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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July 28, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT
Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson explained her commitment to pro-life values at a Democrats for Life of America event during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday in Philadelphia, saying it goes back to how she was raised.
July 28, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) spoke with on Wednesday at a Democrats for Life Event in Philadelphia. He said he was “troubled” by the changes in the party’s platform that advocate for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which currently prohibits federal funding for abortion.
July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) told at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday that, “it’s important to be able to make sure that our religious minorities are indeed protected” in the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.
July 27, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money.
July 26, 2016, 4:24 PM EDT
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia.
July 26, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) voiced his disagreement with the plank in the Democratic Party platform approved Monday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion with some exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.
July 26, 2016, 10:16 AM EDT
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that the Democratic Party “is a party that is increasingly hijacked by the radical left and who believe that children are a burden and that they have no rights and that the government should encourage abortion by funding it.”
July 25, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT
At an interfaith gathering hosted by the Democratic National Convention Committee in Philadelphia, Rev. James A. Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, said Sunday that the nation faces problems of bigotry, climate change, greed and the “demonic matter” of xenophobia.
July 22, 2016, 10:22 PM EDT
Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch told the National Catholic Register on Thursday that U.S. bishops and Western governments need to “stand up for the values of the Founding Fathers, defending human rights, religious freedom and the truth, while talking to those countries where Muslims make the majority.”
July 21, 2016, 5:08 PM EDT
The Pew Research Center released a survey on Wednesday showing that a majority of Americans, 59 percent, agree that “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.”
July 20, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT
(AP) ( – An old fatwa banning the original Pokemon card game has been renewed because of the new Pokemon Go craze, according to Arab News.
July 19, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT, the leading online dictionary resource, added hundreds of new words Tuesday including some not-so-flattering terms for the media such as lamestream, presstitute, and hot take. The site’s lexicographers leveraged billions of data points for the additions including a look at the latest cultural conversations, headlines, and reader lookups.   
July 14, 2016, 5:32 PM EDT
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) harshly criticized the Conscience Protection Act, which aims to “prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion,” in a debate on the House floor on Wednesday.
July 13, 2016, 5:21 PM EDT
Rick Stengel, the undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, andthe former managing editor forTIME magazine.  (AP) 
July 12, 2016, 5:28 PM EDT
Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said “a law that protects any statement of religious or political belief that’s irrelevant to the job duties should be passed,” in response to a question about whether former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran should have been fired for expressing his viewsthat marriage is between one man and one woman.
July 11, 2016, 12:04 PM EDT
A Gallup poll released Friday revealed that the majority of Americans (70 percent) believe that college admissions should be based solely on merit and that a person’s racial/ethnic background should not be a factor.  
July 8, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
Catholic Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday urging “an immediate federal remedy” in response to “disturbing new actions to force healthcare providers to participate in the destruction of human life.”
July 7, 2016, 6:02 PM EDT
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) on Thursday criticized President Obama for what he called the “very small and ineffectual steps” taken against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), saying it would be “remembered as one of the most shameful chapters in his presidency.”
July 5, 2016, 3:36 PM EDT
The Democratic Party released a draft of its proposed party platform late Friday that includes language supporting taxpayer-funded abortion both at home and abroad and emphasizes the party’s support for Planned Parenthood.
July 1, 2016, 6:21 PM EDT
Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) Thursday on an Indiana law that was set to take effect Friday, which would have banned abortions on the basis of a diagnosis of Down Syndrome or other genetic abnormalities.