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VIDEO: Ron Paul defends Occupy movement

By | 12.05.11 | 6:34 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

For most of the Republican presidential contenders, Occupy Wall Street and its assorted spin-offs such as Occupy Denver are bad news. Occupiers have been characterized essentially as lazy bums and their message as a cry for class warfare.

Franken signs on to constitutional amendment to limit money in politics

By | 11.16.11 | 2:05 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Sen. Al Franken and 16 other senators are proposing a constitutional amendment that would return the authority to regulate money in political campaigns to state and federal governments, an ability that was partly undermined by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision.

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

By | 11.16.11 | 2:03 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

(Photo: Lynda Waddington/The Iowa Independent)

CARROLL — As he surged to the top of two national polls Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spent nearly three hours at the Santa Maria Winery in Carroll on Monday, speaking with voters, taking questions, signing books and screening a movie he co-developed celebrating Pope John Paul II.

Sierra Club says Cain ad that trounces EPA not worth response

By | 11.16.11 | 11:31 am | More from The Iowa Independent

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.

Cain preparing to run network TV ads in Iowa

By | 11.15.11 | 5:19 pm | More from The Iowa Independent


Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s campaign appears to be readying to run ads at Iowa’s leading network TV station, according to filings at KCCI-TV in Des Moines.

Courts find conservatives can’t prove allegations of harassment by LGBT people

By | 11.15.11 | 3:18 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

The Minnesota for Marriage coalition, a group that is is urging voters to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, has told the media and the Minnesota campaign finance board that if they have to disclose their donors, they will be subject to violence by supporters of marriage equality.

Bipartisan effort to repeal sugar protection heats up as Crystal Sugar lockout continues

By | 11.15.11 | 1:28 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

A bill recently introduced by congressmen from Pennsylvania and Illinois could have a far-reaching impact on the U.S. sugar industry, including American Crystal Sugar, a farmer-owned cooperative that locked out 1,300 union workers on Aug. 1.

VIDEO: Glenn Beck promotes Santorum’s campaign

By | 11.15.11 | 1:08 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

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.

Bachmann’s South Carolina Chair warned of hyperinflation, proposed new state currency

By | 11.15.11 | 11:30 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Tuesday that her presidential campaign chairman in South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, is state Sen. Lee Bright, who has made comments about secession and introduced a bill to study whether the state should start printing its own currency.

VIDEO: Bachmann targets rival GOP candidates for flip-flopping

By | 11.14.11 | 2:06 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign released a video this weekend targeting virtually all of the Republican presidential front-runners for flip-flopping.