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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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    from The Kansas City Star (number of quotes indicated):
  • Carl Brewer (1) Kansas Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Catherine Hanaway (1) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (5) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Claire McCaskill (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Dick Cheney (1) Former Republican Vice President
  • Eric Greitens (1) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • George Tenet (1)
  • George W. Bush (1) Republican
  • Greg Orman (7) Kansas Independent candidate for Governor
  • Jean Carnahan (5) Democratic Senator (Former) Missouri
  • Jeff Colyer (4) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • Jim Neely (2) Missouri Republican candidate for governor
  • Jim Slattery (1) Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Kansas
  • John Brunner (1) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • John Kerry (1) Cabinet Climate Envoy
  • Josh Hawley (3) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Kathleen Sebelius (1) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Kris Kobach (5) Kansas Republican candidate for Kansas Governor
  • Laura Kelly (1) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Matt Blunt (1) Missouri Former Republican Governor (retired 2008)
  • Mike Parson (3) Missouri Republican governor of Missouri
  • Nicole Galloway (1) Missouri Democratic candidate for governor
  • Pat Roberts (8) Republican Sr (Retiring 2020) Kansas
  • Robin Carnahan (5) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roger Marshall (1) Republican Senate challenger Kansas
  • Roy Blunt (7) Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sam Brownback (1) Kansas Republican Governor
  • Todd Akin (1) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Vicky Hartzler (2) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Wesley Clark (1) Democrat
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Articles from The Kansas City Star:
  • 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)
    Roger Marshall: Kansans for Life: national leader for pro-life legislation.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
Budget & Economy
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
Civil Rights
    Vicky Hartzler: Opposed transgender soldiers service & Equality Act.
    Mike Parson: OpEd:Exempting church from coronavirus rules could be deadly.
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jim Neely: Supports medical marijuana.
    Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
    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
    Jim Neely: Co-sponsored bill restoring voting rights of released felons.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    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
    Mike Parson: Doesn't have a problem with background checks.
    Nicole Galloway: Favors background checks & red flag laws.
    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.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights.
Health Care
    Jeff Colyer: Steadfastly opposed Medicaid expansion.
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    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.
    Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
    Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
Homeland Security
    Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
Principles & Values
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.
    Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
    Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
Social Security
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
    Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
Tax Reform
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
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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