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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

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., criticizes President Donald Trump's pro-Wall Street policies during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Maxine Waters likens anti-Trump fight to patriotism

Rep. Maxine Waters, who's been heading up the call to impeach President Donald Trump for weeks, now has a new way of patting the anti-administration movement on the head and cajoling them along: by telling them they're true patriots. The hits do keep on coming with Waters, don't they? Published March 28, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters as he arrives for a weekly meeting of the Republican Conference with House Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes is facing growing calls to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Devin Nunes tarred as criminal in astonishing Democrat attack

A California Democrat, Rep. Eric Swalwell, who also serves on the House Intelligence Committee -- there's an oxymoron for ya -- called for his chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes to step down, saying his interactions with the White House seem a "cover up." A "cover up" for what, exactly? As Swalwell suggested: for criminal behavior. That's an astonishing claim. Published March 28, 2017

In this Sunday, March 26, 2017, photo, waves roll onto boulders at the foot of a sea cliff near Royal Palms Beach in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. A new study predicts that with limited human intervention, 31 percent to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100, with sea-level rises of 3.3 feet (1 meter) to 6.5 feet (2 meters). The study released Monday, March 27, 2017, used a new computer model to predict shoreline effects caused by sea level rise and changes in storm patterns due to climate change. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

Brexit chiefs eye 2-state solution for California -- Calexit

Cut California in two -- that's the message from the primary Brexit deal-makers, Nigel Farage and Arron Banks, who have joined with key Republicans to split the state along liberal versus regular folk lines. Good: California's been a thorn in conservatives' paws for far too long. Published March 28, 2017

In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump on EPA needs to be bold, not timid

President Donald Trump is poised to shred Barack Obama's whole climate change rule book on Tuesday. But he needs to make sure he goes far enough. The EPA has been nothing but a regulatory bully for the last eight years. It's time to boot the bully from the playground. Published March 28, 2017

This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows a sign outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. That's despite Republican assurances that the "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Transgenderism's friendly neighborhood media

The Associated Press came out with a cost estimate of how North Carolina's so-dubbed "bathroom bill" -- you know, the one that makes clear that boys must stay in their own restrooms, and girls, likewise -- is going to cost the state $3.76 billion over the next dozen or years. What the estimate is based on is the hope and prayer that nobody asks questions. Because under scrutiny, the numbers pretty much crumble. Published March 28, 2017

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United said on Monday, March 27, 2017, that regular-paying fliers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis Sunday because of their attire. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Let the leggings be banned! (Burqas, too)

United Airlines, in case you missed the news cycle the last 24 hours, has stirred a major social media controversy with its demand that two little girls cover up their leggings or fly some other plane. Published March 27, 2017

In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law, Kushner, that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump: Beating back bureaucracy with business

President Donald Trump will announce Monday the formation of a new Office of American Innovation, to be headed by his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. And aside from the George Orwellian-sounding bent -- the ministries of Love, Peace, Truth and Plenty in "1984" that weren't -- it's a fine idea. Published March 27, 2017

In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, people hold signs during a rally to advocating to make Bridgeport a sanctuary city outside City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) ** FILE **

'Sedition' suits against sanctuary schools good step

The David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles is kicking into high gear a campaign against 11 schools in California known as safe havens for illegals, telling them, in no uncertain terms: Stop the sanctuary madness. Or else we'll prosecute you "for sedition," group founder Horowitz wrote, in an online post. Published March 24, 2017

In this March 20, 2017, photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston in the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, who has legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader, but then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white and is now struggling to make a living. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

Dolezal's deception, in book form: I'm 'too black,' even though I'm white

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who snuck into the leadership ranks of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP offices by passing herself off as black, has just delivered the world of psychiatry another project to disseminate and study: Her new memoir, "In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World." Published March 24, 2017

In this July 7, 2016, file photo, FBI Director James B. Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee about Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

California Dem brings on the crazy -- 'shutdown' Trump!

A Democrat in California -- a say-no-more type of phrase, if ever there was one -- has issued a fiery statement against President Donald Trump, calling on fellow crazed Democrats -- a redundant type of phrase, if ever there was one -- to subvert any and all White House policies, packages, proposals and programs. Published March 24, 2017

President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump sends ultimatum: Pass Obamacare or ...

Oh my, Republicans are in a spot. On Obamacare, it seems, President Donald Trump ain't playing, and late Thursday evening, he sent that message House Republicans' way, telling them to pass the reform plan -- or face the wrath of voters because he's moving on to other legislative matters. Published March 24, 2017

An attacker is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).

London terror and the Islam elephant in the room

President Donald Trump, reacting to the Wednesday terror attack in London by the Houses of Parliament, called it "big news," but withheld further comment, pending more information. And the information we're all waiting -- albeit quietly, because it's not politically correct to bring it up openly and bluntly -- is simply this: Is this another case of Islamic terrorism? Published March 22, 2017

Women burn a mock American flag with the portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

U.N., post-Trump, tries hand at banning speech

The United Nations, ahead of its global celebration of the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sent out a press release putting forth the notion that free speech is good -- free speech is necessary. But free speech has its limits. In other words: The First Amendment needs to be reeled in. Published March 22, 2017

Fighting crime with Jesus

A Chicago pastor, Jon Kelly, tired of seeing kids raised in crime and violence turn around and perpetuate the cycle with their own acts of criminality, has taken his prison past, his theology studies and a dose of good ol' boldness in God and headed to the streets -- taking over drug dealers' corners and setting up "Jesus Saves" shop. This is how it's done, folks. Published March 22, 2017

In this file photo taken April 29, 2016, National Security Adviser Susan Rice is seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Susan Rice's breathtaking spins

File this under Most Disingenuous Argument Ever. Susan Rice, of Barack Obama national security adviser fame, actually penned a piece for the Washington Post decrying President Donald Trump administration's "false statements" about wiretapping -- saying such unproven allegations present a danger to America. Can she say Benghazi, and YouTube video? Published March 22, 2017