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

September 5, 2018, 5:27 PM EDT
During day two of his Senate confirmation hearing, Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to answer the hypothetical question on whether a president can be compelled to answer a subpoena from a court of law.
September 4, 2018, 10:25 PM EDT
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in his opening remarks at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be Supreme Court justice, said Tuesday that above all, the Democrats are opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination, because he is President Donald Trump’s nominee.
September 4, 2018, 3:08 PM EDT
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to serve out the remainder of the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) term of office.
September 4, 2018, 11:28 AM EDT
Before Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) could finish his opening statement to gavel in the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Democrats moved to adjourn the hearing in protest over the Trump administration’s decision to withhold 100,000 pages of documents during Kavanaugh’s time serving as staff secretary with the Bush administration by asserting executive privilege.
August 24, 2018, 6:34 PM EDT
The Trump administration is disputing a New York Times report that said that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering using a grant program meant for academic and enrichment opportunities for the country’s poorest schools to arm teachers in school.
August 24, 2018, 11:08 AM EDT
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should look into corruption on the “other side” of the political aisle, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, former FBI Director James Comey’s “lies & leaks,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “conflicts,” former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, and Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr.
August 24, 2018, 10:46 AM EDT
In a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) spoke out in defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been criticized by President Donald Trump, and urged the president not to fire Sessions.
August 23, 2018, 8:05 PM EDT
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that an illegal immigrant’s confession in the murder of Mollie Tibbetts illustrates that it’s time for the GOP Senate leadership to change Senate rules and allow votes to be decided by a simple majority instead of the veto-proof 60-vote margin so that Republicans can approve President Donald Trump’s immigration priorities and secure the border.
August 23, 2018, 1:03 PM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren reacted Wednesday to an illegal immigrant confessing to the murder of Iowa State University student Mollie Tibbetts, telling CNN’s “New Day” that the country needs an effective immigration system “that focuses on where real problems are.”
August 22, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT
The White House reacted Wednesday to the plea deal that President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen took for violating campaign finance laws, saying it doesn’t mean that the president is implicated.
August 22, 2018, 12:13 PM EDT
During a campaign rally Tuesday night in Charleston, W.Va., President Donald Trump criticized the NFL’s decision not to air the National Anthem in an attempt to avoid the controversy surrounding football players who choose to kneel while the anthem is played.
August 22, 2018, 11:25 AM EDT
A 24-year-old illegal immigrant confessed Tuesday to killing 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts who disappeared while she was out jogging near her boyfriend’s home in Brooklyn, Iowa, last month.
August 21, 2018, 3:40 PM EDT
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday a new rule giving states the authority on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal plants.
August 21, 2018, 11:53 AM EDT
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper” told President Donald Trump’s decision to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team “unfettered” access to White House lawyer Don McGahn shows that the president is not trying to obstruct the Russia investigation.
August 21, 2018, 10:39 AM EDT
The White House announced Tuesday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented a 2004 order of deportation for a former Nazi labor camp guard who currently resides in Queens, N.Y.
August 21, 2018, 10:39 AM EDT
The White House announced Tuesday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented a 2004 order of deportation for a former Nazi labor camp guard who currently resides in Queens, N.Y.
August 20, 2018, 10:03 PM EDT
In an attempt to push back on Democrats’ call for the abolishment of ICE, President Donald Trump on Monday hosted a White House Salute to Heroes, honoring the men and women of ICE and Customs and Border Protection.
August 20, 2018, 12:27 PM EDT
Former CIA Director John Brennan has indicated he plans to sue President Donald Trump over revoking his security clearance, and President Donald Trump says, I dare you.
August 20, 2018, 11:05 AM EDT
Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan is reminiscent of the enemies list compiled under President Richard Nixon and during the McCarthy era.
August 17, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s not silencing his critics by revoking their security clearances, if anything, he said, he’s giving them a bigger voice.