Melanie Hunter Articles http://www.cnsnews.com/source/72578/feed en UN Secretary General to Visit Vatican to Discuss Climate Change http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/un-secretary-general-visit-vatican-discuss-climate-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/un-secretary-general-visit-vatican-discuss-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon climate change encyclical on the environment National Press Club United Nations Vatican National Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:34:57 +0000 melanie 911084 at http://www.cnsnews.com MSNBC Reporter Asks Marco Rubio to Demonstrate That He Can ‘Spit Rap Lyrics’ http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/msnbc-reporter-asks-marco-rubio-demonstrate-he-can-spit-rap-lyrics <p>In an interview with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a reporter on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” asked Rubio to demonstrate his lyrical skills.</p> <p>“I read in the Washington Post that your staff in 2010 was very impressed that you could spit rap lyrics. I was hoping that we could get a demonstration,” the reporter said.</p> <p>[video:1]</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Rubio AP.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=25500">Rubio AP.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/msnbc-reporter-asks-marco-rubio-demonstrate-he-can-spit-rap-lyrics">MSNBC Reporter Asks Marco Rubio to Demonstrate That He Can &#039;Spit Rap Lyrics&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/msnbc-reporter-asks-marco-rubio-demonstrate-he-can-spit-rap-lyrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Marco Rubio morning joe MSNBC Nicki Minaj Pitbull Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:44:12 +0000 melanie 910186 at http://www.cnsnews.com Bill: Killing Unborn Could Bring Murder Charge--Unless Mom or Medical Pro Does It http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/bill-killing-unborn-could-bring-murder-charge-unless-mom-or-medical-pro <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/michelle-wilkins" title="Michelle Wilkins"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Michelle%20Wilkins.jpg" width="220" height="124" title="Michelle Wilkins" alt="Michelle Wilkins" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Michelle Wilkins (AP Photo/Michelle Wilkins/Facebook)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) – Republican lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill that would allow someone to be charged with murder for killing an unborn child, prompted by the attack on a pregnant woman w</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/bill-killing-unborn-could-bring-murder-charge-unless-mom-or-medical-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colorado Michelle Wilkins murder unborn baby Culture Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:07:45 +0000 melanie 910176 at http://www.cnsnews.com Labor Dept. Pledges $13 Million to Promote Employment for Youth--in El Salvador, Honduras http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/labor-dept-pledges-13-million-promote-employment-youth-el-salvador <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/labor-dept-pledges-13-million-promote-employment-youth-el-salvador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> El Salvador grant Honduras Labor Department youth employment National Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:59:20 +0000 melanie 909661 at http://www.cnsnews.com Rand Paul: ‘Sexist’ to Say Hillary Clinton Shouldn't Be Treated as Aggressively as a Man http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/rand-paul-sexist-say-hillary-clinton-shouldnt-be-treated-aggressively <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rand-paul-sexist-say-hillary-clinton-shouldnt-be-treated-aggressively-man">Rand Paul: &#039;Sexist&#039; to Say Hillary Clinton Shouldn&#039;t Be Treated as &#039;Aggressively&#039; as a Man</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rand-paul-25" title="Rand Paul"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rand-paul_2.jpg" width="220" height="119" title="Rand Paul" alt="Rand Paul" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (AP File Photo)</p></div></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/rand-paul-sexist-say-hillary-clinton-shouldnt-be-treated-aggressively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CNN Hillary Clinton Rand Paul state of the union National Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:13:33 +0000 melanie 909167 at http://www.cnsnews.com Rand Paul: '...If You Want to Marry Another Woman, That You Can Do That and Have a Contract' http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/rand-paul-if-you-want-marry-another-woman-you-can-do-and-have-contract <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rand-paul-what-you-do-your-home-your-own-business">Rand Paul: &#039;What You Do in Your Home Is Your Own Business&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/gop-2016-rand-paul-0" title="GOP 2016 Rand Paul"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/d295bc4ec6754176abefaf359f788052.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="GOP 2016 Rand Paul" alt="GOP 2016 Rand Paul" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)</p></div> <p>(CNSNews.com) – Sen.