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.

My Articles

May 22, 2019, 3:20 PM EDT
Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) on Wednesday accused acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan of allowing migrant children to die while in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
May 22, 2019, 10:37 AM EDT
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said a 14-year-old girl’s murder could have been avoided if the local police in Maryland had not ignored a deportation hold it had on the two illegal immigrant teenage boys accused of murdering her.
May 21, 2019, 2:59 PM EDT
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) grilled HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson on Tuesday about his plan to crack down on illegal immigrants who live in subsidized housing.
May 20, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson, who is now a pro-life advocate, called out President Donald Trump Monday for saying he was pro-life but made an exception when it came to rape.
May 20, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he does not support the Alabama law, because there should be exceptions for rape, incest and when the mother’s life is at risk.
May 17, 2019, 5:03 PM EDT
Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who served during the Obama administration, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that there is a “crisis” on the southern border, but he cautioned against suspending aid to Central America or closing the border.
May 17, 2019, 10:11 AM EDT
“Already this fiscal year, we have surpassed the total southern border apprehensions of every fiscal year since 2009,” CBP Chief Operating Officer John Sanders announced Wednesday at a press conference held by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to announce a bill the senator introduced to address the migrant crisis.
May 16, 2019, 9:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump presented his proposal to overhaul the immigration system in what is considered the first major overhaul of the United States’ legal admissions policy in 54 years, by abolishing the visa lottery system and prioritizing highly skilled and educated immigrants over low-skilled labor.
May 16, 2019, 12:47 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced a plan on Wednesday to deal with the immigration crisis on the border with his bill – the Secure and Protect Act of 2019.
May 15, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used his speech at the 38th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service to honor slain Newman, Calif., police officer Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was killed by an illegal alien last year, saying Singh “devoted his life to defending the laws of our country.”
May 14, 2019, 2:30 PM EDT
President Donald Trump is disputing a New York Times report that said the president is planning to send 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in response to Iran.
May 14, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT
Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation, a decision that was not ordered by President Donald Trump, the president said Tuesday.
May 14, 2019, 11:47 AM EDT
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that the United States has always been in a trade war with China.
May 13, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that he’s been consistent with his criticism of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
May 13, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow admitted to “Fox News Sunday” that both China and the United States will pay when it comes to tariffs, because China will suffer losses to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but U.S. consumers will pay more.
May 13, 2019, 11:25 AM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that on her 100th day in office when she’s elected president, if the Congress fails to send her a bill with “good” gun control ideas, she will issue an executive order saying anyone who sells more than five guns a year must perform background checks on those they sell them to.
May 10, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at fighting predatory lending practices of banks and to protect consumers from “exorbitant” credit card interest rates.
May 9, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT
When asked Thursday what it says that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the president’s son Donald Trump, Jr., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that it’s time to move on.
May 9, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was “very surprised” at the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to his son Donald Trump, Jr., over the Mueller investigation, especially considering the number of hours his son testified and that the Mueller report “exonerated” him.
May 8, 2019, 3:45 PM EDT
House Democrats have already filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) pointed out Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing where Democrats considered holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt for not releasing the full, unredacted Mueller report plus related documentation.