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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July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Nearly a month after he left office, with controversy still swirling around him, former President Bill Clinton finds that his public approval ratings are dropping and that his lucrative lecture circuit is drawing more and more protests. His anticipated speech to the world's second-largest software company next week is being met with opposition from some stockholders. Oracle AppsWorld has invited the former president to speak at its conference in New Orleans Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore, in his final address to the nation, conceded his bid for presidency to President-elect George W. Bush. Gore called Bush in the few minutes before his address to congratulate him. "And I promised him that I wouldn't call him back this time," said Gore.Gore made reference to Senator Steven Douglass' remarks to Abraham Lincoln, who had defeated him for president, saying, "Partisan feeling must yield to patriotism".
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform sent a letter Thursday to Roger Clinton, former President Clinton's half brother, demanding information on his role in seeking pardons and prison commutations from the former president."During the Clinton Administration, have you worked on behalf of any individual who was seeking a pardon or commutation from President Clinton?" the letter said.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House and Senate Democrats and Republicans Tuesday reached a deal for an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut. The deal would mean taxes would be cut by $1.25 trillion between 2002 and 2011, as well as a $100 billion tax cut to stimulate the economy that would be effective this year, but would cover 2001 and 2002. The tax cut would be $350 billion less than President Bush originally hoped for. The House approved his $1.6 trillion plan while the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion tax cut.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush Friday named his choices for budget director and EPA administrator, but says he's taking his time to find the right person for defense secretary. Bush chose Eli Lilly executive Mitch Daniels to serve as his administration's budget director. "Mitch Daniels is a successful businessman who has an extraordinary amount of experience working within the federal government," said Bush. "[He] will help ensure that our federal government maintains fiscal discipline."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform sent a letter Thursday to Roger Clinton, former President Clinton's half brother, demanding information on his role in seeking pardons and prison commutations from the former president."During the Clinton Administration, have you worked on behalf of any individual who was seeking a pardon or commutation from President Clinton?" the letter said.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A three-month study of how the major news networks have covered the global warming issue shows a bias sharply tilting in favor of the restrictive Kyoto Protocols on the environment. A report by the Washington, D.C.-based Media Research Center, which analyzed coverage of the issue on five national broadcast and cable news networks from January 20 through April 22, shows that of the 51 news stories relating to the theory of global warming, there were seven references to skeptics.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss) unveiled Friday a plan for sharing power between both parties in the Senate, in which there will be a 50/50 split for all Senate committees until after Inauguration Day when Vice-President Elect Dick Cheney would be able to cast any tie-breaking vote. "We have to find a way to allow the Senate to go forward and act...we don't want a prescription for gridlock. We cannot allow that. We have to extend a hand of friendship to our colleagues and try to find a way to get the substantive issues to the Senate," said Lott.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During a presidential retreat at Camp David Friday, President George W. Bush, after his first meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said he is confident that the two have formed a strong alliance. "This is a chance for me to tell the prime minister how dedicated my administration will be to an alliance that has made a huge difference in the world. An alliance that I firmly believe will make a difference in the years to come," said Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A three-month study of how the major news networks have covered the global warming issue shows a bias sharply tilting in favor of the restrictive Kyoto Protocols on the environment. A report by the Washington, D.C.-based Media Research Center, which analyzed coverage of the issue on five national broadcast and cable news networks from January 20 through April 22, shows that of the 51 news stories relating to the theory of global warming, there were seven references to skeptics.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate voted Friday to approve a plan for sharing power between both parties in the Senate, in which there will be a 50/50 split for all Senate committees until after Inauguration Day when Vice-President Elect Dick Cheney would be able to cast any tie-breaking vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - David Kendall, attorney for former President Bill Clinton, struck a compromise Tuesday with the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee to turn in all requested Clinton Presidential Foundation documents in connection with the Marc Rich pardon.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush Wednesday unveiled 11 federal judge nominations, urging the Senate to "rise above the bitterness of the past" and fairly evaluate and promptly vote on every nominee. Former President Clinton previously nominated two nominees - Barrington Parker, Jr. and Roger Gregory. Gregory, a Democrat, is the first black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. He was made a recess appointment by Clinton last December after the Senate confirms him.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With liberal opposition growing against the nomination of former Senator John Ashcroft to be attorney general for the Bush administration, over a hundred grassroots groups are applauding him. The coalition includes groups from across the United States focused on a wide range of issues, including military readiness, pro-life issues, tax reform, family and social issues, constitutional and civil liberties and victim's rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - David Kendall, attorney for former President Bill Clinton, struck a compromise Tuesday with Dan Burton, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee to turn in all requested Clinton Presidential Foundation documents in connection with the Marc Rich pardon.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Attorney General John Ashcroft's religious faith is the subject of a front-page story in Monday's Washington Post. His daily Bible study sessions, held at the Justice Department, have offended "some who do not share Ashcroft's Pentecostal Christian beliefs," the newspaper reported. One unnamed Justice attorney told the paper that Ashcroft's daily prayer meeting - which employees are welcome but not required to attend - "strikes me and a lot of others as offensive, disrespectful and unconstitutional."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With liberal opposition growing against the nomination of former Senator John Ashcroft to be attorney general for the Bush administration, over a hundred grassroots groups are applauding him. The coalition includes groups from across the United States focused on a wide range of issues, including military readiness, pro-life issues, tax reform, family and social issues, constitutional and civil liberties and victim's rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fugitive financier Marc Rich will not testify before the House Government Reform Committee, his attorney, Laurence A. Urgenson said Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a vote of 62 to 38, the Senate Wednesday approved the $1.35 trillion 11-year bipartisan tax cut plan, with Republican Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont, possible defector to the Democratic Party, voting for it. 12 Democrats joined all 50 Republicans in support of the bill."Today's Senate vote to reduce the tax burden for every taxpayer is a victory for all Americans," said Senate Republican Conference Chairman Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush, speaking at a send-off rally in Midland, Texas Wednesday, just three days before his inauguration in Washington, said the city held great memories for him and his family. "It seems improbable now, but in that little house on Ohio Street, right down the road from here, it was hard to envision the future of two presidents and a governor of Florida," Bush said.