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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.

King: Electing Obama could lead to ‘totalitarian dictatorship’

By Douglas Burns | 10.25.08 | 3:05 pm

SIOUX CITY — Warming up a crowd in Sioux City this morning for GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, U.S. Rep. Steve King said Republicans are not going far enough to paint Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama as the purveyor of a socialist agenda.

King, known for provocative, partisan remarks, suggested Obama actually could be classified as even more extreme than a socialist. King also said his party is the only one with a legitimate claim on representing freedom as Americans know it.

“When you take a lurch to the left you end up in a totalitarian dictatorship,” King said.  “There is no freedom to the left. It’s always to our side of the aisle.”

King said the nation can either embrace government to solve its problems, or it can choose freedom and liberty.

“We choose freedom and liberty,” he said.


  • primus

    Now there is a Fine pair,King and Palin. Hate breeds on Hate and they do it well by spreading it…

    Be Gone Sarah Palin and Steve King After Nov 4th!

    • Karmi

      Talk about “hate”…Barack and Michelle Obama were members of a hateful racist 'church' for 20 years…

  • Marla_R_Stevens

    Would that he'd said this inflammatory, grossly anti-American diatribe somewhere like on Hardball where it might've been useful (a la the fundraising backlash against Michele Bachmann after she made similar remarks that raised over a million bucks for her opponent's theretofore impoverished campaign and caused the RNCC to join the Dump Bachmann bandwagon.) But King is so safe in his district he could publicly admit to having a many a wild night of mutually satisfying sadomasochistic intergenerational bisexual sexual threesomes with his mother and father and still get enough votes to keep his seat.

  • Lisa_Kenney

    I don't know why I continue to be surprised at the fear tactics that are being employed against Obama. That this elected official actually used the term, “totalitarian dictatorship” is amazing. The funny thing about this recent spate of baseless charges of Marxism, totalitarianism and radical liberalism is that I think true liberals fear that Obama will be too centrist, if he's elected. I believe Obama will prove to be a pragmatist, not an ideologue. Let's hope the voters in Iowa find this nonsense as laughable as the rest of us do.

  • Phesten

    “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”

    These are Obama's words. …Also, his unintentional honest answer to the plummer about redistribution is a hallmark of marxism/socialism.

    So, say what you like, but these charges are far from baseless. They spring from his own mouth, not thin air.

    Plus, he also considers the Constitution “fundamentally flawed.” His words, not mine.

    Now, as President, how is supposed to uphold the Constitution if he finds it flawed in it's very core. Perhaps by rewriting it?

    No. The concerns about Obama are far from baseless.

  • texasyojimbo

    Assuming for the moment that what Steve King says is correct, given the state of the race, shouldn't Steve King be praising Obama as Dear Leader?

    I mean, if Steve King is right, he's surely the first one going to the gulag now.

    (All the more reason to vote Obama for me, I guess.)

  • Karmi

    Obama will be the new Hitler. Instead of Jews, it will be the “Evil Rich.”

  • Karmi

    Obama will be the new Hitler. Instead of Jews, it will be the “Evil Rich.”

  • bc3b

    I'm sure the guy in Hollywood with the mock lynching of Sarah Palin is motivated by love, as are the crazies at the Daily Kos.

    Anything McCain or Palin say is hateful, according to MSM. Palin's comment about “palling around with terrorists” was considered racist by one AP writer even though the terrorists are white. Imagine the fun the media could have with “Slow Joe” Biden and his gaffs of the day if it wasn't in the tank.

  • NoBOin08

    I can't, for the life of me, understand why people can't see BO for what he is. Why do they call it “fear tactics”, when people point out or question the facts that BO has made poor choices in his associates and made comments-on tape- that are sooooo socialistic? If you add it ALL up, it hints at a dark and supressive future if that man is elected. And while we're talking about fear tactics, what exactly do you call threatening and cutting off a news organization that asked questions that you didn't like so much?

  • riverdog9

    This man is Michelle Bachmann without the lipstick. He is one of the most ignorant, bigoted ineffective people in Congress. For video of his wretched remarks, go here: here<.

    To contribute to Rob Hubler's campaign to retire King, go here.

    • Peggy2

      Is that you, Susan?

      You're sure peddling your amateur videos, trying to make a name for yourself.

  • Netter

    The extremes are never best for all – I wouldn't cherish a country run by Christian fundamentals either. We can only hope this man, whom we really don't know very well, is what he is CURRENTLY claiming to be. My gut tells me not to trust Obama's leadership. My head tells me, we'd have the right checks and balances in place to head the totalitarian extreme off at the pass. I would find much more comfort in Barack's leadership if we didn't have Pelosi, Franks, and other misguided Dems filling the Congress with their form of extremism and contribution to our economic vulnerabilities. We need CHECKS AND BALANCES. It really bothers me that our FBI would not give clearance for an agent with Obama's past. Yet we will adopt him into our American republic to govern as President – he has so little invested in American heritage compared to McCain. Dear Citizens, vote with your heart AND mind. Keep your emotions in check! Let's come back to Obama when the time is right?!

  • ElmerPSO

    “Methinks he protest too much”

  • ElmerPSO

    “Methinks he protest too much”

  • ElmerPSO

    “Methinks he protest too much”

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