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Being Muslim in Congress: Rep. Keith Ellison on Race, Religion and Lawmaking

Keosha Varela | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is not shy about discussing his faith, even as the first-ever Muslim elected to the US Congress. Ellison -- also the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota -- discussed both race and religion, as they relate to lawmaking, at a recent Aspen Institute event in Washington, DC.

WATCH: Politician Sings Adorable Song To Celebrate Gay Marriage In Minnesota

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Representative for the 5th district of Minnesota, released a short, but cute, video to celebrate the first day o...

Congressman Warns Against Judging Muslims In Wake Of Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, issued a word of caution on Monday about rushing to judgment about the Boston Mara...

HR 1579 -- The New Bill to Rebuild the Nation With a Tax on Wall Street

Deborah Burger | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Deborah Burger

This is a huge day," Rep. Keith Ellison announced April 17 at a press conference within view of the Capitol, referring to legislation he reintroduced for a Wall Street speculation tax with huge purpose.

Time for a Sales Tax on Wall Street Financial Transactions

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Despite all the lasting harm caused by the casino capitalists, the big banks are now bigger, richer and more powerful than they were when they were bailed out in late 2008. The only ones who were punished were the U.S. taxpayers.

Rep. Ellison Challenges Dems: Don't Let GOP 'Stick A Gun To Our Head And Hold Us Hostage'

Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) argues that progressive values should shape fiscal negotiations, and spoke to HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill on Monday ...

Congressman Calls Opponent 'Scumbag'

St. Louis Park Patch | Chris Steller | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Incumbent DFL Congressman U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison twice called his Republican opponent Chris Fields a "scumbag" in an extremely contentious, personal ...

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Gets Support Calling for Accountability for Torture

Coleen Rowley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

In connection with the 10 year anniversary of the shameful "torture memos," peace and human rights activists in Minnesota managed to get their Congresspersons and Senators to declare torture is wrong and, in varying degrees, touch on the need for accountability.

Paul Ryan's Radical Economic Regime: Why His House Budget Legacy Is a Lesson in Elitism

Michael Shank | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?

The Courage That Comes From Being Different

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Keith Ellison is facing a primary next Tuesday. I hope that you will support his campaign. Because the mere existence of Congressman Keith Ellison represents a very important principle: E Pluribus Unum.

Bachmann Makes Surprise Reversal After Muslim Slam

St. Michael Patch | Mike Schoemer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

Less than two weeks after she questioned her fellow Minnesota U.S. Representative's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Mo...

Lucia Graves

Sanders, Ellison Unveil Legislation To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation design...

Joshua Hersh

Cautioning Against War With Iran, Congressman Calls For Diplomacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States must not let itself slide into a war with Iran without more debate and deliberation, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told...

A Big, Bold Jobs Plan

Rep. Lynn Woolsey | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lynn Woolsey

With President Barack Obama preparing to address a joint session of Congress about our unemployment crisis tonight, our message to him is simple: Think big and act boldly. Americans expect and deserve nothing less.

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

Congressman To Introduce Bill To Protect Male Circumcision Rights

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

A new bill aims to cut short a proposed ban on circumcision in San Francisco. US. Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) will introduce the Religi...

Michael McAuliff

Severed Pig's Foot Mailed To Rep. Pete King

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) learned Monday that someone had mailed him a bloody, severed pig's foot, a person close to the Congressman said...

Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

I want my Muslim brothers and sisters to know that Thursday was not a day that brought honor to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Partnerships, Not Islamophobia, Must Dictate US Counterterrorism Policy

Deborah Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Ramirez

Law enforcement must move past the Islamophobic rhetoric that seems to dominate US counterterrorism discourse bring Muslim communities into the fold to help in the effort.

We Call on Gadhafi to Quit Violent Crackdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The violence in Libya is unconscionable and the international community must unite in opposition to this brute use of force against non-violent protesters.

Allen West: Keith Ellison 'The Antithesis Of The Principles Upon Which This Country Was Established'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) recently got personal in an attack on one of the House's two Muslim representatives, declaring that...

House 'Radicalization' Hearings Worry U.S. Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Mass protests against planned mosques in New York City and Tennessee. An Oklahoma referendum t...

Keith Ellison To Peter King: Muslim 'Radicalization' Probe Will 'Vilify' Community (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, responded Monday to recent comments by a GOP colleague who promised to hold hearin...

Recognizing Eid al-Adha and Muslim-American Contributions

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rep. Mike Honda

As award-winning scientists, doctors, engineers, athletes, artists, ambassadors, and an estimated 10,000 Armed Service men and women, Muslim Americans continue to serve the greater good of our county.

Keith Ellison, Muslim Congressman, Says 'Ground Zero Mosque' Foes Are Birther-Types, 'Proponents Of Religious Bigotry'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who himself constitutes half of the Muslim legislating force in the United States Congress, said Monday that the opposit...