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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November 26, 2018, 12:46 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday defended the committee’s decision to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey to testify during a closed-door hearing.
November 26, 2018, 10:50 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told “Fox News Sunday” that “it’s clear that the climate is changing” and “humans are a contributing factor,” but the question is “what do you do about it?”   Sasse was asked about a national climate assessment released Friday by the Trump administration, which concluded among other things that climate change could cut the gross domestic product (GDP) by 10 percent by 2100 if there are no changes.   “Well, I think it's clear that the climate is changing. I think reasonable people can differ about how much and how rapidly, but I think it's clear that it's changing, and it's clear that humans are a contributing factor. I think the real question, though, becomes what do you do about it, because you can't legislate or regulate your way into the past. We have to innovate our way into the future,” he said. “And right now, you don't hear a lot of people who put climate as their number one issue. You don't hear a lot of them offering constructive innovative solutions for the future. It's usually just a lot of alarmism, but I think the report is important, and it shows that the climate is changing,” Sasse added. “But, for instance, you oppose what you call EPA overreach, including President Obama's climate change plan. According to the report, rolling that back, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions, is exactly the wrong approach,” Fox New host Chris Wallace said. “Yes. Well, I think we have to recognize that this is a global issue, and China and other countries that are rapidly building middle classes are going to be the number one drivers in the long term,” Sasse said. “So, what the U.S. needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation, again, that doesn't start with alarmism, but that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the U.S. shouldn't just do this as a feel-good measure, but some sort of innovative proposal,” he said. “And right now, that's not really what I get from most of the people who make this a top two or three issue for themselves,” Sasse added.
November 16, 2018, 3:16 PM EST
Actress Brenda Epperson, who once played Ashley Abbott on “The Young and The Restless,” told CBN News Thursday that she prayed over her California home, asking God to spare it from the California wildfire. As a result, the fire stopped at the border of her property.  
November 16, 2018, 1:23 PM EST
"People have to behave,” President Donald Trump said when asked about Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Timothy J. Kelly giving CNN a temporary restraining order requiring the White House to return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.
November 16, 2018, 11:23 AM EST
Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted CNN a temporary restraining order Friday, saying that the White House must return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.
November 16, 2018, 10:25 AM EST
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of fomenting hate and division, citing an increase in hate crimes through the state of New York.
November 15, 2018, 4:13 PM EST
In a speech at the National Action Network (NAN) Conference Thursday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said that if Democrat Stacey Abrams doesn’t win the Georgia gubernatorial race, “it’s clear” the Republicans stole the election.
November 15, 2018, 2:52 PM EST
Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia decided to postpone until Friday his decision in the CNN lawsuit against President Donald Trump for revoking the hard pass of CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
November 14, 2018, 9:42 PM EST
A decision is expected Thursday in CNN’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump for revoking the Secret Service hard pass of CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
November 14, 2018, 4:54 PM EST
The White House responded Wednesday to a lawsuit filed by CNN over the revocation of White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass, asking the U.S. District Court of District of Columbia to dismiss CNN’s claim that the decision violated the Constitution.
November 14, 2018, 11:46 AM EST
A hearing is set for Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his aides for revoking White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s Secret Service hard pass.
November 13, 2018, 3:50 PM EST
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who served under President George W. Bush, told Fox News on Tuesday that President Donald Trump has the right to appoint who he wants as the interim attorney general “within certain limits.”
November 13, 2018, 3:16 PM EST
The father of Alaina Housley, the youngest of the victims of last week’s shooting massacre at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said the answer to mass shootings isn’t “about gun control.”
November 13, 2018, 10:01 AM EST
CNN is suing President Donald Trump and his aides for revoking its White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard pass.
November 12, 2018, 6:05 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he doesn’t know if President Donald Trump can change the asylum laws to prevent illegal immigrants from applying for asylum, but he supports that policy.
November 12, 2018, 3:57 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, defended President Donald Trump’s appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, saying he was “appropriately appointed legally” and that Whitaker does not need to recuse himself from the Mueller probe.
November 12, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
The number of people on food stamps declined by 4,123,082 since the end of the Obama administration.
November 9, 2018, 3:45 PM EST
President Donald Trump called out the media for reporting that a video that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released of a White House intern trying to take the microphone away from CNN’s Jim Acosta at Monday’s White House press conference was doctored.
November 9, 2018, 2:29 PM EST
President Donald Trump called on Democrats Friday to work with him on immigration reform. Meanwhile, he signed an asylum proclamation, which addresses the migrant caravans in Mexico headed for the U.S. border.
November 9, 2018, 11:50 AM EST
President Donald Trump on Friday defended the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, countering critics who say he never went through the Senate process.