Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 3 Jul 2015 16:24:06 EDTFri, 3 Jul 2015 16:24:06 EDT rails against income disparity Sen. Bernie Sanders attacked what he sees as a growing inequality of wealth in the country as he told a Fort Dodge audience Thursday that he'd make the economy work for middle class Americans if he wins the White Hous.Fri, 3 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTHuckabee: America is 'off track' hopeful Mike Huckabee fears America is "off track" and as president he would work to fix this, he told about 60 people in Fort Dodge Thursday morning.Fri, 3 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTHonoring defenders of freedom - When Steve Smith puts together an Independence Day barbecue he covers all the bases.Fri, 3 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTGov. Branstad vetoes $55.7 million in school funds MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open.Fri, 3 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTJudge overturns sex assault conviction CITY - A judge has overturned the conviction of an imprisoned former University of Iowa honors student who is charged with raping a fellow student, citing misconduct by the prosecutor and errors by his defense lawye.Fri, 3 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT