Melanie has been with CNSNews.com since November 2000 as an evening editor responsible for writing, editing and posting stories to the website. She was promoted to deputy managing editor in 2002, overseeing the radio production department in addition to her daily editing duties. Prior to working at CNSNews.com, Melanie served as news director for WKYS-FM, one of Washington, D.C.’s top-rated radio stations. Mrs. Arter also worked as a traffic reporter for Shadow Broadcasting in the nation’s capital and prior to that, as a news anchor/reporter for WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her television experience was obtained at several Washington, D.C. stations. She worked for America’s Most Wanted at Fox affiliate WTTG, the Creative Services Department of WUSA-TV and the Evening Exchange on WHUT-TV. She holds a bachelor’s degree in television production from Howard University.

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February 2, 2017, 10:16 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., that his administration will protect and defend religious liberty, adding that America will “remain a tolerant society where all faiths are respected.”
February 1, 2017, 3:32 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there’s no word yet on when the Trump administration will publish a list of municipalities that are considered sanctuary cities or when such cities should expect to see their federal funding cut.
February 1, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cannot get the 60 votes needed to confirm Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, he would encourage McConnell to go nuclear.
February 1, 2017, 11:37 AM EST
President Donald Trump (AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump called CNN “fake news” during a meeting Wednesday with African-American leaders on African American History month at the White House.
February 1, 2017, 11:14 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if Chicago does not do something about its high murder rate, he would. 
January 31, 2017, 3:43 PM EST
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said defended Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) at his confirmation hearing Tuesday for U.S. attorney general, saying he is “a man of his word,” and criticizing Democrats for twisting his position on legislation like the Violence Against Women Act.
January 31, 2017, 12:48 PM EST
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive order stopping immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, is “a temporary pause” so that officials can review the refugee and visa vetting system – it is “not a travel ban.”
January 30, 2017, 4:27 PM EST
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is “a religiously based ban,” and “if they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons.”
January 30, 2017, 11:23 AM EST
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban was “a confused process” that was “not vetted” and did not “filter down to our customs people who can come in, who can’t.”
January 27, 2017, 3:24 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that while he thinks the use of torture or enhanced interrogation works, he trusts Defense Secretary James Mattis, who does not believe in waterboarding, to make the final decision.
January 27, 2017, 1:16 PM EST
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said Friday at the March for Life that the right to life is a God-given right – not a privilege or a choice.
January 27, 2017, 12:48 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at the March for Life on Friday that “life is winning in America” and that they have a president who is already making good on his pro-life campaign promises.
January 27, 2017, 10:29 AM EST
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Thursday that former President Barack Obama “got a lot of stuff done” during his time in the White House – “it just wasn’t good stuff.”
January 26, 2017, 3:29 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the new Congress will be the busiest the U.S. has seen in decades, possibly ever.
January 26, 2017, 3:09 PM EST
President Donald Trump predicted Thursday that the media won’t fairly cover Friday’s March for Life, saying even though hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers will show up to the event, “you won’t even read about it.”
January 26, 2017, 2:49 PM EST
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed to cancel next week’s planned meeting, saying that unless Mexico treats the U.S. “fairly” and “with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless.”
January 23, 2017, 3:16 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump “has a healthy respect for the First Amendment” and that what makes the country “beautiful” is that you can inaugurate a president on one day and the next day, people can protest something on that same space.
January 23, 2017, 3:07 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump will “stand up and value life – born and unborn.”
January 23, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” that he refused to give a timeline to when President Donald Trump will undo former President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
January 23, 2017, 11:03 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “confident” that the Senate will confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once a nomination is made, and he noted that the past two Democratic presidents had their Supreme Court nominees confirmed without a Senate filibuster.