Melanie has been with 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, 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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July 19, 2019, 2:47 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he is working to free rapper A$AP Rocky, who is being detained in Sweden while authorities there complete their investigation into an alleged assault that took place in June.
July 19, 2019, 1:58 PM EDT
Without referring to her by name, President Donald Trump said Friday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia 23 years ago, is “lucky” to be a congresswoman and that he his “unhappy that a congresswoman can hate our country.”
July 19, 2019, 10:47 AM EDT
Congress’s unwillingness to provide additional funding for beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain illegal immigrants has contributed to the overcrowded conditions at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Thursday during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children.
July 18, 2019, 2:50 PM EDT
As previously reported, the Trump administration’s new asylum rule requires aliens to apply for asylum in at least one country they pass through on the way to the U.S. and be denied before they can apply for asylum in the U.S. If they do not, they will be deemed ineligible for asylum in the U.S.
July 18, 2019, 1:18 PM EDT
In a vote of 231 to 199, mostly along party lines, the House on Thursday passed a bill that mandates raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
July 17, 2019, 3:13 PM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, used his opening testimony Tuesday at a hearing on Google and censorship of its search engine results to call for re-examination of the special subsidy that they receive.
July 17, 2019, 2:29 PM EDT
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) used her opening statement at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Tuesday on Google and censorship through search engines to condemn the focus of the hearing, claiming that “claims of anti-conservative bias in the tech industry are baseless.”
July 16, 2019, 8:38 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Tuesday that the political rhetoric in Washington has become “way, way overheated all across the political spectrum.”
July 16, 2019, 1:54 PM EDT
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that the reason why Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities are overcrowded is because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities are overcrowded.
July 16, 2019, 12:53 PM EDT
The new asylum restrictions requiring immigrants to seek asylum in a country they pass through on their way to the U.S. is “anchored in and dripping with xenophobia,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Democratic Caucus, said Tuesday.
July 15, 2019, 7:27 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used a Made in America showcase event on Monday to again call on a number of freshman female congresswomen to leave the United States if they’re not happy here, and come back if they want.
July 15, 2019, 12:15 PM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Vice President Joe Biden “absolutely” has to answer for the Obama administration deporting far more illegal aliens a year than the Trump administration.
July 15, 2019, 10:22 AM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that President Donald Trump is trying to “make America hate again” with his rhetoric.
July 12, 2019, 6:01 PM EDT
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) asked lawmakers Friday not to refer to illegal immigrants as “illegal,” because the term is “derogatory” and “it dehumanizes people.”
July 12, 2019, 1:37 PM EDT
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) used his opening testimony as a minority witness at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing Friday on the separation policy at the border to defend the Border Patrol amid allegations of neglect and abuse of migrants at CBP detention facilities.
July 11, 2019, 9:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is not planning to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
July 11, 2019, 3:06 PM EDT
During Wednesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the border crisis, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), ranking member of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, took issue with the title of the hearing and the Democrats’ use of an Obama-era photo of kids behind chain link barriers to promote the hearing.
July 11, 2019, 10:59 AM EDT
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli acknowledged Wednesday that the number of apprehensions at the border in June fell 28 percent compared to May, but he said that’s still the third highest month of apprehensions in years.
July 10, 2019, 2:09 PM EDT
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July 10, 2019, 12:56 PM EDT
(Screenshot) ( – Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) reacted to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggesting she’d be open to eliminating the Department of Homeland Security, saying, “I just don’t how extreme you can keep going.”