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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.

Gingrich makes three stops in Iowa Wednesday

By Jason Hancock | 05.26.10 | 9:58 am

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold events in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Davenport Wednesday, raising money for state and local Republicans as well as keynoting an event for the American Future Fund.

As is typically the case, stops in Iowa by nationally-known politicians such as Gingrich raise speculation about whether they intend to run for president. For his part, Gingrich has done little to silence the chatter that he is contemplating a run in 2012, although the former speaker has flirted with a run for president for more than a decade without ever actually throwing his hat in the ring.

At noon, Gingrich will attend a fundraiser hosted by state GOP Chair Matt Strawn and GOP House Leader Kraig Paulsen at the Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education in Cedar Rapids.

At 2:30 p.m., he will address an American Future Fund event in Davenport. The speech is part of the group’s lecture series that has already brought several potential nationally-known Republicans to the Hawkeye State, including former New York Gov. George Pataki and embattled U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada.

At 6 p.m. he will host a fundraiser for the Polk County Republican Party in Des Moines.

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