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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September 30, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT
As Iraqi troops, with U.S. assistance, prepare to forcibly remove ISIS from Mosul, the Obama administration says it is preparing for the "humanitarian consequences" of the city's liberation.
September 30, 2016, 5:48 AM EDT
"I would mind paying taxes a lot less if our politicians knew how to spend the money, but they don't," Donald Trump told Bill O'Reilly on Thursday.
September 29, 2016, 8:53 AM EDT
On the same day the Obama administration announced it is sending another 600 troops to Iraq, a White House spokesman said even with this latest in a series of recent troop increases, the president has "made good on his promise to responsibly reduce significantly the U.S. military footprint in Iraq."
September 29, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
function readyHandler_3557842() {} window.viroolParams = { width: 640, height: 400, key: "9f476eb98f81", ap: 1}; "Economic growth as measured by the nation's gross domestic product increased 0.8 percent in the first quarter and 1.1 percent in the second quarter -- "and that's extremely disappointing," Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Wednesday.
September 28, 2016, 9:04 AM EDT
Testifying at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey agreed that it is hard to address the issue of implicit bias in policing when there is no reliable data on the races of the people involved in police actions.
September 28, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
On Sept. 8, the Homeland Security Department's inspector-general reported that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858  individuals who were under deportation or removal orders.
September 28, 2016, 6:27 AM EDT
"We now have a new category which we refer to as terrorist-enabled attacks, which is something in between terrorist-directed and terrorist-inspired, and every once in a while, something we refer to as terrorist-validated, where a terrorist organization may take credit for something after the attack."
September 28, 2016, 5:54 AM EDT
Poverty and violence in Central America continue to push hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens toward the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday. He said he's particularly concerned about infiltrators from the Middle East.
September 27, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
When it comes to the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo, Syria, President Obama is "continuing to get advice from his national security team, including from the military leaders at the Department of Defense, reviewing all of the available options," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House on Monday.
September 27, 2016, 8:58 AM EDT
It's a line she's used in campaign speeches and she pulled it out again on Monday night: "A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes," Hillary Clinton said at the first presidential debate of 2016.
September 27, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
Democrat Hillary Clinton said when she became Secretary of State in 2009, Iran was close to producing a nuclear bomb, but thanks to her diplomatic efforts, it didn't happen.
September 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
"So the worst of all things has happened. We owe $20 trillion, and we're a mess. We haven't even started. And we've spent $6 trillion in the Middle East, according to a report that I just saw. Whether it's 6 or 5, but it looks like it's 6, $6 trillion in the Middle East, we could have rebuilt our country twice.
September 27, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
"Slashing taxes on the wealthy hasn't worked. And a lot of really smart, wealthy people know that. And they are saying, hey, we need to do more to make the contributions we should be making to rebuild the middle class."
September 27, 2016, 5:53 AM EDT
"Under my plan, I'll be reducing taxes tremendously, from 35 percent to 15 percent for companies, small and big businesses. That's going to be a job creator like we haven't seen since Ronald Reagan. It's going to be a beautiful thing to watch." 
September 27, 2016, 5:23 AM EDT
At Monday night's presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton embraced climate change as the crux of her job-creation plan.
September 26, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT
A flurry of announcements from the Justice Department on Monday will send a total of $67.2 million out the door for dozens of crime-related initiatives, including the expanded use of police-worn body cameras; and the implementation of "crime gun intelligence centers" in three U.S. cities.
September 26, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
The world is a more dangerous place than it was when President Obama took office almost eight years ago, and "the worst of his presidency may still be yet to come," Sen. Marco Rubio said in the Republicans' Saturday radio address.
September 26, 2016, 5:45 AM EDT
Does Hillary Clinton support sanctuary cities or not? CNN's Jake Tapper put that question to Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, when Mook appeared on "State of the Union" Sunday. (Clinton did not appear. She was preparing for Monday night's debate.)
September 26, 2016, 4:56 AM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the police-involved shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa, and the resulting violence in Charlotte, were "heartbreaking."
September 23, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT
In the last several decades, English learners have been among the fastest-growing populations in America's schools, now comprising nearly 10 percent of the student population nationwide, according the Education Department.