Melanie has been with 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, 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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August 15, 2019, 4:56 PM EDT
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates condemned Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MInn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from entering the country and accusing President Donald Trump of playing politics.
August 15, 2019, 1:39 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke used his campaign speech in El Paso, Texas, to call for an assault weapons ban and slam President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.  
August 14, 2019, 10:47 PM EDT
The number of border crossings have dropped by 43 percent since May, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday.
August 14, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Wednesday that he supports red flag laws, but he thinks it should be a state law, not a federal law, and there should be “real penalties” for anyone trying to misuse the law.
August 13, 2019, 6:51 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told supporters at the Iowa State Fair that President Donald Trump “thinks we’re all suckers.”
August 13, 2019, 6:25 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration’s decision to define public charge as it applies to immigrants seeking a green card is “long overdue.”
August 13, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT
Democrats and liberal groups condemned the Trump administration’s new rule, making it harder for immigrants who use public services to get a green card.
August 12, 2019, 6:32 PM EDT
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that out of the 680 individuals arrested during raids on food processing plants throughout Mississippi last week, 200 of them had a criminal record.
August 12, 2019, 4:26 PM EDT
Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan clarified Sunday in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that the so-called raids on food processing plants in Mississippi that led to 680 arrests weren’t actually raids - they were “targeted law enforcement operations” focused on work sites.
August 12, 2019, 2:02 PM EDT
Just days after deciding to pull ads from its upcoming movie “The Hunt,” which depicts liberal “elites” hunting “deplorables,” Universal Pictures announced Saturday that it will not release the film.
August 12, 2019, 1:12 PM EDT
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli announced Monday that the Trump administration is defining the term public charge as it applies to immigrants for the first time, making it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public services to get a green card.
August 9, 2019, 5:49 PM EDT
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should get the opportunity to play in the NFL “only if he’s good enough,” President Donald Trump told reporters Friday.
August 9, 2019, 5:27 PM EDT
The ICE raids conducted at food processing plants in Mississippi Wednesday that ended with almost 700 arrests serve as “a good deterrent” to illegal immigration, President Donald Trump told reporters Friday.
August 9, 2019, 11:20 AM EDT
Candace Owens, founder of the Blexit movement, told Fox News on Thursday that white supremacy isn’t what’s harming black America - it’s “liberal supremacy.”
August 8, 2019, 2:02 PM EDT
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) called for an end to “hateful incendiary comments,” adding that his 10-year-old niece asked him whether she would be put in a cage.
August 8, 2019, 12:24 PM EDT
Universal Pictures is pausing the ad campaign of a movie depicting elites hunting “deplorables” in the wake of the recent mass shootings.
August 7, 2019, 3:27 PM EDT
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that he and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley urged President Donald Trump during the president’s visit to Dayton, Ohio, to convince Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring back the Senate and vote on a background check bill that has already passed the House and that the president should promise to sign it.
August 7, 2019, 10:56 AM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his critics are “political people” who are trying to score points, and in many cases are running for president and are “very low in the polls.”
August 6, 2019, 11:26 AM EDT
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday that she was “hopping mad” that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is using the shooting massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend to raise money for Democratic Senate candidates.
August 5, 2019, 5:21 PM EDT
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