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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April 6, 2017, 3:50 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News on Wednesday that the American people have a right to know whether private citizens were spied on and why, adding that surveillance of the Trump transition team “should be deeply troubling” to those who cherish civil liberties.
April 6, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Thursday that the United States is considering “a serious response” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launching a chemical weapons attack on his people on Tuesday.
April 6, 2017, 2:59 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview with Fox News’s “The First 100 Days,” said Wednesday that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council “represents a very routine evolution of the national security team around the president.”
April 6, 2017, 12:47 PM EDT
Before the Democrats voted to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that the Democrats were “poised to block this incredible nominee with the first successful partisan filibuster in American history” simply because of who nominated him.
April 5, 2017, 7:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be “flexible” in his response to the chemical attack in Syria, which he said made “a big impact” on him.
April 5, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT
The Obama administration may have failed to effectively respond to chemical attacks in Syria in the past by drawing a “red line” and not enforcing it, but President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it is now his responsibility to respond to the latest chemical attack on Syrian citizens by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
April 4, 2017, 5:23 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the chemical attack in Syria, which killed at least 58 people including children in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, calling it “reprehensible” and something that “cannot be ignored by the civilized world.”
April 4, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The White House said Tuesday that it was “interesting” that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice previously said she had nothing to do with the unmasking of U.S. citizens on the Trump team “and now you see more and more of her quotes.”
April 3, 2017, 9:26 PM EDT
nterior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday at the White House that ending the war on coal was important for environmental reasons, jobs and national security.
April 3, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT
President Donald Trump has decided to donate his first quarter salary to the National Park Service, the White House announced on Monday.
April 2, 2017, 11:58 PM EDT
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump is keeping his promise “to rollback regulatory overreaches” that have occurred during the Obama administration.
April 2, 2017, 9:42 PM EDT
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet last week that if he and other members of the House Freedom Caucus would “get on board” the country would have” both great health care and massive tax cuts and reform,” saying that “tweets and statement and blame don’t change the facts” - the American Health Care Act “doesn’t repeal Obamacare.”
April 2, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that there’s more of a connection between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton than there ever was with the Trump administration.
March 31, 2017, 10:52 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that he is not aware of what House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) knows in terms of who ordered the unmasking of U.S. citizens on the Trump transition team.
March 31, 2017, 7:41 PM EDT
When asked whether President Donald Trump would still cut off law enforcement funds to the city of Chicago because it’s a sanctuary city even though it could hamper police from fighting violent crime, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said sanctuary cities can’t have it both ways - refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials and still expecting to get law enforcement grants to handle a situation they created.
March 30, 2017, 9:33 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that while the media is “obsessed” with the details surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ (R-Calif.) visit to the White House last week, it is focused on finding out who leaked the names of U.S. citizens, which the intelligence community incidentally collected information on during surveillance of the Trump campaign.
March 30, 2017, 8:15 PM EDT
The White House refused to comment Thursday on whether the president was suggesting that he would oppose members of the House Freedom Caucus in the upcoming primary for opposing the Obamacare repeal and replace plan.
March 29, 2017, 4:51 PM EDT
“Opioid abuse has become a crippling problem throughout the United States,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion on opioid addiction that included recovering addicts at the White House.
March 28, 2017, 8:30 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that people on both sides of the aisle are reaching out “to both the president and key staff members to share ideas and additional ways forward” on the health care bill.
March 28, 2017, 3:59 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on energy Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, undoing “a number” of Obama administration environmental regulations.