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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April 9, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT
The White House on Monday pushed back on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) suggestion that President Donald Trump gave a green light to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to launch a chemical attack on the Syrian people by announcing last week that he planned to pull U.S. troops from Syria.
April 9, 2018, 6:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump pledged Monday to decide in the next 24-48 hours how to respond to the chemical attack in Syria, saying, “This is about humanity, and it can’t be allowed to happen.”
April 9, 2018, 11:58 AM EDT
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border is “a very provocative move” because of the language that Trump has used towards immigrants.
April 9, 2018, 10:55 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border won’t secure the border, and that the problem will never be fixed without comprehensive immigration reform.
April 6, 2018, 5:31 PM EDT
The Trump administration this week announced it would impose $50 billion in proposed tariffs against Chinese products, to which China in kind announced tariffs against 106 U.S. products.
April 6, 2018, 12:55 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday he’d like to see “anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000” National Guard troops on the U.S. border with Mexico and would keep them there “until such time as we get the wall.”
April 5, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT
During a roundtable discussion on tax reform in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed Democrats for the weak U.S. immigration laws, adding that in comparison, countries like Mexico and Canada have much tougher immigration laws.
April 5, 2018, 2:19 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the National Guard will be “immediately” deployed to the border to secure, and the size of the deployment is yet to be determined.
April 5, 2018, 1:53 PM EDT
New England Patriots player Julian Edelman is being hailed a hero for thwarting a potential school shooting via Instagram.
April 5, 2018, 11:42 AM EDT
One in 10 arriving aliens claim “credible fear” - the first step in the U.S. asylum process, compared to one out of every 100 arriving aliens who did so before 2013, DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said Wednesday.
April 4, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the Trump effect - the precipitous drop in illegal border crossings once President Donald Trump took office - wore off because of the legal loopholes in the nation’s immigration laws.
April 4, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT
Conservatives support transparency in congressional sexual harassment claims, saying the identities of members of Congress who used taxpayer money to settle those claims should be revealed publicly.
April 3, 2018, 6:09 PM EDT
(Screenshot)(CNSNews.com) - Four people were injured, and one person - the suspected shooter - is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday.
April 3, 2018, 5:19 PM EDT
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said the Obama administration’s focus was on forcing car manufacturers to make cars that people won’t buy when the focus should have been on making cars that people actually buy more efficient.
April 3, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT
During a joint press conference with leaders of the Baltic states, President Donald Trump complained Tuesday that the United States lacked immigration laws, saying instead it has catch and release, which allows illegals to roam free about the country.
April 3, 2018, 3:50 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a decision would be made soon on pulling U.S. troops out of Syria.
April 2, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it is revising the emissions standards of cars and light trucks, saying the Obama administration cut the process short “with politically charged expediency.”
April 2, 2018, 6:12 PM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he would love to see Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) run for president, saying the country would benefit from hearing Scott’s life story as the grandson of a man who couldn’t read and picked cotton.
April 2, 2018, 6:12 PM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he would love to see Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) run for president, saying the country would benefit from hearing Scott’s life story as the grandson of a man who couldn’t read and picked cotton.
April 2, 2018, 1:16 PM EDT
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump should not pardon former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, saying it’s important not to treat either person differently.