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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.

(Photo: Patrick Michels/The Texas Independent)
(Photo: Patrick Michels/The Texas Independent)

Perry attacked from both sides

By Lynda Waddington | 09.26.11 | 9:23 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking heat from both his GOP opponents and President Barack Obama, who called him out on his science stance during a campaign fundraiser Sunday evening.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney circulated a press memo Monday morning entitled, “Illegal Immigration Imitation: Rick Perry and Barack Obama the same on illegal immigration.” The note highlights statements made by both Perry and Obama that show support for offering in-state tuition to young people in the country illegally and as being critical of use of a fence along the nation’s southern border.

But even as Romney’s campaign team was building its case to tie Perry and Obama on immigration, President Obama was taking his own swipes at the Texas governor during a California fundraiser, saying Perry is an executive “whose state is on fire, denying climate change.” Obama also took note of the audience reactions at recent GOP presidential debates that called for a young uninsured man’s death and booing an actively serving member of the military.

“You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because he’s gay,” Obama said.

“That’s not reflective of who we are.”

Citizens who continue to believe in a “fact-based” America, he added, should be working for his reelection.

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  • UIGrad2010

    “You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because he’s gay,” Obama said.“That’s not reflective of who we are.”Exactly. It’s what conservatives are about. Unpatriotic, obsessed with death, and freakishly dumb.

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