Randall Balmer

Professor of American Religious History, Dartmouth College

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Professor of American Religious History at Dartmouth College and a prolific author on religion in America, including God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

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Pastor Ralph Drollinger runs a weekly bible study in the White House. About a dozen Cabinet members attend, as well as CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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School boards often toil outside the spotlight, but that has not been case recently for the  Texas State Board of Education .

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