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 8, 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that she “absolutely” agrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that Customs and Border Protection detention centers are concentration camps.
July 5, 2019, 3:04 PM EDT
Speaking to supporters at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America on Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris called President Donald Trump “a predator.”
July 5, 2019, 12:19 PM EDT
At a rally Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told a woman who shared her story about getting an abortion that she was in “awe” of her courage.
July 5, 2019, 10:27 AM EDT
Democratic lawmakers in California have introduced a bill that will allow illegal immigrants to hold leadership positions within the Democrat Party on the state and local level, Breitbart reports.
July 3, 2019, 3:46 PM EDT
Aaron Hull, chief Border Patrol agent in El Paso, appearing on Fox News on Wednesday, disputed allegations of  mistreatment and child abuse of illegal immigrant minors in the custody of the Customs and Border Patrol.
July 2, 2019, 7:42 PM EDT
CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that all Border Patrol facilities have access to fresh water, countering claims made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) migrants are being forced to drink out of the toilet.
July 2, 2019, 3:57 PM EDT
Speaking at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago on Tuesday, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg called for nationwide reforms in policing in the wake of the police shooting of a black man in his city and laid out the case for confronting racial inequality.
July 1, 2019, 3:08 PM EDT
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” he’d like to see the limit for taking in refugees raised to its statutory limit of 110,000 people a year.
July 1, 2019, 2:24 PM EDT
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that she doesn’t have a problem with President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but she said toughness is getting results.
July 1, 2019, 1:40 PM EDT
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who served during the Obama administration, disputed President Donald Trump’s assertion that Obama was begging to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but was refused.
July 1, 2019, 12:02 PM EDT
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that Americans already pay for the health care of illegal immigrants – “it’s called the emergency room.”
July 1, 2019, 10:31 AM EDT
White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday” that he doesn’t understand the Democrats’ criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, given its recent success.
June 28, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he cannot take sides in a police-involved shooting of a black man in his city, because the matter is still under investigation, but he took responsibility for the police department not having enough accountability.
June 28, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT
Former Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden used a press conference at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago on Friday to answer Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) criticism of him during the second Democratic presidential debate Thursday.
June 28, 2019, 10:29 AM EDT
If Democrats don’t define themselves as not socialists, Republicans will label them as socialists, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday during the second Democratic presidential debate in Miami.
June 27, 2019, 11:35 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) interrupted what turned into a verbal free-for-all among the candidates during the second Democratic presidential debate Thursday night in Miami, saying, “America does not want to witness a food fight.”
June 27, 2019, 11:11 PM EDT
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) gave former Vice President Joe Biden a shout-out when addressing the issue of automation taking away jobs.
June 27, 2019, 10:26 PM EDT
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he doesn’t believe in free college for all, because it doesn’t make sense for the middle class to pay for the children of wealth Americans to go to school for free.
June 27, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) admitted Thursday that he will raise taxes on the middle class to pay for universal health care.
June 27, 2019, 1:08 PM EDT
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro said Wednesday that he believes in “reproductive justice,” which he said means just because someone is poor doesn’t mean they don’t have the right to an abortion, and that includes trans females.