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 5, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the Senate back from recess and pass a background check bill in the wake of two shooting massacres over the weekend.
August 5, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the United States not only has “a gun epidemic,” but a “hate epidemic.”
August 5, 2019, 10:10 AM EDT
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that President Donald Trump is complicit in mass shootings like the one in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, because he is “sowing seeds of hatred.”
August 2, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT
Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley pushed back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who criticized President Trump’s handling of the economy, saying the White House won’t be lectured by “an avowed socialist” who wants to “erode all of the successes and gains we’ve seen in this administration.
August 2, 2019, 12:35 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used his rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, to lash out at Democrats for neglecting inner cities while advocating for illegal immigrants.
August 2, 2019, 10:54 AM EDT
Someone tried to break into Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-Md.) home in Baltimore early Saturday morning.
August 1, 2019, 3:43 PM EDT
Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) shouldn’t take all the blame for the blight in Baltimore, but the congressman “could do a lot more to help us.”
August 1, 2019, 1:01 PM EDT
After being called racist for calling out Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and portraying the congressman’s district of Baltimore as rat and “drug-infested” President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a video, showing Cummings calling his own district “a drug-infested area” in 1999.
August 1, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT
As California attorney general, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) blocked evidence that would have exonerated an innocent man on death row, fought to keep the cash bail system in place, and prosecuted more than 1,500 people for marijuana violations, among other things, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Wednesday at CNN’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Mich.
August 1, 2019, 12:24 AM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Wednesday that there will be justice in the case of Eric Garner, who died from a fatal chokehold by New York City Police who were trying to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes in 2014.
July 31, 2019, 11:27 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden referred to Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) as “the president,” then corrected himself, saying, “the future president” during a question on criminal justice reform during Wednesday night’s CNN Democratic presidential debate.
July 31, 2019, 5:40 PM EDT
Speaking at the Young America’s Foundation Conference on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said that CNN’s Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night wasn’t between moderates and liberals as the mainstream media has said, “it was between liberals and socialists, and that’s the Democratic Party today.”
July 31, 2019, 1:10 PM EDT
President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday, calling him “the dumbest man on television” for calling the president “racist” in a question during CNN’s Democratic presidential debate.
July 30, 2019, 10:05 PM EDT
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ( - South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday that if he is president, illegal border crossings will still be illegal, contradicting his earlier support for decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
July 30, 2019, 4:56 PM EDT
Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told Congress on Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection is not able to efficiently obtain criminal records from other countries on illegal immigrants who enter the United States illegally with children while they’re being held during the 20-day hold mandated by the Flores Agreement.
July 30, 2019, 11:05 AM EDT
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) should take the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Baltimore and look into the billions of dollars that have been stolen and wasted, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
July 29, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT
Focusing on President Donald Trump’s tweets takes the attention away from “the thing we should be talking about, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday.
July 29, 2019, 12:41 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Trump is acting like a demagogue, who “sends out warning shots – you criticize me, I’m coming after you,” which is why many Republicans won’t take him on.
July 29, 2019, 12:06 PM EDT
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused President Donald Trump of having “a hate agenda” after the president criticized Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for doing “so little for the people of Baltimore” and calling the city a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and that no one would want to live there.
July 29, 2019, 10:28 AM EDT
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday” that if President Donald Trump could pass spending bills, the federal budget would be on the path to being balanced and the deficit would be down.