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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Wrapping it up: President Obama will end what critics call "a disastrous year" with a press conference Friday. Surveys show his popularity near an all-time low. The White House spokesman, however, said the year was "rather consequential." (Associated Press)

Obama handed Cuban cigar at White House party: 'Oh, nice'

Cuban cigars may not yet be legal for domestic sale or import into the United States, but President Obama got a preview of what's likely soon to come when a White House party guest handed him one of the sought-after stogies during this week's Hanukkah celebrations. Published December 19, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin seen gesturing in a camera viewfinder during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Vladimir Putin stars in dramatic video spot: 'The bear never asks permission'

Russia's state-run media released a dramatic video clip of President Vladimir Putin shown against a backdrop of tanks, flying flags and propaganda-type images as a hard-charging leader who ultimately declares, in a sound bite worthy of Hollywood lore: "The bear never asks permission," CNN reported. Published December 18, 2014

A police super PAC has debuted to draft Mitt Romney for president in 2016, but the former governor insists it was done without his blessing. (Israeli American Council) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney tells Sony to release 'The Interview' for free online views

Former Massachusetts Gov. and presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sony Pictures' response to the threats over its comedy "The Interview" ought to be more in-your-face and defiant: He advised the company to release the film online for free viewing. Published December 18, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2005 file photo shows U.S. singer Madonna puts her leg on the shoulder of German TV host Thomas Gottschalk during the German TV show 'Wetten dass, ...?' ('Bet it ...') in southwestern German city of Mannheim. "Wetten, dass...." - Germany's most successful TV show - will be televised for the last time on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.  Since its start in 1981 the show has been a magnet for international entertainment stars and had more than 20 million viewers per show in the 1980s.   (AP Photo/Alex Grimm, Pool)

Madonna mocked for comparing her album leak to 'rape' and 'terrorism'

Aging musical legend Madonna irked many in and outside of her fan base by taking to social media to slam the leak of her upcoming album as a "form of terrorism" -- against a backdrop of Taliban terrorist attack that killed more than 100 students in Pakistan. Published December 18, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo. Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas left a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments for President Barack Obama and Democrats this holiday season. Only a month or so ago, voters delivered them a lump of coal in midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Ted Cruz apologizes to colleagues for 'inconveniencing' their weekend

Sen. Ted Cruz said in a closed-door session with colleagues that he was sorry for trying to spark a government shutdown in protest of the $1.1 trillion budget bill and immigration amnesty in a way that upset his colleagues' schedules — and that he wished he "hadn't done it," a source at the meeting said. Published December 17, 2014