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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March 14, 2019, 6:20 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Pentagon plans to withdraw between 30 and 40 percent of the 6,000 troops on the southern border within the next month, leaving about 3,000 to 4,000.
March 14, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that they both agreed with Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, that the situation at the southern U.S. border is “not a military threat.”
March 14, 2019, 3:29 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan assured the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that building the border wall “will not come at the expense” of the DoD’s people, readiness or modernization.
March 13, 2019, 9:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered all Boeing 737 Max airplanes to be grounded in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people over the weekend.
March 13, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT
A top ATF official told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that no matter what the “political stripe,” he didn’t see how anyone could argue against having illegal aliens prosecuted for trying to buy a gun and have ICE notified.
March 13, 2019, 12:28 PM EDT
The calendar year of 2018 had the second highest number of gun transactions on record, and the number of gun background checks this past Black Friday was among the highest volume days on record with more than 182,000 transactions, an FBI official told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday.
March 12, 2019, 7:20 PM EDT
House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) on Tuesday called President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal irresponsible and unusable, complaining that it “relies on a patchwork of gimmicks, fantasy projections and extreme cuts that forfeit any responsibility for the well-being of the American people and our nation.”
March 12, 2019, 2:24 PM EDT
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Tuesday that the $1.9 trillion that President Donald Trump has added to the budget deficit through the tax cut law is enough to pay for 220 border walls.
March 11, 2019, 8:44 PM EDT
Acting White House Budget Director Russell Vought defended President Donald Trump’s failure to eliminate the national debt within eight years like he promised during his presidential campaign.
March 11, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and others are responsible for politicizing the FBI.
March 11, 2019, 2:54 PM EDT
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it was “absolutely shameful” that the Democratic leadership wouldn’t put Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) name in the resolution condemning anti-Semitism and remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
March 11, 2019, 10:49 AM EDT
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, who is also running for president, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he supports reparations for the descendants of slaves, because the Constitution allows people to be compensated when the government takes their property, so African-Americans should be compensated for being considered property.
March 8, 2019, 9:34 PM EST
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday that the Democratic leadership has been overtaken by the socialist wing of the party, and he said their handling of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) remarks is evidence of this.
March 8, 2019, 1:18 PM EST
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who serves as GOP conference chair, called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for calling out Republicans who voted against a resolution condemning bigotry.
March 8, 2019, 1:04 PM EST
White House Communications Director Bill Shine offered his resignation Friday to spend more time with his family and focus on the president’s re-election campaign.
March 8, 2019, 11:22 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, and he called it “disgraceful” that the House has approved a congressional resolution that condemns anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, and “bigotry against minorities” - but does not specifically call out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her anti-Semitic remarks.
March 7, 2019, 4:20 PM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized enough fentanyl last year to kill every American citizen twice over.
March 6, 2019, 7:25 PM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s enforcement of U.S. immigration law by pointing out that illegal immigrants were detained without their children the same way that the past three administrations handled it, because in the U.S. children aren’t sent to jail with their parents.
March 6, 2019, 3:01 PM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the three Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador that make up the Northern Triangle want illegal immigrant children in the U.S. to be returned to their home countries.
March 6, 2019, 11:35 AM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the current trend of illegal immigration is on track for a million illegals to enter the United States this year.