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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May 30, 2019, 10:16 AM EDT
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani disputed the notion Wednesday that a prosecutor exonerates people.Giuliani: Prosecutors Don’t Exonerate; If Not Enough Evidence to Bring a Charge, Case Is Over
May 29, 2019, 1:41 PM EDT
Democrats seized on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement Wednesday with one thing on their mind – impeachment.
May 29, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT
Because of the Justice Department’s “longstanding policy,” that it is unconstitutional for a president to be charged with a federal crime while in office, the special counsel’s office did not make a determination as to whether or not President Donald Trump committed a crime, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday.
May 28, 2019, 2:13 PM EDT
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that if the illegal border crossings continue at this pace, there will be 800,000 illegals crossing the border in one year.
May 28, 2019, 11:36 AM EDT
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page talking about stopping President Donald Trump could amount to treason.
May 28, 2019, 10:09 AM EDT
Rep. Liz Cheney (D-Wyo.), chair of the Republican Conference, told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that the Pentagon’s proposal to send 1,500 U.S. troops to the Middle East to counter Iran is “the right move.”
May 24, 2019, 4:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump defended himself Friday from the accusations that he personally attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.),saying that Pelosi made “horrible statements” about him first that she knows are not true.
May 24, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Thursday directing agencies to enforce a previously unenforced Clinton-era law that requires sponsors of immigrants to pay the government back for the welfare benefits those immigrants use.
May 23, 2019, 4:54 PM EDT
The number of illegal border crossers and migrants presenting themselves at ports of entry on the southwest border but deemed “inadmissible” reached 103,000 in March and 109,000 in April - “the highest monthly levels in more than a decade,” acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told Congress Thursday.
May 23, 2019, 2:04 PM EDT
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told Congress Thursday that while not every child in custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has access to a pediatrician, he has directed that all children in CBP custody to be screened by a “certified medical professional.”
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.”