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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)

Book Reviews

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Media coverage of MO political races in The Kansas City Star

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    Articles from The Kansas City Star:
  • 2024_MO_Gov: "MO governor's race erupts over foreign-owned farmland after new restrictions fail to pass," by Jonathan Shorman & Kacen Bayless, May 19, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_MO_Gov: "Missouri Democrat, advocate of gun reform and abortion rights, hints at run for governor," by Maia Bond and Kacen Bayless, April 12, 2023, (Link)
  • On 2022 Missouri Senate race: "Rep. Vicky Hartzler launches Senate bid, vowing to keep seat in conservative hands," by Jonathan Shorman and Bryan Lowry, June 10, 2021
  • (On 2022_KS_Gov), "Former Kansas GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer, naming key campaign aide, opens bid to retake office," by Jonathan Shorman, March 05, 2021
  • KS-Senate, "Kansans For Life endorses Marshall over Kobach," by Bryan Lowry, May 28, 2020
  • (On Laura Kelly): Kansas City Star endorsement: 2018 Kansas governor race, 7/12/2018
  • (On Mike Parson): Kansas City Star on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial race, 5/29/2018
  • (On Jeff Colyer, Kathleen Sebelius, Kris Kobach & Sam Brownback): Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race, 3/16/2018
  • (On Claire McCaskill): Kansas City Star on 2018 Missouri Senate race, 1/31/2018
  • (On Josh Hawley): Kansas City Star on 2018 Missouri Senate race, 6/12/2017
  • (On Kris Kobach): Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race, 6/8/2017
  • (On Jeff Colyer): Kansas City Star OpEd on 2018 Kansas governor race, 5/26/2017
  • (On Carl Brewer): The Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial race, 2/20/2017
  • (On Catherine Hanaway, Chris Koster, John Brunner & Eric Greitens): Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri governor race, 4/19/2016
  • (On Roy Blunt): Kansas City Star Fact-Check on 2016 Missouri Senate race, 2/10/2016
  • (On Chris Koster): Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race, 9/28/2015
  • (On Chris Koster): Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race, 10/17/2014
  • (On Pat Roberts & Greg Orman): The Kansas City Star on 2014 Kansas Senate race, 9/19/2014
  • (On Chris Koster): Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial race, 3/13/2013
  • (On Todd Akin): Todd Akin in Kansas City Star; 2012 Missouri Senate debate, 6/26/2012
  • (On Roy Blunt & Robin Carnahan): Kansas City Star coverage of 2010 Missouri Senate debate, 10/14/2010-10/15/2010
  • (On Roy Blunt): Kansas City Star coverage of 2010 Missouri Senate debate, 10/14/2010
  • (On Jim Slattery & Pat Roberts): 2008 Kansas Senate Debate reported in the Kansas City Star, 10/22/2008
  • (On Matt Blunt): Rita Needham in Kansas City Star, 7/24/2006
  • (On George Tenet): Knight Ridder in Kansas City Star, 3/10/2004
  • (On Wesley Clark): Matt Stearns, The Kansas City Star , 4/28/2003
  • (On Jean Carnahan): Kevin Murphy, The Kansas City Star, 11/4/2000
  • (On Dick Cheney): [X-ref Tenet] Knight Ridder in Kansas City Star, 3/10/2004
  • (On George W. Bush & John Kerry): William Douglas/Tom Fitzgerald; Kansas City Star, 5/17/2004
  • (On Jean Carnahan): Kevin Murphy, The Kansas City Star, 11/4/2000

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
    Roger Marshall: Kansans for Life: national leader for pro-life legislation.
Budget & Economy
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
Civil Rights
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Mike Parson: OpEd:Exempting church from coronavirus rules could be deadly.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Vicky Hartzler: Opposed transgender soldiers service & Equality Act.
    Crystal Quade: Opposed ban on transgender girls and women in women's sports.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Jim Neely: Supports medical marijuana.
    Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Wesley Clark: Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Families & Children
    Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
    Jean Carnahan: Workplace child-care & more commitment to families.
Foreign Policy
    Dick Cheney: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
    George Tenet: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
Government Reform
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Jim Neely: Co-sponsored bill restoring voting rights of released felons.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
    Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
Gun Control
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmen's rights.
    Mike Parson: Doesn't have a problem with background checks.
    Nicole Galloway: Favors background checks & red flag laws.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
    Jeff Colyer: Steadfastly opposed Medicaid expansion.
    Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
    Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
Homeland Security
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
    Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
    Bill Eigel: Calls for restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland.
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
Principles & Values
    Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
    Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.
Social Security
    Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
Tax Reform
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
War & Peace
    Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
    Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of MO political races in The Kansas City Star.

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