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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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Gingrich: ‘I’m a genuine, intellectual conservative’

By Douglas Burns | 11.16.11 | 11:05 am

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.

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10 days from deadline, other deficit reduction options rise

By Sam Petulla | 11.14.11 | 1:28 pm

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.

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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11 | 11:33 am

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.

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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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PR: Honoring veterans, help in hiring

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11 | 9:00 am

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.

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PR: In honor of America’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11 | 8:30 am

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.

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PR: Honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11 | 8:00 am

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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GOP caucusgoers: Cut military before Social Security, Medicare

By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.10.11 | 1:55 pm

Likely Republican caucusgoers sent a strong message to GOP presidential candidates in an Iowa AARP survey released Thursday, showing they’re strongly opposed to cuts to Social Security and Medicare and would much rather reduce military spending to address the federal deficit.

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Census Bureau measure shows more poverty

By Marcos Restrepo | 11.09.11 | 4:06 pm

A new measure released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau that takes cost-of-living into account shows an additional 2.5 million Americans are living in poverty.

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Harkin, Braley call for tax on Wall Street trading

By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.07.11 | 7:30 am

Tom Harkin and Bruce Braley are calling for a small tax on certain types of trading, hoping to shift Wall Street away from short-term and speculative trading.

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