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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2018 Missouri Senate race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 MO Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Angelica Earl (11) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Austin Petersen (18) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Claire McCaskill (21) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Eric Greitens (1) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • Josh Hawley (41) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Tony Monetti (13) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Missouri 2018 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The New American, "Senator Hawley: Abolish World Trade Organization," by Alex Newman, May 6, 2020
  • White House press release, "Support For President Donald J. Trump's Actions On Trade," May 21, 2019
  • Kansas City Star, "Subpoena power to investigate Hawley," by J.Hancock, S.Vockrodt, & L.Wise, Dec. 10, 2018
  • CampusElect.org 2018 Missouri Senate Guide (McCaskill & Hawley), 11/1/2018
  • Springfield News-Leader, "Trade fight with China could hurt Missouri farmers," by Will Schmitt, April 5, 2018
  • Springfield News-Leader, "Hawley supports Trump's gun control ideas," by Will Schmitt, February 27, 2018
  • New York Magazine, "Senate Hopeful Goes Off the Deep End on the Sexual Revolution," by Ed Kilgore, Feb. 1, 2018
  • Kansas City Star, "Hawley faces criticism after blaming sex trafficking on 1960s," by Bryan Lowry, Jan. 31, 2018
  • MissouriNet, "Missouri AG Hawley presents budget," by Brian Hauswirth, January 30, 2018
  • GlobeNewsWire.com, "Ambassador John Bolton endorses Josh Hawley," by Garrett Marquis, December 12, 2017
  • The Seattle Times, "Hawley to help military with legal problems," Associated Press, Dec. 11, 2017
  • Southeast Arrow, "Petersen speaks freely on free speech," by Clayton Hester, November 17, 2017
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch Political Fix, "McCaskill has ruled out tax reform," by Kevin McDermott, Oct. 25, 2017
  • Reuters, "Stricter Missouri abortion rules take effect after legal fight," by Chris Kenning, Oct. 24, 2017
  • MissouriNet.com, "Violence is not protected by the First Amendment," by Brian Hauswirth, September 19, 2017
  • The Washington Free Beacon, "Meet the Bernie Sanders-Loving Missouri Woman," By Brent Scher, August 11, 2017
  • Merion West Interview: Austin Petersen, by Nikhil Sridhar, July 10, 2017
  • The Kansas City Star, "Hawley files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers," by Bryan Lowry, June 21, 2017
  • The Missouri Times, "Trump's actions against environmental regulations," by Jack Treu, March 30, 2017
  • The Missouri Times, "Hawley celebrates Trump's actions against Obama-era regulations," by Jack Treu, March 30, 2017
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Missouri's top attorney silent on ObamaCare replacement," by Kurt Erickson, Mar 17, 2017
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Vouchers are excellent option for expanding school choice," by Stacy Washington, Jan 20, 2017
  • The American Conservative Union, "ACU Endorses Josh Hawley," July 27, 2016
  • The Libertarian Republic, "Petersen Talks ISIS, Abortion, Criticisms," by Elias J. Atienza, March 23, 2016
  • The Joplin Globe, "Immigration order an alarming prospect," by Joshua Hawley, December 14, 2014
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Ethics reform can restore confidence," by Josh Hawley, April 29, 2014

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
    Tony Monetti: Pro-life, but support healthcare & adoption.
    Angelica Earl: Loudly, proudly pro-choice.
    Austin Petersen: Against abortion, but would limit government role.
Budget & Economy
    Josh Hawley: Reduced budget via staff reduction and exposing fraud.
    Austin Petersen: Favors balanced budget amendment.
Civil Rights
    Tony Monetti: Value diversity and America's melting pot of cultures.
    Austin Petersen: Libertarian view pro-gay marriage.
    Angelica Earl: Full equality for LGBT.
    Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
    Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
    Tony Monetti: Lower corporate tax rates where possible.
    Josh Hawley: Went after big mortgage companies for improper loans.
    Tony Monetti: Stronger emphasis on policing.
    Austin Petersen: End mandatory minimums.
    Josh Hawley: Use anti-riot laws on crowds protesting police shootings.
    Angelica Earl: Prison not the solution for victimless crimes.
    Josh Hawley: Apply consumer protection laws to pursue human traffickers.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
    Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Austin Petersen: Treat drugs as medical issue, not criminal.
    Angelica Earl: End marijuana prohibition.
    Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
    Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
    Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
    Tony Monetti: Public schools that fail our kids do not deserve our support.
    Austin Petersen: Open to experiment with school choice.
    Angelica Earl: More money for schools, less debt for students.
    Josh Hawley: Excluding religious school choice amounts to discrimination.
Energy & Oil
    Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
    Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
    Angelica Earl: Coal is the past; time to move forward.
    Josh Hawley: Clean Power Plan hurts economy by raising energy prices.
    Josh Hawley: Dismantle Obama-era network of energy regulations.
    Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
    Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
Families & Children
    Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
    Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
    Josh Hawley: 1960s sexual revolution destroys our families.
    Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
    Angelica Earl: Guaranteed family leave.
Free Trade
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
    Josh Hawley: China systematically abuses the global trade system.
    Austin Petersen: Free trade is what America is about.
Government Reform
    Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
    Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
    Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
    Tony Monetti: Cut spending, waste, needless regulation.
    Tony Monetti: Term limits for senators.
    Tony Monetti: Preserve separation of church and state.
    Josh Hawley: Work for campaign ethics reform, starting with Missouri.
Gun Control
    Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
    Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
    Josh Hawley: Stronger gun control background checks; ban bump stocks.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Tony Monetti: Gun ownership is a guaranteed right.
    Austin Petersen: Petersen raffles off an AR-15.
Health Care
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare has raised premiums by 145%.
    Josh Hawley: Cover pre-existing conditions by mandate, without ObamaCare.
    Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
    Josh Hawley: Get rid of ObamaCare, but cover pre-existing conditions.
    Tony Monetti: Replace ObamaCare with free market.
    Austin Petersen: Marketplace will solve healthcare issues.
    Angelica Earl: Supports universal healthcare.
    Angelica Earl: Corporate taxes should pay for single payer.
    Eric Greitens: ObamaCare has been a disaster in Missouri.
    Josh Hawley: Ran for Attorney-General on anti-ObamaCare platform.
Homeland Security
    Josh Hawley: Provide veterans with free legal help.
    Austin Petersen: Audit the Defense Department.
    Tony Monetti: Invest in training & equipment.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
    Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
    Austin Petersen: Problem is welfare state incentive, not immigration.
    Josh Hawley: Immigration laws need overhaul but not via executive order.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
    Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
    Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
    Austin Petersen: Cut regulations for more jobs.
    Angelica Earl: Unions protect workers.
    Angelica Earl: Raise minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
    Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
    Austin Petersen: Though agnostic, stands for religious freedom.
    Josh Hawley: Conservative principles are the backbone of our country.
Social Security
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
    Austin Petersen: Let young people opt out of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Claire McCaskill: Ad-Watch: Supports middle-class tax cuts, not all tax cuts.
    Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
    Josh Hawley: Keep deductions for local taxes & 401(k) contributions.
    Austin Petersen: 15% flat tax across the board.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
    Tony Monetti: Re-invest in workers and a crumbling infrastructure.
    Tony Monetti: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
War & Peace
    Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
    Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Josh Hawley: under many threats from radical Islam & N Korea.
    Austin Petersen: No foreign actions without Congress's okay.

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  • Angelica Earl Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Austin Petersen Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Claire McCaskill Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Eric Greitens Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • Josh Hawley Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Tony Monetti Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri

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