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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June 2, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
Religious leaders and conservative activists have launched a campaign to stop production of "The Real O'Neals," a sitcom due out this fall, based on the life of syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, whom the campaign describes an an anti-Christian bigot and bully.
June 2, 2015, 7:11 AM EDT
People don't remember, when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia," President Obama told a gathering of young Southeast Asian leaders on Monday. "But today, once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work that we did to reengage the world and say that we want to work with you as partners, with mutual interest and mutual respect."
June 1, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT
Jeb Bush, who appears to be running for the Republican presidential nomination, says he would considering pushing back the Social Security retirement age by as many as five years and scaling back benefits for Americans who paid into the system but who also have accumulated wealth.
June 1, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
In attempting to revise the USA Patriot Act, the Senate "is trying to balance" its national security responsibility with the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. 
June 1, 2015, 6:32 AM EDT
Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," pondered on Sunday whether Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders "could become Hillary Clinton's most dangerous political opponent" in the race for president because Sanders "can puncture (Hillary) Clinton's aura of inevitability simply by beating expectations."
June 1, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT
"[M]ost Americans expect the government to protect them," and the USA Patriot Act -- including a provision that allows bulk collection of Americans' telephone records by the federal government -- is an important way of doing that, CIA Director John Brennan told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Brennan spoke before the law expired at midnght on Sunday.
May 29, 2015, 10:13 AM EDT
Rick Santorum, running once again for the Republican presidential nomination, says the Obama administration is fighting a "politically correct war" in Iraq and Syria.
May 28, 2015, 9:15 AM EDT
"And I do know what to do, and I would know how to bring ISIS to the table or, beyond that, defeat ISIS very quickly. And I'm not going to tell what you it is tonight."
May 28, 2015, 6:32 AM EDT
Equal pay for women? "Of course I support equal pay for equal work," Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said on Wednesday.
May 28, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT
"And I will say that there does seem to be a pattern. Democratic presidents -- and there's two in particular I'm thinking about -- over the last 35 years seem to inherit a mess of problems. Have you noticed that? "So then they have to dig us out of the ditches they find themselves in and put us back on the right track. And of course, I'm talking about Bill Clinton and Barack Obama."
May 27, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
The Obama Justice Department intends to "transform" the Cleveland police department "into a model of community-oriented policing," by restricting officers' use of force to subdue suspects. The consent decree announced on Tuesday requires Cleveland police to use "de-escalation techniques" instead of force "whenever possible and appropriate."
May 26, 2015, 7:07 AM EDT
"I should be here today," Mrs. Obama said in her opening remarks. "Oberlin is likely the only college in America that I could have attended nearly two centuries ago, and I am honored to be part of the extraordinary legacy of this great institution."
May 25, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT
"It seems to me since then, and I think it's a very sad thing, you have the military community here and you have the civilian community here. And I know people now who -- some of whom that probably don't know a single person in the U.S. military. And I think that is very bad thing."
May 22, 2015, 6:22 AM EDT
Among the papers found in Osama bin Laden's compound is a 15-page document that urges bomb-makers to join al Qaeda to kill "drunkard, sinful" American voters who permit "alien satanic practices" such as same-sex marriage and abortion. 
May 21, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
On the same day President Obama told graduating Coast Guard cadets that climate change poses “a serious threat to global security” and “an immediate risk to our national security,” his administration released some of the documents found in Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout, showing that al Qaeda leaders also worried about the effects of climate change, particularly on the Muslim world.
May 21, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
"We've already resettled, I think, more than 1,000 Rohinga, and we said we're prepared to take a leading role in any (United Nations)-organized effort," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. "It has to be a multicountry effort. We obviously can't take this all on ourselves. But we are prepared to play a leading role in this effort."
May 20, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
As major cities fall one by one in Iraq, some Iraq war veterans, including one in Congress, say it's too late to get them back from the Islamic State terrorists who have conquered them.
May 20, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
"And now the prime minister of Iraq has to rely on the (Iranian) Shia militia -- which is, I think, the most disturbing fact...my takeaway from the Middle East -- because his Iraqi national army is so incapable of defening Ramadi, of defending Mosul...that you have to rely on the proxy of Iran, Shia militas, to come in to Iraq to fight ISIS.
May 20, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
When it comes to degrading and destroying Islamic State terrorists, the White House indicated that President Obama is learning as he goes along; and his spokesman says the president's strategy is an "overall success."
May 19, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
Boehner made it clear that Congress will not produce an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the president: