Susan brings to CNSNews.com a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined CNSNews.com in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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August 28, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT
Congress won't raise the minimum wage, but the unelected National Labor Relations Board has found a way to potentially unionize millions of "non-standard" employees -- those temporary or contract workers who supply labor to bigger companies.
August 28, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of eight senators who co-sponored an all-encompassing immigration bill in 2013, now favors a piecemeal approach to that issue.
August 28, 2015, 5:46 AM EDT
"But here's my challenge to the president of the United States, you think this is so easy. Forego your Secret Service protection, for you, for the first lady, and your children, and see what it is like to have to fend yourself."
August 27, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT
She has two complaints: "There is a gap between the very wealthy and the poor. And public schools are not back where they were because they've been replaced by a lot of charter schools."
August 27, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
Alison Parker's boyfriend and co-worker Chris Hurst said "unfortunately," he was not surprised to learn who the guman was.
August 27, 2015, 6:26 AM EDT
"But you mark my words, my mission in life -- and I talked to the governor (Terry McAuliffe) today. He called me and he said -- and I told him, I said, 'I'm going to do something, whatever it takes to get gun legislation -- to shame people, to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes in background checks and making sure crazy people don't get guns.' And he said, 'You go, I'm right there with you.'
August 27, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT
"We don't have a gun problem. We have a criminal problem," Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch said. "We have a society that thinks it's completely permissible to shirk responsibility. We have people who have no problem with what Planned Parenthood does in terms of fetal parts harvesting. We don't teach a respect for life.
August 26, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT
Off-the-cuff speaker Donald Trump is not the first Repubican presidential hopeful to call for a ban on teleprompters, but he is the most recent. Speaking in Iowa Tuesday, Trump was enthusiastically applauded for his suggestion:
August 26, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
Asked to clarify President Obama's remark about the "crazies" who oppose him, White House spokesman Eric Shultz on Tuesday said the president "may have been a little flip in his language."
August 26, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the recent focus on what to do with the 12 million people who are in the country illegally is a "distraction" promoted by the liberal media.
August 25, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT
If you save money on your energy bills, you'll be able to afford a bigger mortgage: That's the reasoning behind the Federal Housing Administration's new plan to recognize the reduced cost of utilities in calculating an FHA-insured home purchase or refinance.
August 25, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT
The United Nations Security Council on Monday held its first-ever meeting on the persecution of homosexuals by Islamic State terrorists -- the same terrorists who are slaughtering Christians and forcing women and young girls into sex slavery. But Monday's focus was all on LGBT "rights and issues."
August 25, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
"We expect to welcome between 1,000 and 2,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, and 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in next fiscal year, 2016," said State Department spokesman John Kirby on Monday.
August 24, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from "converting football fields into mission fields."
August 24, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT
Carly Fiorina joined the Republican presidential race with a jab at the "political class" in general and at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in particular. So it came as a surprise on Sunday, when Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," asked Fiorina: "Do you still have great admiration and respect for Hillary Clinton?"
August 24, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
Speaking to fans crowded into a football stadium in Alabama on Friday, Donald Trump lived up to his reputation for being unscripted.
August 24, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT
Jim Acosta, filling in as host of CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, asked Dr. Ben Carson if he really advocates "using drone strikes to secure the border with Mexico." Carson dismissed the idea as "ridiculous." "At some point, I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem," Carson said.
August 24, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, host Chuck Todd tried to portray Carly Fiorina, who has never held elective office, as "a member of the professional political class."
August 21, 2015, 11:29 AM EDT
"I want to ask everyone here to look forward -- look forward to January 2017," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a gathering in Iowa on Friday morning.
August 21, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is considering a military prison in Kansas and a Navy brig in South Carolina as possible places to incarerate the Guantanamo Bay terrorists who are deemed ineligible for release to a third country.