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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June 27, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT
Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) defended his stance on bipartisanship on Wednesday, saying “we need to get things done.”
June 27, 2019, 10:34 AM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he’s the only Democratic presidential candidate with a black son, and he’s had to talk to his son about how to protect himself and how to deal with the police.
June 26, 2019, 11:14 PM EDT
Americans have been told that immigrants created their misery, when “big corporations” and “the one percent” are to blame, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday at the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, Fla.
June 26, 2019, 10:25 PM EDT
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro pledged Wednesday to use sign an executive order on his first day in the White House to rollback President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
June 26, 2019, 9:41 PM EDT
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - During the first Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that the economy was working for the top wealthiest Americans but not so much for everyone else.
June 26, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During the first Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that the economy was working for the top wealthiest Americans but not so much for everyone else. Warren received the first question of the night.
June 26, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During the first Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that the economy was working for the top wealthiest Americans but not so much for everyone else. Warren received the first question of the night.
June 26, 2019, 2:41 PM EDT
Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 664,000 illegal aliens on the border so far this year, which represents “a nearly 140 percent increase compared to the same time frame last year,” Brian Hastings, chief of law enforcement operations for Border Patrol, told Congress Wednesday.
June 26, 2019, 10:37 AM EDT
Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been diverted to the southern border, because “there’s a crisis” on the border, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Tuesday during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on TSA vulnerabilities.
June 25, 2019, 11:57 AM EDT
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that Mexico has done more to secure the border in the past two weeks than Democrats in Congress have done in the last 10 years.
June 24, 2019, 3:21 PM EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday that it was easier for her to get elected to Congress than it was for her to pay off her student loans.
June 24, 2019, 2:53 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “it depends” when asked whether she as president would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
June 24, 2019, 1:22 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday issuing what he described as “hard-hitting sanctions” against Iran.
June 24, 2019, 11:46 AM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump should receive credit for creating a crisis when asked whether the Democrats should give him credit for calling off a planned retaliatory strike on Iran for striking a U.S. drone.
June 24, 2019, 10:44 AM EDT
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June 21, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
A Satanic Temple member in Alaska won the right to open an Alaska government meeting with a Satanic prayer.
June 21, 2019, 1:13 PM EDT
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.), who serves on the Homeland Security Committee, commended President Donald Trump on Friday for calling of a military strike against Iran Thursday and called for “a policy of courageous restraint.”
June 21, 2019, 10:09 AM EDT
President Donald Trump admitted Friday to calling for air strikes against Iran in retaliation for shooting down a U.S. unmanned drone in international waters, but called the strike off 10 minutes beforehand.
June 20, 2019, 3:25 PM EDT
A 32-foot tall World War I memorial cross erected almost 100 years ago and placed on land that eventually became public land at an intersection in Maryland can stay, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
June 20, 2019, 12:11 PM EDT
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told Congress Thursday that in addition to the Central American countries that make up the Northern Triangle, illegal immigrants from 52 countries have illegally crossed the U.S. southern border.