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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.

Virginia AG coming to Iowa to stump for Findley

By Jason Hancock | 09.30.10 | 9:08 am

Brenna Findley

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be in Iowa next week to campaign for Republican Brenna Findley, who hopes to oust Iowa AG Tom Miller this fall.

Cuccinelli, who became nationally known when he sued the Obama administration over the federal health-care law and EPA greenhouse gas regulations, will be the featured guest at an event in the home of Christian and Jenelle Fong in Cedar Rapids at 5:30 p.m. Monday. He will travel to Dubuque for an anti-health care reform event at 7:30 p.m.

Findley has repeatedly said she would join the lawsuit against health care reform legislation passed earlier this year by Congress.

In an interview Monday with KCIM-AM in Carroll, Findley discussed what some of her priorities would be if elected, including assisting in overturning marriage equity for same-sex couples.

“When the Defense of Marriage Act was challenged in court, one thing that Iowans should know is that their current attorney general, the one that I’m running against, would not go to court to defend Iowa’s marriage law,” Findley said. “And it certainly makes a difference when our own lawyer won’t go to defend our own law in court.”

In April 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, saying it violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.

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  • David L. Keys

    I'm pretty sure that Benna Findley said nothing about “overturning marriage equity for same-sex couples.” She does support traditional marriage, and if the legislature should pass the Iowa Marriage Amendment, she would vigorously defend the law against any challenges. It is not a question of “equity” but one of defending natural law.

    • rextrek1

      I always break it down this way…..In Our Galaxy with 100's of Billions of Stars/Suns/Planets….which is 100,000 light yrs the known Universe there are 100's of Billions of Galaxies…No Sky God,He/She/It/ a ratz behind about us humans and what “we do” with our Human Private parts (hoo-hoos and Pee-pees)…we are NOT that Important in the Scheme and vastness if the Universe…..we are but a mere spec in the grand scale of the Universe….God is a “man-made” concept to keep the Sheeple / people in line….in Fear, and the coffers full $$$$..thats where Human Greed and Power come in…

  • Garland

    Cuch is a great embarrassment to most Virginians. He's also a big climate change denier. He changed the state symbol on stationery and everything which depicted the symbol of the goddess Virtus to cover her breasts because he decided that a couple hundred years of exposed breasts was enough! The guy is a radical, conservative Catholic who the Washington Post flatly said was a bigot. He has proved to be just that. He looks like such a nice guy but he's actually a vicious snake.

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