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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January 20, 2017, 12:59 PM EST
( -- The Anti-Capitalist Anti-Fascist Bloc’s DisruptJ20 Inauguration protest quickly turned violent Friday morning as protestors gathered at Logan Circle in D.C. and marched down 13th Street. Footage shot by MRC Culture and during the march show protestors vandalizing local businesses, destroying a limousine with hammers, spray-painting on walls and windows, smashing kiosks, and chanting “no cops, no borders, fight law and order.”
January 19, 2017, 12:49 PM EST
The Virginia House of Delegates voted 57-36 Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling January 22nd, the day that the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a constitutional right, a “Day of Tears in Virginia” and saying “that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.”
January 18, 2017, 10:17 AM EST
Star Parker, syndicated columnist and founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), told Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, has worked “extensively helping poor children get quality education,” adding that DeVos “has a worldview consistent with liberty and so that means that she will perhaps look at places where government is overreaching and pull it back.”
January 16, 2017, 4:01 PM EST
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill in the House Thursday that would prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable. The legislation also requires doctors to check for the unborn child’s heartbeat, which is detectable as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
January 13, 2017, 2:56 PM EST
Open Doors USA released its 25th annual World Watch List (WWL), a ranking of the top 50 countries “where Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith” Wednesday, noting that “Islamic extremism is the lead generator of persecution for 35 out of 50 countries on the list.”
January 12, 2017, 11:05 AM EST
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January 10, 2017, 3:35 PM EST
( – Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told that he has “never had a negative interaction” working with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the attorney general nominee of the Trump administration, when asked if he thought Sessions was a man of high character as he faced his first Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. 
January 9, 2017, 7:28 PM EST
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a “very decent man” who has “served well and whose track record speaks for itself,” an Alabama pastor said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he and other black pastors spoke out in support for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General.
January 6, 2017, 3:27 PM EST
( – Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards would not directly agree with the idea that Planned Parenthood’s operations are at the “core to abortion in America.”
January 5, 2017, 6:06 PM EST
Repealing the Affordable Care Act “is about denying women healthcare” and “disempowering women,” NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said on Capitol Hill Thursday.
January 5, 2017, 2:34 PM EST
In a recent interview with Arutz Sheva TV, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) talked about the left-leaning bias in U.S. academia, saying, the left is trying to “get rid of history.”
January 4, 2017, 3:36 PM EST
( – U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a nationwide injunction on Saturday blocking HHS regulation 1557, which “forbids discriminating on the basis of ‘gender identity’ and ‘termination of pregnancy’” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no exceptions for religious healthcare providers.
December 23, 2016, 12:46 PM EST
( – According to a recent survey, Americans prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ to ‘Happy Holidays’ by 20 percentage points. The Marist poll was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, who released the findings on Thursday. 
December 22, 2016, 12:10 PM EST
The Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf told Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) this week that without President-elect Donald Trump’s help, Christian families who have escaped ISIS in the Erbil area of the Kurdistan region “are finished.”
December 21, 2016, 3:38 PM EST
( – Rep. Steve Russell (R- Okla.) released the sixth installment of his ongoing Waste Watch series on Monday, showing 10 instances of government waste totaling around $139 billion in taxpayer money.
December 20, 2016, 3:44 PM EST
A group of more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump Monday asking that he eliminate the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape and incest, despite Trump’s campaign promise to essentially do the opposite and make the Hyde Amendment permanent law in a September letter to pro-life leaders.
December 15, 2016, 2:55 PM EST
( — The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will join Facebook to help “identify and debunk” news stories being shared online that are false.
December 15, 2016, 1:41 PM EST
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule Wednesday that would block states from defunding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
The House Tuesday passed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to “advance religious freedom globally,” following approval by the Senate last week and is now headed to the president’s desk.
December 7, 2016, 11:54 AM EST
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) made remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday in defense of an award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video, which was banned from airing on French television due to concerns that the expressions of happy children with Down syndrome in the video were “inappropriate” because they were "likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”