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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.

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Santorum announces more Iowa staffers

By Lynda Waddington | 05.23.11 | 9:01 am

The presidential exploratory campaign for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, is announcing new additions to its Iowa and New Hampshire teams.

Jamie Johnson of Stratford will serve as the campaign’s state coalitions director, managing Santorum’s statewide coalitions and grassroots efforts. Johnson is a 20-year veteran of political campaigns and a frequent speaker at Iowa tea party events, according to the campaign. Johnson has also served on the Republican Party of Iowa’s platform committee, and has been a delegate to three state conventions.

April Baylor of Ames has been hired as an assistant to State Director Cody Brown. Baylor has previously served in volunteer roles in the campaigns for U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Ames) and Gov. Terry Branstad.

The hiring of Jamie and April are in addition to Senator Santorum’s existing Iowa team: Senior Advisors Nick Ryan and Jill Latham, Iowa State Director Cody Brown and Field Director Lucas Draisey.

In New Hampshire, the Santorum campaign is adding Kristin Beaulieu of Nashua and Tyler Carlisle of Manchester as field representatives. Santorum’s field director in NH is Nick Pappas, and his national political director, Mike Biundo, is also leading the state team.

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  • Anonymous

     Rick Santorum – A career politician, a contributor to the
    FOX news channel, defeated a long-time career politician, has now become a
    long-term career politician. Santorum introduced the term “Islamic fascism”, while
    questioning “his opponent’s ability to make the right decisions on national
    security, is known for his “confrontational, partisan, ‘in your
    face’ style of politics and government. In 2001, Santorum tried unsuccessfully to insert language
    which came to be known as the “Santorum Amendment”
    into the No Child Left
    Behind bill that sought to promote
    the teaching of intelligent
    design while questioning the
    academic standing of evolution in public
    schools. Santorum on the take! – On April 14, 2005, Santorum introduced the National
    Weather Service Duties Act of 2005 to “clarify the duties and responsibilities
    of theNational
    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather
    Service (NWS), and for other
    purposes”.[43] This legislation, if enacted, would prohibit
    the NWS from publishing weather data to the public when private-sector entities,
    such as AccuWeather, a company based
    in Santorum’s home state, perform the same function commercially. Accuweather
    employees have contributed at least $5500 to Santorum since 1999, according to
    the Federal Election Commission.(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum)

  • Anonymous

     On the question of: Is Rush Linbaugh doing a good job, my answer is no! Brush Himoff is spewing hatred and bigotry daily and I cannot believe there are gullible people still listening to his narrow-minded rhetoric.

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