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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October 24, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT
Augie Ribeiro, an attorney and volunteer for the Clinton campaign, sent campaign chairman John Podesta a fundraising pitch idea saying, “If Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016, and is able to replace Ginsberg, Breyer, and either Kennedy or Scalia, she will lock in a very young liberal court for many decades to come.” Podesta praised the messaging and said he would show it to others in the campaign.
October 24, 2016, 12:39 PM EDT
Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) raised concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday over the worsening human rights situation in Cuba in light of the administration’s recent easing of the economic embargo between the United States and Cuba.
October 21, 2016, 5:48 PM EDT
The United Kingdom’s House of Lords debated - and ultimately moved to committee - a bill Friday that would make it illegal to abort babies diagnosed with a disability past 24 weeks gestation.
October 20, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT
An email thread released by Wikileaks shows Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta accepting Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards’ thanks on the day Clinton broke her silence and defended the abortion organization against undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress, which alleged that the abortion provider was profiting from the sale of unborn baby organs.
October 18, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Friday upholding a California law mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers “disseminate to clients” a message promoting public programs with “free or low-cost access” to abortion and contraceptive services.
October 17, 2016, 12:07 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both tweeted their congratulations to Planned Parenthood on Sunday on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s largest abortion provider: “Here’s to another #100YearsStrong,” they tweeted.
October 14, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Calif.) announced Thursday that he and 47 of his colleagues have sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell expressing “a number of significant concerns” with an HHS regulation requiring “doctors to perform gender transition procedures or treatments on patients including children, even if the doctor believes the procedures could be harmful.”
October 13, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) sent a letter Thursday to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for the full number of people subject to deportation who were improperly granted citizenship by the U.S. government.
October 12, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT
Isabella Springmühl, a fashion designer with Down Syndrome, recently was the first person with Down Syndrome to have their clothing line featured at London Fashion Week.
October 11, 2016, 5:33 PM EDT
A little over half of Americans believe that the government is doing too much according to a Gallup poll released Monday
October 10, 2016, 1:51 PM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again did not mention the ongoing genocide against Christians waged by ISIS in Iraq and Syria during the second presidential debate Sunday.
October 7, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wants the State Department and Treasury Department to release their documents on the Obama administration’s decision in January to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran’s Bank Sepah and its subsidiary, a decision that came on the same day that Tehran released four U.S. hostages, a move the Wall Street Journal reported was part of a secret agreement.
October 6, 2016, 6:37 PM EDT
Yazidis are “very angry” because although they are victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) they see no indications of accountability, the U.N. special envoy for sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday.
October 5, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report Wednesday examining hiring, recruitment, and retention policies with the aim of increasing diversity in law enforcement.
October 4, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT
Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released Tuesday by Pew Research Center.
October 3, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT
During his Saturday audience with priests and religious in the Democratic Republic of Georgia, Pope Francis said gender theory is “a great enemy of marriage today.” Also, according to the Catholic News Agency’s translation of the Pope’s remarks, he further said, “today the whole world is at war trying to destroy marriage.”
October 3, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution last week to “recognize the importance of Planned Parenthood’s contributions to women’s health care and reproductive rights in America over the last 100 years.”
September 30, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini announced on Thursday that her group’s theme for the annual March for Life, in January 2017, is “The Power of One,” to emphasize the impact of former Republican Congressman Henry Hyde, who wrote the appropriations rider, the Hyde Amendment, which forbids federal funding of elective abortion.
September 29, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT
CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday “words or comments that taint a religion as being the source of the problem” are “detrimental to our interests” in dealing with the Muslim world. 
September 29, 2016, 12:24 PM EDT
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, spoke Wednesday of the possibility of eliminating the Zika-carrying Aedes Aegypti mosquito through genetic modifications.