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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October 10, 2018, 9:36 AM EDT
While there are “numerous people” being considered to replace outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his daughter, Ivanka, would be a “good choice” and he’s “not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”
October 9, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday criticized Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in as a “political rally” staged by the president, to which President Donald Trump said, “I guess that’s why she lost.”
October 9, 2018, 12:23 PM EDT
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that she is resigning from her post, effective at the end of the year, saying she believes in term limits and giving someone else a chance to do the job.
October 8, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats, using the Democrats’ lawyers, and now they want to impeach him,” President Donald Trump said Monday.
October 8, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT
Liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Fox News on Monday that it would be “absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical” for Democrats to try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, considering they were against former President Bill Clinton being impeached for “lying about his sex life.”
October 8, 2018, 3:07 PM EDT
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that liberal activists harassing GOP officials in restaurants is justified, “because when you look at white supremacists and all of that, this is what is coming forth in our country.”
October 8, 2018, 2:06 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for reports that he discussed secretly taping the president and called for his removal as president.
October 5, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT
As the Senate is poised to vote on Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of sexual assault allegations that have been investigated and cleared by the FBI, Senate Republican candidate for Virginia Corey Stewart is calling out members of Congress for failing to release the names of congressmen who are accused of sexual harassment.
October 5, 2018, 4:23 PM EDT
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Friday that she will be voting for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, putting him on track to official confirmation in Saturday’s vote.
October 4, 2018, 9:29 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Thursday that the FBI report on the investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “did not corroborate any of the allegations.”
October 4, 2018, 3:44 PM EDT
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) complained Thursday of the media bias he observed in coverage of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
October 4, 2018, 12:05 PM EDT
The Minneapolis Police Department is referring the investigation into domestic violence claims against Rep. Keith Ellison, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, to another jurisdiction, citing a potential conflict of interest given that Ellison’s son is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, the Minneapolis Tribune Star reported.
October 3, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday denied that there was a disconnect in President Donald Trump expressing concern that men who are accused of sexual assault will be presumed guilty without due process and when he spoke out against the Central Park Five - a group of black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a jogger in 1989.
October 2, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT
While fielding questions about the investigation into sexual assault allegations lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said he didn’t think the judge lied about his drinking during the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the president who admittedly doesn’t drink alcohol speculated about “what a mess” he’d be if he did.
October 2, 2018, 3:32 PM EDT
President Donald Trump pointed out Monday the hypocrisy of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Colo.) questioning the “honesty” and “integrity” of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when Blumenthal lied about serving in the Vietnam War.
October 2, 2018, 11:01 AM EDT
During a White House Rose Garden press conference announcing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade, President Donald Trump said there were “bad reports” on everyone who attended the event, but one person that it would be shocking to hear a bad report about is Vice President Mike Pence.
October 1, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT
During an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed that she was a victim of sexual assault.
October 1, 2018, 3:05 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the previous FBI investigations would have revealed whether Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh was a “stumbling bumbling drunk gang rapist” in high school and “Bill Cosby.”
October 1, 2018, 2:08 PM EDT
During a White House Rose Garden press conference announcing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade agreement, President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants the FBI to do what it has to do get to the truth about the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
September 28, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT
The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump has ordered a one-week FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.