Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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September 23, 2016, 1:51 PM EDT
Kierra Johnson, executive director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, testified Friday before the House Judiciary Committee examining the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape and incest, and compared the amendment to slavery, saying that repealing the Hyde Amendment is about “setting us (women) free.”  
September 22, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
Angry Democrats on Wednesday walked out of a House hearing involving StemExpress, the Placerville, Calif., company that acted as a middleman between Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and research institutions looking for aborted baby parts.
September 21, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT
James Jeffrey, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, argued Wednesday that “Iran simply is not an acceptable partner in the war against terror” in his testimony on Capitol Hill on the state of the fight against Islamic terrorism 15 years after 9/11.
September 20, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT
Human rights activist and Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari told at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that the media has failed to “call out the Iranian government’s Holocaust denial.
September 19, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT
The California state Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk last month that would allow felons serving time in county jails the right to vote.
September 16, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT
A new analysis from Georgetown University that attempts to document the economic value of religion in U.S. society found that the faith sector is worth $1.2 trillion, more than the combined revenue of the top 10 technology companies in the country, including Apple, Amazon, and Google.
September 15, 2016, 9:34 AM EDT
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday that there are “discussions” going on about how to deal with Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department IT employee who worked on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private server.
September 13, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT
American journalist and author Lionel Shriver stirred up controversy on Thursday with her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival where she criticized outrage over “cultural appropriation,” arguing that “the ultimate endpoint of keeping our mitts off experience that doesn’t belong to us is that there is no fiction.”
September 12, 2016, 11:36 AM EDT
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight told that faith “is a compass” in life and that his faith has been “very important.”
September 9, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT
Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) and Andy Harris (R-Md.) said Thursday that the media have been ignoring the persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East, and urged advocates for minorities to put pressure on the media to raise awareness of the issue.
September 9, 2016, 8:58 AM EDT
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said Thursday the “radical Islamic movement is determined to annihilate every Christian and Jew in the Middle East and, let’s not forget, dissenting Muslims as well; and they are well on their way toward achieving this goal.”   
September 8, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT
The director of the Office of Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department outlined some of the department’s strategic planning Wednesday to counter “violent extremism.”
September 7, 2016, 11:36 AM EDT
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule last week that seeks to ban any recipient of Title X federal funding for family planning from excluding potential funding recipients “for reasons unrelated to its ability to provide services effectively.”
September 6, 2016, 6:37 PM EDT
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has strongly objected to a federal government proposal to lift a funding moratorium in two areas of research into human-animal “chimeras.”
September 2, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT
The California Legislature passed a controversial bill Wednesday which creates a new crime by criminalizing the distribution of secret recordings of confidential communication with a health care provider.
September 1, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT
Pew Research Center released a survey Thursday on the reading habits of Americans and found that 65 percent of Americans have read a print book in the last year in contrast to just 28 percent who have read an e-book in the past year.
August 31, 2016, 12:07 PM EDT
Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Travis Rudolph (AP Photo)Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Travis Rudolph visited Montford Middle School in Tallahassee with his teammates Tuesday and won one mother’s heart with a gesture of kindness towards her autistic son.
August 31, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat through the national anthem at a preseason game last week, saying he would not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
August 30, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell Friday asking why the administration has not spent $20.996 billion in unobligated funds to respond to the Zika virus and why they have been slow to administer $510 million in unspent Ebola funding to respond to the outbreak.