Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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November 21, 2016, 3:30 PM EST
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) spoke Friday at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention and urged the “restoration of balance between the legislature and the executive branch,” citing an instance of regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being unaccountable to the people in his state of Nebraska.
November 17, 2016, 3:09 PM EST
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened the national convention of the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C., Thursday with a moving tribute to the late Justice Antonin Scalia but also warned of “unprecedented challenges to our constitutional structure” and that freedom of religion is in “greater danger.”
November 16, 2016, 3:37 PM EST
A little over half, - 51 percent - of Americans are “more confident” in President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to serve as president based on his actions in the past few days post-election, according to a national Gallup poll released Wednesday.
November 15, 2016, 5:15 PM EST
( – The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) released a mobile app on Tuesday for “decision-makers and advocates” to track and address gender disparities in the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
November 15, 2016, 12:52 PM EST
( – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to build “an impenetrable, physical wall on the southern border” will be addressed legislatively by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and he agreed that it is a priority.
November 14, 2016, 6:18 PM EST
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said Friday that if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, then “nobody should blame us for unleashing all of the weapons that we have in the U.N. to defend ourselves, and we have a lot of weapons in the U.N.”
November 14, 2016, 11:15 AM EST
A majority of those who voted for President-elect Donald Trump said that the Republican Party platform’s strong positions on the unborn and religious liberty impacted their vote, according to a Friday poll by WPA Opinion Research that was commission by Family Research Council (FRC).
November 11, 2016, 12:27 PM EST
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “build a wall along the southern border.”
November 10, 2016, 2:43 PM EST
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization that has been praised by Obama’s Justice Department for combating “domestic extremism” and designates groups on a “Hate Map” including some controversial listings of conservative groups, reacted Wednesday to the news of President-elect Donald Trump’s win calling it a “new reality.”
November 10, 2016, 11:39 AM EST
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a statement Wednesday congratulating President-elect Donald Trump and emphasizing that they look forward to working with him “to protect human life from its most vulnerable beginning to its natural end.”
November 9, 2016, 3:33 PM EST
Abortion provider Planned Parenthood and abortion advocacy group NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) responded Wednesday to the news of President-elect Donald Trump’s win with statements warning of his vision being a “clear and present danger to women,” adding that they were “shocked” and “disgusted.”
November 9, 2016, 2:21 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump made many promises on the campaign trail to defund Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
November 7, 2016, 1:42 PM EST
U.S. District Judge William Alsup upheld California’s ban on ballot selfies last week after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging the ban last Monday, arguing that photographing a marked ballot is political speech protected by the First Amendment.
November 2, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT
An anonymous Kurdish church leader, a convert to Christianity, said in an interview with World Watch Monitor that while living in makeshift refugee camps in Northern France, he was told by Muslims in one of the camps, ‘you are Kurdish, and you are a Christian? Shame on you,’ and ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.’
November 2, 2016, 5:38 AM EDT
A recent Pew research survey found that 58 percent of Clinton supporters have a hard time respecting someone who supports Donald Trump for president. That compares with 40 percent of Trump supporters who said they had a hard time respecting those who back Hillary Clinton for president.
November 1, 2016, 1:43 PM EDT
The Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), which is 99 percent accurate in detecting Down syndrome, was approved Saturday by the UK Department of Health despite backlash by ethicists, doctors, and many in the Down syndrome community who feel that the test will lead to an increase in the already high rate of abortions for unborn babies diagnosed with the condition.
October 31, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT
The European Union Parliament passed a resolution on Oct. 27 aimed at providing humanitarian and resettlement assistance to Christians, Yazidis, and Turkmen in Northern Iraq in the wake of the genocidal campaign by ISIS against the religious minorities of the region.
October 28, 2016, 12:03 PM EDT
A new poll conducted by Politico and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health showed that the majority of likely voters, 58 percent, opposed the use of federal funds through Medicaid to pay for abortion.
October 27, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
National Security Advisor Susan Rice told students at American University in a speech on LGBT rights Wednesday that the “United States must continue to integrate LGBT rights into our government and foreign policy,” including “creating a more diverse national security workforce.”
October 26, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT
A Wikileaks email thread released Wednesday showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategizing with Planned Parenthood to coordinate a “spontaneous visit” to a clinic days before Cecile Richards’ congressional testimony and nixing a more public event because Richards “will be highlighting how their health work is not related to their political activity” in her testimony regarding undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress, which alleged that the abortion provider was profiting from the sale of unborn baby organs.