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.

My Articles

May 14, 2019, 2:30 PM EDT
President Donald Trump is disputing a New York Times report that said the president is planning to send 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in response to Iran.
May 14, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT
Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation, a decision that was not ordered by President Donald Trump, the president said Tuesday.
May 14, 2019, 11:47 AM EDT
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that the United States has always been in a trade war with China.
May 13, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that he’s been consistent with his criticism of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
May 13, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow admitted to “Fox News Sunday” that both China and the United States will pay when it comes to tariffs, because China will suffer losses to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but U.S. consumers will pay more.
May 13, 2019, 11:25 AM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that on her 100th day in office when she’s elected president, if the Congress fails to send her a bill with “good” gun control ideas, she will issue an executive order saying anyone who sells more than five guns a year must perform background checks on those they sell them to.
May 10, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at fighting predatory lending practices of banks and to protect consumers from “exorbitant” credit card interest rates.
May 9, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT
When asked Thursday what it says that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the president’s son Donald Trump, Jr., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that it’s time to move on.
May 9, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was “very surprised” at the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to his son Donald Trump, Jr., over the Mueller investigation, especially considering the number of hours his son testified and that the Mueller report “exonerated” him.
May 8, 2019, 3:45 PM EDT
House Democrats have already filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) pointed out Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing where Democrats considered holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt for not releasing the full, unredacted Mueller report plus related documentation.
May 8, 2019, 12:40 PM EDT
There are currently 850 domestic terrorism investigations under way in the United States, a top FBI official told Congress on Wednesday.
May 7, 2019, 7:18 PM EDT
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress Tuesday that besides Russia, the U.S. should also be worried about China, Iran, and North Korea.
May 7, 2019, 10:46 AM EDT
First it was marijuana. Now, voters in Denver, Colo., are deciding Tuesday whether to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
May 6, 2019, 2:53 PM EDT
A poll by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee asking whether people would prefer more Supreme Court justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Brett Kavanaugh seems to have backfired.
May 6, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump is “totally dazzled” by Russian President Vladimir Putin and other authoritarian leaders.
May 6, 2019, 10:46 AM EDT
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that you must be able to show intent to make it a crime to use stolen materials from foreign adversaries in a political campaign.
May 3, 2019, 6:58 PM EDT
A New York Times report that the FBI used an informant to spy on the Trump campaign through former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos is a bigger story than Watergate, President Donald Trump said Friday.
May 3, 2019, 11:36 AM EDT
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway told President Donald Trump on Thursday that the president was the first person to begin healing him following the shooting last week at the synagogue that claimed the life of one of his parishioners and injured three others.
May 2, 2019, 3:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used his speech at the National Day of Prayer service at the White House on Thursday to condemn attacks on people of faith domestically and worldwide.
May 2, 2019, 11:32 AM EDT
It’s already legal to have a small amount of marijuana in the District of Columbia and to use it on private property. Now the mayor wants to make it legal to sell recreational marijuana.