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. Ms. Hunter 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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January 5, 2016, 12:39 PM EST
President Barack Obama (AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) – With tears running down his face, President Barack Obama made an emotional argument for more gun control laws Tuesday, ticking off a list of recent mass shootings, including the 2012 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children
January 4, 2016, 3:24 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that he would not be surprised if those who are opposed to President Barack Obama using his executive authority to enact gun control legislation without congressional approval try to tie it up in court for the remaining 12 months of Obama’s presidency.
January 4, 2016, 11:50 AM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama’s decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is “another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies.”
December 22, 2015, 12:27 PM EST
At a town hall meeting in New London, N.H., on Monday, GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told supporters that the school systems that closed recently due to threats of violence did so because they don’t trust the federal government to protect them – something he said did not happen when George W. Bush was president.
December 21, 2015, 12:58 PM EST
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said the U.S. government has used the wrong “algorithms” to search through intelligence metadata, and that intelligence failure has led to the U.S. not picking up on terrorist plots like the Boston Marathon bombing and the San Bernardino shooting massacre.
December 21, 2015, 11:52 AM EST
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Monday on NBC’s “Today Show” that the Miss Universe Pageant should make both Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines “co-winners” after Miss Colombia was at first mistakenly announced as the winner when she was actually the runner-up.
December 18, 2015, 11:21 AM EST
A State Department official told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that the U.S. does not prioritize Christian Syrian refugees just because of their religion.
December 16, 2015, 11:56 AM EST
At the GOP undercard presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) addressed American Muslims, saying they are not the enemy and neither is their religion.
December 15, 2015, 11:55 AM EST
James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has done worst things to Arabs than anyone else.
December 14, 2015, 6:35 PM EST
In a speech at the Pentagon on Monday, President Barack Obama said the U.S. military is hitting the Islamic State “harder than ever,” with nearly 9,000 airstrikes as of today, and in November, the military “dropped more bombs on ISIL targets than any other month” since U.S. military operations began.
December 14, 2015, 3:22 PM EST
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper” on Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said he has “many friends that are Muslims” who are happy that he is addressing the problem of radicalism.
December 11, 2015, 3:41 PM EST
A U.S. Border Patrol official told the Senate Homeland Security Committee at hearing Wednesday on the visa waiver program that only “some” of the terrorists who launched attacks in Paris last month would have been stopped before entering the United States.
December 11, 2015, 2:06 PM EST
Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley visited a mosque in Sterling, Va., on Friday to express his solidarity with the Muslim community following remarks by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called for Muslims to be temporarily barred from entering the United States.
December 11, 2015, 12:07 PM EST
In a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned that the Obama administration’s efforts to be the “speech police” for the Muslim community is producing a “chilling effect” on citizens’ willingness to report suspicious activity that could be tied to terrorism for fear they will be accused of racial profiling.  
December 10, 2015, 12:36 PM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he didn’t know yet whether the marriage between Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who both killed 14 people in a shooting massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., last week, was arranged by a terrorist group or operative.
December 10, 2015, 11:10 AM EST
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey defended the FBI’s handling of the San Bernardino shooters’ apartment following the Dec. 2 shooting that claimed the lives of 14 people and injured almost two dozen others. 
December 9, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that one of two terrorists who tried to kill people outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, in May sent 109 messages to a terrorist overseas the day of the attack, and the FBI has no idea what was said, because those messages were encrypted.
December 9, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his agency is notified anytime someone on the terrorist watch list tries to buy a gun, which contradicts President Barack Obama’s recent assertion that authorities can’t stop someone on the no-fly list from buying a gun.
December 7, 2015, 3:56 PM EST
The expiration of the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program was not “an enormous factor” impacting the investigation into the San Bernardino mass shooting last week, because what bulk data collection did was make the process “more efficient,” Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
December 7, 2015, 11:58 AM EST
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Tuesday Congress will vote on a bill to tighten restrictions on the visa waiver program, pointing out that the Paris attackers had French or European passports and would not have had to get a visa before coming to the U.S.