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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

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

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

Liz Mathis
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.

Holder: ‘We are committed to protecting competition very, very vigorously’

By Lynda Waddington | 03.12.10 | 9:50 am
Eric Holder

Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who campaigned in Iowa on behalf of Barack Obama, says he has returned to the state “for another learning opportunity.”

“The people of this state have taught me that no matter how improbable the task, I learned that it can always get underway with a start in Iowa,” he said.

Noting that the meeting is unprecedented both for its scope, level of participation and joint hosting by the U.S. department of justice and agriculture, Holder says the workshops mark his agency’s new commitment to transparency and trust.

“We all know that one of the biggest threats to our economy is the erosion of market competition,” he said. “We’ve learned the hard way that long periods of non-regulation can lead to a lack of competition.”

Holder says that a number of American farmers are finding it difficult to survive doing what they have done for a number of decades.

“We are committed to protecting competition very, very vigorously,” he said.

“As we evaluate and develop policy, we want to hear from you.”

To date the agency has received more than 15,000 comments, he noted, since announcing the national workshop series in August 2009.

“Your participation here gives me great hope that we can accomplish great things in the weeks and months ahead,” he said.

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    Holder is one of Obama's hissing cockroaches. He should be used as a practice dummy for enhanced interrogation techniques.

  • HostileKnowledge

    Holder is one of Obama's hissing cockroaches. He should be used as a practice dummy for enhanced interrogation techniques.

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