</p><p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/rand-paul-if-you-want-marry-another-woman-you-can-do-and-have-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CNN Dana Bash gay marriage Rand Paul state of the union National Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:35:16 +0000 melanie 909155 at http://www.cnsnews.com $133,920 Federal Study Examines LGBT Families http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/133920-federal-study-examines-lgbt-families <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/133920-federal-study-examines-lgbt-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> households LGBT nih parents Culture Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:46:40 +0000 melanie 905550 at http://www.cnsnews.com $199,080 NIH Grant for ‘Peer Advocates’ for Rural LGBT People http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/199080-nih-grant-peer-advocates-rural-lgbt-people <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/199080-nih-grant-peer-advocates-rural-lgbt-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LGBT New Mexico nih Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation peer advocate rural Culture Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:38:54 +0000 melanie 905389 at http://www.cnsnews.com Nebraska State Senator on Saying He’d Shoot a Cop If He Weren’t Nonviolent: ‘I Meant What I Said’ http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/nebraska-state-senator-saying-he-d-shoot-cop-if-he-weren-t-nonviolent-i-meant <p>Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers refused to apologize last week for controversial comments he made comparing the police to ISIS and suggesting he would shoot a cop if he had a gun and weren’t nonviolent.</p> <p>“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant,” Chambers <a href="http://watchdog.org/208619/ernie-chambers-4/">said</a> in reaction to calls for him to apologize or resign.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/Ernie Chambers.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=92013">Ernie Chambers.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/nebraska-state-senator-saying-hed-shoot-cop-i-meant-what-i-said">Nebraska State Senator on Saying He&#039;d Shoot a Cop: I Meant What I Said</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/nebraska-state-senator-saying-he-d-shoot-cop-if-he-weren-t-nonviolent-i-meant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Ernie Chambers ISIS Nebraska Senate Nebraska Watchdog police Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:18:07 +0000 melanie 904975 at http://www.cnsnews.com NASCAR: ‘Disappointed’ by Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/nascar-disappointed-indiana-s-religious-freedom-law <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/nascar-phoenix-auto-racing-27" title="NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/af97fe239fa44d12aa179aaa101df13d.jpg" width="220" height="270" title="NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing" alt="NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Kevin Harvick (4) takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)</p></div></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/nascar-disappointed-indiana-s-religious-freedom-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indiana Mike Pence NASCAR Religious Freedom Restoration Act National Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:39:24 +0000 melanie 904952 at http://www.cnsnews.com 4-Year-Old Goes to Extremes to Get a Slushie http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/4-year-old-goes-extremes-get-slushie <p>A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia got on a public bus by herself at 3 a.m. on Friday in search of her favorite treat - a slushie.</p> <p>Surveillance video shows Annabelle boarding the bus and sitting down by herself. She told bus riders that she wanted to get a slushie.</p> <p>[video:1]</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/slushie.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=135681">slushie.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/4-year-old-goes-extremes-get-slushie">4-Year-Old Goes to Extremes to Get a Slushie</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/4-year-old-goes-extremes-get-slushie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4-year-old Blog bus Philadelphia slushy Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:22:20 +0000 melanie 904459 at http://www.cnsnews.com Fox News’ Eric Bolling to Rapper Azealia Banks: ‘Be a Role Model, Not a Hate-Filled Agitator’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/fox-news-eric-bolling-rapper-azealia-banks-be-role-model-not-hate-filled <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/fox-news-eric-bolling-rapper-azealia-banks-be-role-model-not-hate-filled-agitator">Fox News&#039; Eric Bolling to Rapper Azealia Banks: &#039;Be a Role Model, Not a Hate-Filled Agitator&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-dfbc57a3-6c8e-d324-955e-a3764fca1ea0"> </p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/fox-news-eric-bolling-rapper-azealia-banks-be-role-model-not-hate-filled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azealia Banks Cashin' In Eric Bolling Fox News Entertainment Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:24:30 +0000 melanie 904245 at http://www.cnsnews.com Afghan President: ‘Afghanistan Will Be the Graveyard of Al Qaeda’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/afghan-president-afghanistan-will-be-graveyard-al-qaeda <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/afghan-president-afghanistan-will-be-graveyard-al-qaeda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan al Qaeda Ashraf Ghani Congress International Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:02:29 +0000 melanie 902412 at http://www.cnsnews.com Country Star Sara Evans: Fox’s ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Too ‘Disgusting’ for Children http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/country-star-sara-evans-fox-s-last-man-earth-too-disgusting-children <p id="docs-internal-guid-9b57a4f0-4ca1-71be-908b-dc3a24011c81" dir="ltr">When country music star Sara Evans sat down to watch the new Fox comedy “The Last Man on Earth” with her teenage children, she thought she’d found something funny she and her children could start watching, but she was “so wrong.