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 29, 2019, 12:06 PM EDT
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused President Donald Trump of having “a hate agenda” after the president criticized Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for doing “so little for the people of Baltimore” and calling the city a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and that no one would want to live there.
July 29, 2019, 10:28 AM EDT
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday” that if President Donald Trump could pass spending bills, the federal budget would be on the path to being balanced and the deficit would be down.
July 26, 2019, 12:49 PM EDT
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, used his opening statement to condemn the Democrats for holding hearings on the border crisis but not putting any bills forward that will address it.
July 25, 2019, 4:33 PM EDT
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on Thursday that she first heard about the “highly offensive and absolutely unacceptable posts” on a Border Patrol Facebook group that she was a member of on July 1 when it was first reported by the media.
July 24, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT
Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the House Intelligence Committee at Wednesday’s hearing on the Russia investigation findings that neither former FBI agent Peter Strozk nor anyone else who worked on the investigation told Mueller that the FBI still had no case for collusion 10 months into the investigation.
July 24, 2019, 2:10 PM EDT
When asked which U.S. president appointed him to be U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Special Counsel Robert Mueller incorrectly stated “President Bush.”
July 24, 2019, 11:16 AM EDT
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Wednesday that if someone knows he’s innocent of conspiring with Russia to interfere with the election and that people at the Justice Department hate him, that person is not obstructing justice, he’s pursuing justice, and the fact that Mueller dragged out the Russia investigation for two years shows Mueller was perpetuating injustice.
July 23, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT
You won’t see the “fake news” reporting on the movement of young conservatives like those gathered at the Turning Point USA’s Teen Action Summit, President Donald Trump said Tuesday in a speech to the group in the nation’s capital.
July 23, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is extending the national emergency declaration with respect to transnational criminal organizations, which went into effect in 2011.
July 22, 2019, 7:39 PM EDT
The four congresswomen who make up the so-called “Squad” are “very bad for our country” and the Democrat Party, President Donald Trump said Monday during a White House visit with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
July 22, 2019, 2:54 PM EDT
Democrats use the word ‘racist’ to silence people they disagree with and to suppress speech they don’t want to hear, Senior White House Policy Adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday.
July 22, 2019, 2:25 PM EDT
President Donald Trump is worse than a racist, because he’s using race to divide the country against itself, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
July 22, 2019, 10:37 AM EDT
The media wants to make the feud between President Donald Trump and four Democratic congresswomen known as “the squad” about race, instead of focusing on their policies which are dangerous for the country, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
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 CNSNews.com 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.”