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Open letter to readers: Today and tomorrow

by Lynda Waddington | 11.17.2011 | 4:49 pm

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.

Kettering says ‘it is time’ to retire from Senate

by Douglas Burns | 11.16.2011 | 7:03 pm

LAKE VIEW — State Sen. Steve Kettering says he will not seek re-election next November, creating what amounts to an open seat for a new district that includes Carroll County and a vast swath of western Iowa.

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

by Douglas Burns | 11.16.2011 | 5:05 pm

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.

Perry, pro-Perry super PAC leading network TV ad buys in Des Moines

by Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.16.2011 | 3:15 pm

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.

Sierra Club: Misleading Cain ad not worth response

by Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.16.2011 | 2:28 pm

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.

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