is an ardent opponent of abortion rights, campaigned for former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and Republican-turned Democratic Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, both of whom support abortion rights. Two Republicans in Central Iowa told The Iowa Independent they received the call Monday night, but CNN was unable to confirm how widespread the calls were or who was responsible for them.

“As a lifelong advocate of the sanctity of life, I know pro-life frauds when I see one, and Rick Santorum is a pro-life fraud,” the call says, before directing people to talk to Santorum during his Iowa visit or call him at at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he is a senior fellow.

Santorum is scheduled to address an Iowa Christian Alliance event Tuesday night.

The audio of the call was posted on YouTube by a user named “RickSantorum2012.”

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Comments

  • annawoods04

    It took me a while to come to the understanding that term limits are necessary. I truly believe that what keeps many of these long-timers in Congress is voter inertia. It appears that’s what was going on in Massachusetts. Add to that the inability of many newcomers to claw out a foothold once some Congress Critter has gotten a “political machine” in place.

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  • annawoods04

    It took me a while to come to the understanding that term limits are necessary. I truly believe that what keeps many of these long-timers in Congress is voter inertia. It appears that’s what was going on in Massachusetts. Add to that the inability of many newcomers to claw out a foothold once some Congress Critter has gotten a “political machine” in place.

    New York liposuctions

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