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/730ee86a6ed5466eab9a47c7e5e4b303.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=60008">730ee86a6ed5466eab9a47c7e5e4b303.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/country-star-sara-evans-fox-s-last-man-earth-too-disgusting-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Fox Sara Evans The Last Man on Earth Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:34:28 +0000 melanie 901928 at http://www.cnsnews.com Bob Jones: Gay Stoning Comments Made 35 Years Ago ‘Antithetical to My Theology’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/bob-jones-gay-stoning-comments-made-35-years-ago-antithetical-my <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/bob-jones-gay-stoning-comments-made-35-years-ago-antithetical-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bob Jones gays stoning Culture Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:18:36 +0000 melanie 901548 at http://www.cnsnews.com ‘Scandal' Star Equates Gay Marriage Movement to Fight for Interracial Marriage http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/scandal-star-equates-gay-marriage-movement-fight-interracial-marriage <p>In a speech at GLAAD’s Media Awards on Saturday, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington compared the gay marriage movement to the fight for black people to be able to marry outside their race.</p> <p>Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres presented the Vanguard award to Washington.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/13fa9053b4e8431f98a34123516cbe6d.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=25755">13fa9053b4e8431f98a34123516cbe6d.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/scandal-star-equates-gay-marriage-movement-fight-interracial-marriage">&#039;Scandal&#039; Star Equates Gay Marriage Movement to Fight for Interracial Marriage</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/scandal-star-equates-gay-marriage-movement-fight-interracial-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog gay marriage GLAAD Kerry Washington scandal Vanguard award Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:17:21 +0000 melanie 901482 at http://www.cnsnews.com Ted Cruz Calls for Abolishing the IRS http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/ted-cruz-calls-abolishing-irs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/ted-cruz-announces-white-house-run-time-reclaim-constitution">Ted Cruz Announces White House Run: &#039;Time to Reclaim the Constitution&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/gop-2016-cruz-3" title="GOP 2016 Cruz"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/920e94f4cfdd4bfa98b645e479d25df0.jpg" width="220" height="147" title="GOP 2016 Cruz" alt="GOP 2016 Cruz" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waves as he arrives at Liberty University. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)</p></div></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/ted-cruz-calls-abolishing-irs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> candidacy Liberty University Ted Cruz Washington Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:24:58 +0000 melanie 901418 at http://www.cnsnews.com School Apologizes for Reciting Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/school-apologizes-reciting-pledge-allegiance-arabic <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/school-apologizes-reciting-pledge-allegiance-arabic">School Apologizes for Reciting Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/flag" title="flag"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/american_flag_flickr_user_uhura1701-630x472_0.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="flag" alt="flag" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">American flag (AP)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) - <a href="http://www.pinebushschools.org/pages/Pine_Bush_CSD">Pine Bush Central High School</a> in Pine Bush, N.Y., is apologizing after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on Wednesday morning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/school-apologizes-reciting-pledge-allegiance-arabic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arabic Pine Bush Central High School Pledge of Allegiance Culture Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:38:03 +0000 melanie 900606 at http://www.cnsnews.com $47,676 Federal Grant to Study Incarcerated Drug Users in Russia http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/47676-federal-grant-study-incarcerated-drug-users-russia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/47676-federal-grant-study-incarcerated-drug-users-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> injection drug users nih Russia Culture Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:53:27 +0000 melanie 900249 at http://www.cnsnews.com ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Wishes ‘Every Black Person in America’ Votes Republican for One Election http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/espn-s-stephen-smith-wishes-every-black-person-america-votes-republican <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/espns-stephen-smith-wishes-every-black-person-america-votes-republican-one-election">ESPN&#039;s Stephen A. Smith Wishes &#039;Every Black Person in America&#039; Votes Republican for One Election</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/stephen-smith-0" title="Stephen A. Smith"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Stephen%20A%20Smith.png" width="220" height="155" title="Stephen A. Smith" alt="Stephen A. Smith" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Stephen A. Smith, host of ESPN&#039;s &quot;First Take&quot; (AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, ESPN host Stephen A.