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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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Radio host to Jeffress: ‘You did Rick Perry no good’

By Sofia Resnick | 10.08.11 | 11:25 am

Bill Bennett, radio host of “Morning in America,” censured Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress during his comments at Saturday’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., criticizing the pastor for statements he made against presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s religion.

On Friday, Jeffress told The Independent: “When the smoke clears it is going to be a Perry-Romney fight, and those of us in the evangelical community prefer a Christian incompetent leader to a competent non-Christian leader,” implying that because former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a Mormon, he is not a Christian.

He made similar comments to other members of the press.

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Friday night Jeffress went on Focal Point with American Family Institute’s Bryan Fischer and said that, because Romney is a Mormon, he is not “true, born again follower of Christ.” He called Mormonism a cult and said that only Perry would be able to defeat “the most pro-homosexual, most pro-abortion president in history.”

Bennett told today’s audience not to “give voice to bigotry” like Jeffress.

“You stepped on and obscured the words of Perry and [Rick] Santorum and [Herman] Cain and [Michele] Bachmann and everyone else that spoke here,” Bennett said. “You did Rick Perry no good, sir.”

Video of Jeffress on Fischer’s Focal Point is embedded below:

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Um, has anyone noticed that, along with implying Romney isn’t Christian, this seems to imply Perry is incompetent?

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