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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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Open letter to readers: Today and tomorrow

By Lynda Waddington | 11.17.11 | 10:49 am

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.

(Photo: William Dahlsten/Linn County GOP)

Beck promotes Santorum, Bachmann ticket

By Lynda Waddington | 11.15.11 | 10:01 am

On his new GBTV network, conservative talk show host Glenn Beck made a point of saying he doesn’t give endorsements, but then appeared to hand an endorsement to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

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Harkin applauds upcoming SCOTUS review

By Lynda Waddington | 11.14.11 | 11:11 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said he was “pleased” Monday that the nation’s highest court had decided to “promptly resolve conflicting lower court decisions” regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Vilsack: Broadband coming to more rural areas

By Lynda Waddington | 11.14.11 | 10:44 am

A total of 28 telephone utilities have been given federal money to build and expand broadband access in rural service territories that span portions of Iowa and 17 additional states.

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Senate Dems knock Branstad on ed town halls

By Lynda Waddington | 11.14.11 | 10:00 am

Offering comparison charts of educational town hall meetings over the past several months, Iowa Senate Democrats charged their party’s offerings have been held at more more family- and teacher-friendly times.

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SCOTUS will hear challenge to health care law

By Lynda Waddington | 11.14.11 | 9:14 am

A lawsuit hoping to repeal landmark health care reforms will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a decision will likely be handed down in advance of the 2012 general election.

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Audio: California’s ‘downer’ livestock rule likely to be euthanized

By Lynda Waddington | 11.11.11 | 4:18 pm

Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on a controversial law that requires nonambulatory livestock at slaughterhouses to be immediately euthanized and removed from the food supply and, based on their questions, it appears the justices are leaning toward a ruling in favor of the meat industry and the Obama administration.

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Nebraska lawmakers may give governor control of pipeline route

By Lynda Waddington | 11.11.11 | 10:13 am

Meeting in a special session to deal specifically with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska lawmakers may be on the verge of passing a bill that could give Gov. Dave Heineman control over the project’s route.

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Senate provides tax breaks to those who hire veterans

By Lynda Waddington | 11.11.11 | 9:38 am

In a rare bipartisan effort, members of the U.S. Senate voted Thursday, before returning to their districts to attend Veterans Day ceremonies, to approve a portion of Obama’s American Jobs Act that provides tax breaks to companies that hire veterans.

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Video: Bachmann’s SC speech ‘occupied’

By Lynda Waddington | 11.10.11 | 4:26 pm

Members of the occupy movement interrupted Michele Bachmann’s scheduled foreign policy speech in South Carolina Thursday, forcing the candidate to exit the stage.

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