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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May 22, 2015, 6:22 AM EDT
Among the papers found in Osama bin Laden's compound is a 15-page document that urges bomb-makers to join al Qaeda to kill "drunkard, sinful" American voters who permit "alien satanic practices" such as same-sex marriage and abortion. 
May 21, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
On the same day President Obama told graduating Coast Guard cadets that climate change poses “a serious threat to global security” and “an immediate risk to our national security,” his administration released some of the documents found in Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout, showing that al Qaeda leaders also worried about the effects of climate change, particularly on the Muslim world.
May 21, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
"We've already resettled, I think, more than 1,000 Rohinga, and we said we're prepared to take a leading role in any (United Nations)-organized effort," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. "It has to be a multicountry effort. We obviously can't take this all on ourselves. But we are prepared to play a leading role in this effort."
May 20, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
As major cities fall one by one in Iraq, some Iraq war veterans, including one in Congress, say it's too late to get them back from the Islamic State terrorists who have conquered them.
May 20, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
"And now the prime minister of Iraq has to rely on the (Iranian) Shia militia -- which is, I think, the most disturbing fact...my takeaway from the Middle East -- because his Iraqi national army is so incapable of defening Ramadi, of defending Mosul...that you have to rely on the proxy of Iran, Shia militas, to come in to Iraq to fight ISIS.
May 20, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
When it comes to degrading and destroying Islamic State terrorists, the White House indicated that President Obama is learning as he goes along; and his spokesman says the president's strategy is an "overall success."
May 19, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
Boehner made it clear that Congress will not produce an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the president:
May 19, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
"Is it a responsibility of the entire country to pay for our infrastructure, or should we shift the burden on those who use it?" Rep. Dave Jolly (R-Fla.) asked on Tuesday.
May 19, 2015, 6:37 AM EDT
"When you talk about the number of SIDA badges that are out there -- for example, in 2012, we reported that there were 3.7 million badges for secured areas. So the idea of trying to keep that secure, with that size -- 450 airports across the country -- it's just a massive job," Homeland Security Department Inspector General John Roth told Congress on May 13.
May 19, 2015, 4:54 AM EDT
"You know, one of the problems -- and I heard about this in Iowa -- is what happens when a 26-year old becomes a 27-year old and is no longer eligible to be on his or her parents' policy? That was one of the best changes in the Affordable Care Act. And the fact is that a lot of young people aren't making the income they need yet to be able to afford their own health care. So we have to look out to see what we're going to be able to do to help them," Clinton said.
May 18, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT
Only one in four Americans, 26 percent, say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, a new Gallup Poll finds. Or, viewed another way, 74 percent of Americans apparently are dissatisfied.
May 18, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said "it takes guts for the administration and our military" to conduct a ground raid like the one in Syria on Friday.
May 18, 2015, 6:09 AM EDT
"And I think before we see or embark on a lot more of these kinds of operations, we have to weigh the risk of escalation," Schiff told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
May 18, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says a U.S. Special Forces raid inside Syria on Saturday was a "picture perfect raid" that should be done more often.  Also appearing on "This Week," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said President Obama "has done a good job with these Special Operations-type missions."
May 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
"I had my first doubts when I watched the 2012 presidential debates," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Sean Hannity Thursday night, in a discussion about ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos and his newly disclosed conflict of interest regarding the Clintons and their foundation.
May 15, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT
Peter Schweizer, appearing on Fox News's 'Hannity' Thursday night, says he wants a do-over:
May 14, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Melvin Carraway, the acting administrator of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), refused a long-standing request to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wedensday. Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) indicated that ego had something to do with it:
May 13, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
President Barack Obama told a gathering at Georgetown University on Tuesday that the problem isn't racial segregation, it's wealth segregation, manifested by "elites" who "are able to live together, away from folks who are not as wealthy."  "Kids start going to private schools," he said. Just as he did -- and his own do.
May 12, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT
The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.
May 12, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Democrats want President Obama to issue an executive order requiring federal agencies and federal contractors to "ban the box" on job applications -- the box asking if the applicant has ever been convicted.