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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April 13, 2016, 8:31 AM EDT
Bono, the Irish rock star, told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the best way to counter violent extremism is to make fun of it.
April 12, 2016, 9:10 AM EDT
The number of homeless students is steadily rising in this country, up 38.44 percent from the 2009-10 school year, when state education agencies were first required to report such data.
April 12, 2016, 5:47 AM EDT
Boston Globe Defends Its 'Unconventional New Approach' to Making Up the News
April 11, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT
A new Gallup Poll released on Monday shows more than a third of Americans worry "a great deal" about race relations in the United States -- a higher percentage than at any tiem since Gallup first asked the question in 2001.
April 11, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
Ohio Gov. John Kasich doubts he would have signed a law like the one in North Carolina that prevents local juridictions from passing their own non-discrimination policies regarding LGBT people.
April 11, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT
President Obama, asked to name his "worst mistake" as president, pointed to the intervention that toppled Libya's Moammar Gaddafi.
April 11, 2016, 5:09 AM EDT
President Obama said he can "guarantee" that the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails will be based on evidence, not politics. He also said he continues to believe that Clinton did not jeopardize national security by conducting official State Department business on a private email server.
April 8, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders says he's a "big, big fan" of Pope Francis, who has invited him to speak at a Vatican conference on April 15.
April 8, 2016, 7:34 AM EDT
The U.S. Justice Department, as part of its attempt to ease the transition from prison to homecoming, has designated the last week in April as National Reentry Week.
April 8, 2016, 6:19 AM EDT
Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S. military effort in Iraq and Syria, on Thursday refused to say if or when the Pentagon will set up additional Marine outposts in Iraq to provide force protection and ground fire for the Iraqis as they begin their advance on Mosul.
April 7, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT
"I've been around guns all my life. I know how to use them, and arming our people on our military bases and allowing them to carry concealed, privately owned weapons -- I do not recommend that as a force protection," Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Congress on Thursday.
April 7, 2016, 8:37 AM EDT
Border Patrol agents working near Fronton, Texas detained 102 illegal aliens trying to cross into the United States on Tuesday. That's just one day in one of the eight Southwest Border Patrol sectors.
April 7, 2016, 7:13 AM EDT
Judge Merrick Garland, nominated by President Obama to succeed conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is "clearly an accomplished juror" and "highly intelligent," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told MSNBC on Wednesday, one day after meeting with Garland.
April 7, 2016, 6:39 AM EDT
A Pentagon spokesman said that conditions on the ground will determine whether the United States establishes more all-American military outposts to support Iraqi troops in their fight to retake Mosul.
April 6, 2016, 10:42 AM EDT
The University of Northern New Jersey in Cranford has no teachers and no curriculum, but it did attract more than a thousand foreign "students" who enrolled in the storefront school to fraudulently maintain their student visas.
April 6, 2016, 6:17 AM EDT
"I do think we ought to do comprehensive tax reform," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Tuesday. But he said the chances of that happening are "pretty slim."
April 1, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
He was responding to a question from an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Texas: "[W]hat I was curious about is whether or not you had some specific criteria that needs to be met before you're satisfied that we're mission complete in the elimination of ISIL?" she asked Carter.
April 1, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
In the past 12 months, the highest labor participation rate was 62.8 percent in February and May of 2015; the lowest was 62.4 percent in September 2015, and that 62.4 percent was the lowest in 38 years.
March 29, 2016, 8:32 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford are expected to request more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and when that recommendation is made, "the president will give it careful consideration," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday. 
March 29, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
"Their (Republicans') rhetoric is also counterproductive when it comes to protecting the American people. And that's a significant problem, particularly when you're the commander in chief and you are on the hook. You are the one that's primarily responsible for the safety and security of the American people.