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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May 19, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
"Is it a responsibility of the entire country to pay for our infrastructure, or should we shift the burden on those who use it?" Rep. Dave Jolly (R-Fla.) asked on Tuesday.
May 19, 2015, 6:37 AM EDT
"When you talk about the number of SIDA badges that are out there -- for example, in 2012, we reported that there were 3.7 million badges for secured areas. So the idea of trying to keep that secure, with that size -- 450 airports across the country -- it's just a massive job," Homeland Security Department Inspector General John Roth told Congress on May 13.
May 19, 2015, 4:54 AM EDT
"You know, one of the problems -- and I heard about this in Iowa -- is what happens when a 26-year old becomes a 27-year old and is no longer eligible to be on his or her parents' policy? That was one of the best changes in the Affordable Care Act. And the fact is that a lot of young people aren't making the income they need yet to be able to afford their own health care. So we have to look out to see what we're going to be able to do to help them," Clinton said.
May 18, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT
Only one in four Americans, 26 percent, say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, a new Gallup Poll finds. Or, viewed another way, 74 percent of Americans apparently are dissatisfied.
May 18, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said "it takes guts for the administration and our military" to conduct a ground raid like the one in Syria on Friday.
May 18, 2015, 6:09 AM EDT
"And I think before we see or embark on a lot more of these kinds of operations, we have to weigh the risk of escalation," Schiff told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
May 18, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says a U.S. Special Forces raid inside Syria on Saturday was a "picture perfect raid" that should be done more often.  Also appearing on "This Week," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said President Obama "has done a good job with these Special Operations-type missions."
May 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
"I had my first doubts when I watched the 2012 presidential debates," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Sean Hannity Thursday night, in a discussion about ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos and his newly disclosed conflict of interest regarding the Clintons and their foundation.
May 15, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT
Peter Schweizer, appearing on Fox News's 'Hannity' Thursday night, says he wants a do-over:
May 14, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Melvin Carraway, the acting administrator of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), refused a long-standing request to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wedensday. Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) indicated that ego had something to do with it:
May 13, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
President Barack Obama told a gathering at Georgetown University on Tuesday that the problem isn't racial segregation, it's wealth segregation, manifested by "elites" who "are able to live together, away from folks who are not as wealthy."  "Kids start going to private schools," he said. Just as he did -- and his own do.
May 12, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT
The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.
May 12, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Democrats want President Obama to issue an executive order requiring federal agencies and federal contractors to "ban the box" on job applications -- the box asking if the applicant has ever been convicted.
May 11, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT
The FBI, citing preliminary statistics, says 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014, an 89 percent increase from the 27 officers feloniously killed in 2013. 
May 11, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
"I had my share of bumps along the way," First Lady Michelle Obama told a predominantly African-American audience at Tuskegee University on Saturday. Her commencement address was all about racism, although she never used that word.
May 11, 2015, 6:09 AM EDT
"But we need to get the message out, and that’s not necessarily a government objective, a government mission. It has to come from within the community. It has to come from Islamic leaders, who, frankly can talk the language better than the federal government can."
May 11, 2015, 4:50 AM EDT
"In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the biggest threats to the homeland, and that's the violent extremists radicalizing Islamist terrorists," Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on Sunday.
May 8, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
 Kaine expressed "grave concern" that U.S. "war against ISIL" was never authorized by Congress. "Today is the end of the ninth month of an undeclared, unauthorized war -- and I think Congress needs to take that up," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.
May 8, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Thursday that "combat training has begun for a company-sized group" of Syrians -- "about 90," he said.
May 7, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT
President Obama believes that ISIS/ISIL can't be defeated until Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, but Russia and Iran are the ones that must convince Assad to leave, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said.