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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December 8, 2016, 11:05 AM EST
As unaccompanied children and "family units" continue pouring across the southern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Wednesday that it has opened a "temporary holding facility" near an international bridge in Donna, Texas.
December 8, 2016, 9:20 AM EST
"A continuing resolution is nothing different than taking last year's appropriations bills, just changing the date on it and moving it over to this year, so it doesn't address the areas of overspending, it doesn't surgically go in and be able to change things like an appropriations bill does," Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told CSPAN on Thursday.
December 8, 2016, 6:53 AM EST
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is leaving the U.S. Senate almost 30 years after he arrived.
December 7, 2016, 9:09 AM EST
"The Obamacare repeal resolution will be the first item up in the new year," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Wednesday. After repeal, Republicans will use a "step-by-step" process to replace the Obamacare provisions that we think have caused the most damage and put in place reforms that we think will really work, " Sen. John Thune said. 
December 7, 2016, 8:12 AM EST
Time magazine named President-elect Donald Trump as its 'Person of the Year' Thursday, but not without a jab: The subtitle on the magazine cover reads, "President of the divided states of America."
December 7, 2016, 6:29 AM EST
In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism, and strengthen U.S. allies. He said he wanted to "talk about the foundation that we will leave for the next administration."
December 6, 2016, 10:04 AM EST
Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!"
December 6, 2016, 8:20 AM EST
Dr. Ben Carson is a "brilliant man who has incredible personal faith, an incredible story and character," and he is "absolutely qualified" to run the department of Housing and Urban Development, Vice President-elect Mike Pence told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.
December 6, 2016, 6:29 AM EST
Hoekstra, a former chair of the House intelligence committee, told Fox News's Megyn Kelly that Trump is doing exactly what the Republican Party platform calls for  and what he said on the campaign trail -- that his administration will be tough on China.
December 5, 2016, 10:11 AM EST
Van Jones, a CNN commentator and former adviser to President Obama, on Monday compared the pipeline protest in Cannon Ball, North Dakota to the civil rights movement of the 1960s: 
December 5, 2016, 8:14 AM EST
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), just elected to an eighth term as House Democratic leader despite the defection of 63 fellow Democrats, was asked on Sunday what she tells Democrats who want a new direction.
December 5, 2016, 7:09 AM EST
Joel Benenson, Hillary Clinton's campaign strategist, says if he could do things differently in the final weeks of the campaign, he'd ask for a "faith forum" to compare Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump on religious grounds.
December 5, 2016, 5:21 AM EST
The American people are "encouraged" to see President-elect Trump "taking calls from the world, speaking to the world," including the democratically elected leader of Taiwan, Vice President-elect Mike Pence told ABC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
December 2, 2016, 11:10 AM EST
The economy lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs between October and November, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. It's the fifth straight month that the manufacturing sector has lost jobs.
December 2, 2016, 8:50 AM EST
In the first jobs report since the election, the Labor Department says a record number Americans -- 152,085,000 – were employed in November, but a record 95,055,000 Americans were not in the labor force -- 446,000 more than October. 
December 2, 2016, 6:28 AM EST
At an enthusiastic pep rally Thursday evening, President-elect Donald Trump thanked the people of Ohio for helping to elect him, and he assured working Americans that he won't forget them or his promise to make America great again.
December 1, 2016, 11:02 AM EST
Asked if the recent election shows Democrats are out of touch, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) heatedly rejected the notion on Wednesday:
December 1, 2016, 7:56 AM EST
"Early indications are that this is good news," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday about Carrier's decision, under pressure from President-Elect Donald Trump, to keep 1,000 jobs at its air conditioner plant in Indianapolis. 
December 1, 2016, 5:37 AM EST
The Justice Department on Wednesday announced a series of prison reforms intended to help former inmates return successfully to their communities.
December 1, 2016, 5:12 AM EST
"I thought I'd just come by and tell you how exhilarated I am by the strong vote that I have from my colleagues as we go forward," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday after she was re-elected to the Democrat leadership post she's held for the past 14 years.