Albert J. Menendez

Writer and researcher for Voice of Reason

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Writer and researcher for Voice of Reason, the newsletter of Americans for Religious Liberty, and author of several books, including Religion at the Polls

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Keith Ellison  of Minnesota is now well known as the first Muslim elected to Congress.  Despite some complaints, he'll take the oath tomorrow on the Koran.  Less well known is the…

Religious Diversity in 110th Congress

Keith Ellison of Minnesota is now well known as the first Muslim elected to Congress.  Despite some complaints, he'll take the oath tomorrow on the Koran.  Less well known is the…

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