Marshall wins Senate race; Parson wins MO governor’s race

By Roberta Pardo After a night that was expected to yield more surprises than usual elections, the results in many races Tuesday (Nov. 3) in Kansas and Missouri ultimately turned out as predicted. In Kansas, Republican Rep. Roger Marshall won his bid for the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrat Barbara Bollier 53.8% to 41.3%. In the […]

BIDEN VS. TRUMP The ultimate battle

No winner yet, but Biden pulls ahead By Angie Baldelomar A full day after Election Day, neither candidate had reached the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. At press time, Democrat Joe Biden was ahead with 264 electoral votes, winning key battleground states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona, according to the […]

Q&A: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

Interview by Angie Baldelomar Emanuel Cleaver II is seeking re-election to represent Missouri’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will face Republican Ryan Derks and Libertarian Robin Dominick in the Nov. 3 general elections. Ahead of that, Dos Mundos spoke with Cleaver by phone about his work as a representative and what […]

Q&A: Ryan Derks, Republican congressional candidate

Interview by Angie Baldelomar Republican Ryan Derks is running for Congress, looking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II. Born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Derks is seeking to represent Missouri’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ahead of the general elections Nov. 3, Dos Mundos remotely sat down with the candidate […]

Q&A: Barbara Bollier, candidate for the U.S. Senate

Interview by Angie Baldelomar Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, a Democrat, is running to represent the Sunflower State in the U.S. Senate. Bollier is facing Republican Rep. Roger Marshall in the Nov. 3 general elections. Kansas has not elected a Democratic senator since 1932. Dos Mundos spoke with her over the phone to discuss her platforms […]

Republicans revolt against Trump through Lincoln Project

By Tere Siqueira Some members of President Trump’s party are campaigning against him. The Lincoln Project, described by The New Yorker as “a super PAC of Republican operatives,” has launched a nationwide movement focused on defeating Donald Trump in November in the presidential election. Taking its nickname from a Republican Party nickname – “the Party […]

Senate race in Kansas attracts national interest

By Roberta Pardo The race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is within single digits, according to internal polls obtained by The Kansas City Star and released Sept 30. Republican Rep. Roger Marshall led Democrat Barbara Bollier by 4 percentage points in a poll commissioned by a pro-Marshall super PAC. Bollier’s campaign […]

Takeaways: An analysis of the first presidential debate

By Roberta Pardo Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate on Tuesday (Sept. 29) night, which many critics are calling a disaster. Trump bulldozed his way through the 90-minute debate, constantly interrupting Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News. He likely did nothing to expand beyond […]

Trump signs four executive orders

On Aug. 8, President Trump signed three memoranda and one executive order to try to provide additional economic relief to Americans without requesting Congress’ approval. Trump announced he was postponing payroll taxes through year’s end, extending the unemployment “bonus” at $400 a week (down from $600), helping people “stay in their homes” and waiving student […]

Biden picks Harris for running mate

By Angie Baldelomar Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate. Biden shared the news Tuesday (Aug. 11) with the world in a tweet. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of […]