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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in Minnesota


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    from 2018 House MN elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Angie Craig (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 2
  • Collin Peterson (1) Democrat/Farmer/Labor U.S. Rep Minnesota-7
  • Dean Phillips (6) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 3
  • Ilhan Omar (10) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 5
  • Jason Lewis (2) Republican Senate challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Hagedorn (10) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota- 1
  • Pete Stauber (15) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota- 8
  • Tom Emmer (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Minnesota- 6
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 Minnesota House race news coverage:
  • MN-2 & MN-8: Minnesota Reformer, "Families of kids with disabilities struggle with distance learning," by Rilyn Eischens, April 15, 2020
  • MN-8: Hutchinson Leader, "EPA announces new water protection rule," by Jeremy Jones, Jan 30, 2020
  • MN-8: Duluth News-Tribune, "Steelworkers call on Stauber to support union bill," by Brady Slater, Jan 29, 2020
  • MN-8: KSTP Eyewitness News 5-ABC, "Trump: New trade deal with Canada, Mexico to boost US growth," January 29, 2020
  • MN-2 & MN-5: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Echoes of Omar: Jason Lewis said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel," by P.Condon, 9/21/19
  • MN-5: CBS Face the Nation interview of Ilhan Omar, September 15, 2019
  • MN-5: New York Times, "It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump's Racism," by Rep. Ilhan Omar, July 25, 2019
  • MN-6 & MN-7: Washington Blade, "House votes to defund trans military ban in rebuke to Trump," by Chris Johnson, June 18, 2019
  • MN-3: Insight News, "Rep. Phillips sponsors legislation to protect Liberian refugees," Feb 14, 2019
  • MN-3: SW News Media, "Phillips backs bill to overturn Citizens United," by Eden Teller, Feb 1, 2019
  • MN-3: SW News Media, "Rep. Phillips cosponsors universal background checks bill," by Melissa Turtinen, Jan 15, 2019
  • MN-2: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Jason Lewis blames GOP losses on the late Sen. John McCain," by Judy Keen, Nov. 12, 2018
  • MN-5: Minneapolis Southwest Journal, "Ilhan Omar's road to Washington", by Michelle Bruch, 11/12/2018
  • MN-1: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "I'll keep southern Minnesota, and our country, on the right path," by Jim Hagedorn, 10/29/2018
  • MN-1: Minnesota Public Radio, "Feehan, Hagedorn debate Trump, tariffs and farming", by Brianna Biersbach, 10/12/2018
  • MN-8: MPR Minnesota voter guide: "Where the 8th District candidates stand on the issues," by Sara Porter, October 10, 2018
  • MN-2 & MN-1: Twin Cities Pioneer Press, "Two rural Minnesota congressional races could turn on Trump policies", by Ryan Faircloth, 10/9/2018
  • MN-1: CBS Minnesota, "Jim Hagedorn: 2018 Election Guide", 7/24/2018
  • MN-8: Duluth News-Tribune, "8th District election wrestles with environment," by Brady Slater, May 15, 2018


    Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2019 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 116th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Pete Stauber: Life begins at conception.
Civil Rights
    Collin Peterson: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Tom Emmer: Allow transgender people in the military.
Crime
    Ilhan Omar: Decrease penalties for protesters, sex offenders, and others.
Drugs
    Pete Stauber: Does not support the legalization of marijuana.
    Ilhan Omar: Supports cannabis legalization.
Education
    Angie Craig: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
    Pete Stauber: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
    Pete Stauber: Students should have more options than college.
    Angie Craig: Career-training program as alternative to college.
    Angie Craig: Prioritize increasing access to vocational training.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Hagedorn: Don't turn our economy upside-down due to climate change.
    Pete Stauber: Against Paris Climate deal, oppose job killing regulation.
    Pete Stauber: Government can't force transition to renewable energy.
Environment
    Pete Stauber: Supports EPA rule change on navigable waterways.
    Jim Hagedorn: Draconian regulations are burdensome to farmers.
    Jim Hagedorn: EPA regulations are invasive toward farming efforts.
    Pete Stauber: Can be a balance between mining & protecting the environment.
Families & Children
    Ilhan Omar: Expand grants for childcare for student parents.
Foreign Policy
    Ilhan Omar: Supports boycott/divest/sanction movement against Israel.
    Ilhan Omar: Anti-Israel tropes sparked House Resolution & apology.
    Jason Lewis: Question dual loyalty of American Jews toward Israel.
Free Trade
    Pete Stauber: North American trade deal will create new jobs.
    Jim Hagedorn: Push to access new markets & narrow the trade deficit.
    Jim Hagedorn: Tariffs aren't permanently beneficial; support open markets.
Government Reform
    Ilhan Omar: Our democracy isn't perfect, but has tools to make it better.
    Dean Phillips: Backing bill to overturn Citizens United.
    Dean Phillips: Doesn't accept money from federal lobbyists or PACs.
    Pete Stauber: Rightsize the federal government via less spending.
    Angie Craig: Pledges to hold a monthly public town hall.
    Ilhan Omar: I have consistently delivered transparency in public office.
Gun Control
    Dean Phillips: Co-sponsored bill for universal background checks.
    Ilhan Omar: Proud to participate in action preventing gun violence.
    Pete Stauber: Protect 2nd amendment: database on mentally ill & abusers.
    Pete Stauber: Never concerned about a law-abiding citizen with a handgun.
Health Care
    Jason Lewis: Keep pre-existing condition coverage in replacement plans.
    Dean Phillips: Offer Medicare as a public option.
    Pete Stauber: ObamaCare was a disaster.
Immigration
    Ilhan Omar: Seeking asylum is a right; policy should be humane and just.
    Dean Phillips: Pathway to citizenship for qualifying Liberian refugees.
    Jim Hagedorn: Replace chain migration with merit-based system.
    Jim Hagedorn: Illegal immigration overwhelms communities; disrupts order.
    Jim Hagedorn: Build the wall to enforce legal immigration process.
    Pete Stauber: Secure border with walls in some places.
Jobs
    Dean Phillips: Supports $15/hour minimum wage.
    Ilhan Omar: Fight for federal $15 minimum wage.
Social Security
    Pete Stauber: Would protect Social Security & Medicare from cuts.
Tax Reform
    Jim Hagedorn: Trump tax cuts led to increased wages & low unemployment.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jim Hagedorn: Supports workfare: able-bodied welfare recipients must work.


The above quotations are from News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in Minnesota.

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