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/espn-s-stephen-smith-wishes-every-black-person-america-votes-republican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> blacks ESPN Republicans Stephen A. Smith Culture Sports Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:47:42 +0000 melanie 900076 at http://www.cnsnews.com Photo of Baby Wrapped in U.S. Flag Sparks Outrage http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/photo-baby-wrapped-us-flag-sparks-outrage <p>A Virginia photographer, who is also a Navy veteran, has sparked outrage from some and praise from others for a photo that she took of military father Rodney Clevenger holding his newborn son wrapped up in an American flag, according to <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/12/is-photo-baby-in-flag-patriotic-or-disgraceful/">Fox News</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/images/flag baby.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=83380">flag baby.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunter/photo-baby-wrapped-us-flag-sparks-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> baby Blog flag Fox News photo Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:55:16 +0000 melanie 899592 at http://www.cnsnews.com Afghan First Lady: ‘Afghanistan Is Starting to Be a Good Place for a Woman to Be’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/afghan-first-lady-afghanistan-starting-be-good-place-woman-be <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/afghanistans-first-lady-afghanistan-starting-be-good-place-woman-be">Afghanistan&#039;s First Lady: Afghanistan Is Starting to Be a Good Place for a Woman to Be&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rula-ghani" title="Rula Ghani"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rula%20ghani.jpg" width="220" height="166" title="Rula Ghani" alt="Rula Ghani" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and first lady Rula Ghani (AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) – Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, told “Fox News Sunday” that conditions in Afghanistan are starting to improve for women almost 14 years after the end of T</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/afghan-first-lady-afghanistan-starting-be-good-place-woman-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Fox News Sunday Rula Ghani women International Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:36:38 +0000 melanie 898825 at http://www.cnsnews.com Sen. Rand Paul: ‘You Can Be a Minority Because You’re an Evangelical Christian’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/sen-rand-paul-you-can-be-minority-because-you-re-evangelical-christian <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/sen-rand-paul-you-can-be-minority-because-youre-evangelical-christian">Sen. Rand Paul: &#039;You Can Be a Minority Because You&#039;re an Evangelical Christian&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rand-paul-28" title="Rand Paul"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Rand%20Paul_0.jpg" width="220" height="148" title="Rand Paul" alt="Rand Paul" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">The Congressional Black Caucus has leveled a race-based attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over his opposition to Loretta Lynch&#039;s confirmation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., on Friday, Sen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/sen-rand-paul-you-can-be-minority-because-you-re-evangelical-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bowie State University Evangelical Christian Rand Paul National Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:23:35 +0000 melanie 898679 at http://www.cnsnews.com Treasury Official: IRS Imposters Conned $15.5 Million From Taxpayers http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/treasury-official-irs-imposters-conned-155-million-taxpayers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/treasury-official-irs-imposters-conned-155-million-taxpayers">Treasury Official: IRS Imposters Conned $15.5 Million From Taxpayers</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/money-bills" title="Money, Bills"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Money.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="Money, Bills" alt="Money, Bills" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">(AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) – IRS phone imposters swindled 3,052 taxpayers out of $15.5 million as of March 9, an average of $5,000 per victim, a top Treasury official told Congress Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/treasury-official-irs-imposters-conned-155-million-taxpayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRS imposters Senate Finance Committee TIGTA National Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:18:27 +0000 melanie 897923 at http://www.cnsnews.com Oregon DOJ Official: IRS Imposter Scam Cost Oregonians More Than $75,000 in 2014 http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/oregon-doj-official-irs-imposter-scam-cost-oregonians-more-75000-2014 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Melanie Hunter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/oregon-doj-official-irs-imposter-scam-cost-oregonians-more-75000-2014">Oregon DOJ Official: IRS Imposter Scam Cost Oregonians More Than $75,000 in 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/oregon-doj-official-irs-imposter-scam-cost-oregonians-more-75000-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRS imposter Oregon Senate Finance Committee National Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:38:26 +0000 melanie 897390 at http://www.cnsnews.com