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 13, 2017, 12:35 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” on Sunday that he thinks civil asset forfeiture – where police can seize, then keep or sell any property they suspect is involved in a crime regardless of whether or not the owner is arrested or even convicted - “is a terrible idea until you’ve convicted someone.”
February 10, 2017, 3:55 PM EST
In a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump said Friday that despite the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision not to reinstate his executive order pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, he is “confident” that his administration would be able to provide “tremendous security” for the American people through “extreme vetting.”
February 9, 2017, 6:40 PM EST
President Trump signed three executive orders Thursday “dedicated to standing behind the police officers who risk their lives every day to protect us in our communities,”  reduce crime, and end drug cartel violence, the White House said Thursday.
February 9, 2017, 12:35 PM EST
President Donald Trump met with representatives from the airline industry on Thursday, a meeting the airline executives described in glowing terms.
February 8, 2017, 5:52 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that President Trump will free businesses from the restraints of government bureaucracy and regulations, noting that “the real government incentive is the government restraining itself.”
February 7, 2017, 5:21 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday the fact that Vice President Mike Pence had to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a reminder of the Senate Democrats’ “unprecedented obstruction.”
February 6, 2017, 3:06 PM EST
(Screenshot courtesy of C-SPAN)(CNSNews.com) – In a speech today at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., President Donald Trump said that “the very, very dishonest
February 6, 2017, 11:55 AM EST
Vice President Mike Pence defending President Donald Trump’s decision to let stand former President Obama’s executive order on LGBT rights, telling ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolus” on Sunday that Trump “made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration.”
February 3, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries “wasn’t communicated … in the right way governmentally” to ensure smooth implementation, which gave the left the opportunity to mischaracterize the policy.
February 2, 2017, 12:38 PM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that there’s nothing wrong with President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration including a preference for religious minorities facing persecution, because it’s a common practice for presidents to include preferences in refugee populations and that former President Barack Obama did the same thing for sexual orientation.
February 2, 2017, 11:56 AM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that he supports President Donald Trump’s plan to get rid of the Johnson amendment, which bars pastors from endorsing political candidates from the pulpit.
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.”