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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.

Mailers focus on gay marriage in HD66 Democratic primary

By Jason Hancock | 06.07.10 | 9:58 am

Clair Rudison Jr., who is challenging incumbent state Rep. Ak0 Abdul-Samad in the Iowa House District 66 Democratic primary, released two attack mailers late last week focusing on his opposition to same-sex marriage.

The primary, which has become ground zero in the battle over marriage rights for same-sex couples, has up until now been mostly focused on other issues like education and the economy. But Rudison, who describes himself as pro-family, pro-life and pro-marriage, has received financial support from the Iowa Family Policy Center, a vehemently anti-gay organization. That support has caused One Iowa, the state’s larges LGBT-rights group, to become highly active in the district.

The mailers appear after the jump.

And a second mailer arrive late Friday.

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  • rextrek1

    Ohh I seeee….”Marriage is a Building Block of Our Community”……and NOT those “Icky” TAX PAYING Gay people & THIER Families……..hey Mr Rudison….wasn't that long ago in America's history – your Buy-Bull was USED to Enslave blacks and Deny them Equal Rights…..But seems YOU forget that. You're of the “I Got my Rights, so let me Trample of those other people's Rights crowd” …what a loser you are. How about worrying about Unemployment,Hunger,homelessness? ..and excuse me, for a man namwed “Clair” …are you compensating for something dear?

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