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Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his Super PAC are continuing a media blitz at Des Moines’ top network TV stations, while other candidates and issue groups have gone off the airwaves.
False claims on Environmental Protection Agency regulations made in a Herman Cain ad aren’t worth responding to, a spokeswoman for the Sierra Club says, claiming voters are smart enough to see through political rhetoric in the ad.
A new poll from Bloomberg News show likely Iowa GOP caucusgoers split four ways between Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, but 60 percent of respondents also say they “could be persuaded” to another candidate.
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.
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.
News outlets are reporting more reasons to worry that talks among super committee members will fall apart and that Congress may try other maneuvers to address the deficit.
Closing 36 unemployment offices throughout the state and replacing them with stand-alone computer terminals has resulted in greater access to services and cost savings, Gov. Terry Branstad and the department head said.