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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2020 Illinois Senatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2020 IL Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Anne Stava-Murray (15) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Illinois
  • Mark Curran (44) Republican Senate challenger Illinois
  • Richard Durbin (9) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
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    Illinois 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • ScienceDebate.org questionnaire, Mark Curran and Dick Durbin, November 2020
  • American Family Association "iVoterGuide" on 2020 Illinois Senate race (Mark Curran), downloaded Oct. 2020
  • The Hill e-zine, "Gun control group rolls out first round of Senate endorsements", by Julia Manchester, 06/09/20
  • The State Journal-Register, "Curran takes on Durbin but also some in GOP," by Bernard Schoenburg, May 23, 2020
  • Illinois Review, "Illinois Right to Life Action Rates Curran Most Prolife," January 31, 2020
  • Chicago Sun Times, "Mark Cooney Curran Jr., U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile," Jan 22, 2020
  • Illinois Review , "IL GOP US Senate Candidates Spar Over Immigration Issue," December 06, 2019
  • Shelbyville Daily Union, "3 announce GOP runs for US Senate," by Dawn Schabbing, Oct. 10, 2019
  • Northwest Herald, "Key to solving opioid epidemic is border security," by Mark Curran, Sept. 22, 2019
  • WSIL-TV News-3, "Illinois Republicans hope for turnaround in 2020 during Du Quoin State Fair," September 10, 2019
  • The State Journal-Register, "With some blunt talk, GOP candidates take on Durbin," by Bernard Schoenburg, Aug 18, 2019
  • Chicago Sun-Times, "Divided, defeated state GOP looks back on rough year," by Tina Sfondeles, Aug 15, 2019
  • Chicago Tribune, "Days after giving up on a recount, Curran to seek GOP nomination for US Senate," by Rick Pearson, 8/7/19
  • WQAD-News-8, "Lawmakers again elect Madigan as House Speaker, Cullerton as Senate President," 1/9/2019
  • WCIA News, "Freshman state lawmaker announces 2020 U.S. Senate bid," by Mark Maxwell, 1/3/2019
  • Chicago Sun-Times, "Illinois House 81st District Democratic nominee: Anne Stava-Murray," 10/22/2018
  • Suburban Chicago Daily Herald, "Anne Stava-Murray: Candidate profile," 10/22/18
  • DailyKos.com blog, "7 Progressive Candidates With Early Primaries Who Deserve Your Support," Feb. 14, 2018
  • Illinois Family Institute PAC, "$100,000 for Part Time Salary?", opposing Stava-Murray for State Rep, 2/14/18
  • PBS Frontline, "Why Curran Changed His Mind About Secure Communities," by Gretchen Gavett, Oct. 18, 2011
  • Vote-USA.org Illinois Senate Guide (Richard Durbin), 4/3/2008

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mark Curran: IL Right to Life Action: rated most prolife in Senate race.
    Mark Curran: Pro-life, only allow abortion to save life of mother.
    Mark Curran: Opposed partial-birth abortion.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Progressive and pregnant prochoice champion.
    Anne Stava-Murray: OpEd: Supports expanded abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Curran: Balanced budget via combo of increased revenue & budget cuts.
    Mark Curran: Would support and lead on Balanced Budget Amendment.
Civil Rights
    Mark Curran: The wrong people moved in, and changed Lake County.
    Mark Curran: Cut red tape and regulations for private business.
    Mark Curran: Oversight of government agencies hostile to business.
    Mark Curran: Cut red tape and regulations for private business.
    Richard Durbin: Patriot employers: reward companies that supply U.S. jobs.
    Mark Curran: Black Lives Matter addresses police racist conduct.
    Mark Curran: Training and Narcan will help responders deal with overdoses.
    Mark Curran: Training and Narcan will help responders deal with overdoses.
    Mark Curran: Key to solving opioid epidemic is border security.
    Anne Stava-Murray: End marijuana probation; allow regulation and taxation.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Legalize recreational marijuana & include safety provisions.
    Richard Durbin: The plague of methamphetamine abuse is growing.
    Mark Curran: Need localized approach to education and parental choice.
    Mark Curran: Need localized approach to education and parental choice.
    Richard Durbin: Create refundable tax credit for teachers in Title I schools.
    Mark Curran: There is no student loan crisis: against "free college".
    Anne Stava-Murray: Shift cost of education away from property tax.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Decades of disinvestment have hurt Illinois state schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Curran: Yes to cleaner fuel but some climate ideas are alarmist.
    Mark Curran: Yes to cleaner fuel but some climate ideas are alarmist.
    Richard Durbin: Empower the EPA to regulate greenhouse emissions.
    Mark Curran: Not convinced climate change is current threat to humankind.
    Mark Curran: Opposes "far-left radical environmental agenda".
    Anne Stava-Murray: Reduce coal-protectionist provisions, increase regulations.
    Mark Curran: Use EPA to prosecute corporate polluters.
    Mark Curran: Use EPA to prosecute corporate polluters.
    Richard Durbin: Renovate our entire drinking water infrastructure.
    Mark Curran: Corporate polluters should be prosecuted and sent to prison.
Families & Children
    Anne Stava-Murray: After #MeToo moment, withdrew support for Speaker Madigan.
    Richard Durbin: Safe, affordable child care available to more families.
Foreign Policy
    Mark Curran: Some Islamic nations not ripe for democracy.
Free Trade
    Mark Curran: Tariffs may be necessary; subsidize farmers if required.
Government Reform
    Mark Curran: Supports term limits for Congress.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Favor legislative term limits.
    Anne Stava-Murray: End gerrymandering and voter suppression.
Gun Control
    Mark Curran: Absent amendment, many proposed laws unconstitutional.
    Mark Curran: Focus on mental health & video games, not guns.
    Anne Stava-Murray: We can reduce number of gun-related suicides.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Proactive legislation to crack down on reckless gun owners.
Health Care
    Mark Curran: Preventative medicine approach, with free market principles.
    Richard Durbin: Defend & expand ObamaCare and Medicaid.
    Mark Curran: Study ACA to see what's working before deciding to repeal.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Supports Medicare-for-All, with immediate transition.
Homeland Security
    Mark Curran: Proper funding & resources to fight terror.
    Mark Curran: For border wall; but path to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Mark Curran: Supports Trump on funding for border/ICE agents, border wall.
    Mark Curran: Backed bipartisan legislation with path for citizenship.
    Mark Curran: Deporting working people with families is absolutely wrong.
    Mark Curran: When rights of one are in jeopardy, rights of all are.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Pass fair scheduling laws to combat on-demand scheduling.
Principles & Values
    Mark Curran: Curtailing individual religious freedoms, I find abhorrent.
    Mark Curran: Bless us with four more years of Donald Trump.
Social Security
    Mark Curran: Face hard truth to properly fund benefit programs.
    Mark Curran: Local pensions invest the majority of money in the market.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Our state pension debt is underfunded.
Tax Reform
    Mark Curran: Simplify tax code; against tax breaks for large corporations.
    Richard Durbin: Fund science to protect food supply, cure disease, and more.
War & Peace
    Mark Curran: Sanctions & possible bombing, to stop spread of nuclear arms.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mark Curran: Access to food is a right and Congress must safeguard it.
    Mark Curran: Access to food is a right and Congress must safeguard it.
    Richard Durbin: Educate farmers about federal programs that can help them.

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