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.
CARROLL — As he surged to the top of two national polls, Newt Gingrich spent nearly three hours at the Santa Maria Winery, speaking with voters, taking questions, signing books and screening a move he co-developed to celebrate Pope John Paul II.
INDIANOLA — U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s 34th annual steak fry Sunday afternoon was equal parts a lifting of liberal morale and a lampooning of the GOP presidential contenders now traversing Iowa.
ATLANTIC — Joseph Vanstrom doesn’t fear globalization. And it’s not just because he’s a towering former lineman for Iowa State University’s Cyclone football team.
Although it might be easy to view recent conflicts in Wisconsin as somewhat isolated, state Sen. Lena Taylor says that would be a major mistake.
Republican 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum sat down with Douglas Burns, co-publisher of The Carroll Daily Times Herald and an alum and frequent contributor to The Iowa Independent, to discuss Catholicism in relation to the GOP, rival Michele Bachmann and, of course, some of the social conservative issues well known to those who have seen Santorum on the Iowa stump.
The Ron Paul campaign was investigating Tuesday morning a link between anti-library recorded robocalls bombarding land and mobile phone lines in Carroll. The calls urged residents to vote against a new library to send a message to the local City Council for a decision last winter prohibiting firearms on public property.
AMES — Christie Vilsack, promising a church-potluck civility, announced her campaign this morning for Congress as a Democrat in the state’s new 4th District, a sweep of 39 counties in western and central Iowa.