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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

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

John Boehner presses to pass what Ted Cruz calls amnesty

House Speaker John Boehner said after a recent meeting with President Obama that they agree immigration reform is a priority, and that any deal that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegals is not amnesty. Published March 5, 2014

"If the NLRB had its way, then once you plant your flag in a union state, then you can never leave," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, of the ramifications for businesses. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

GOP brings forth bill that lets Obama be sued

A new Republican-sponsored bill would open the doors for lawsuits to go forth against the Obama administration, a dramatic measure aimed at curbing the powers of the president when it's perceived he's broken federal law. Published March 5, 2014

President Vladimir Putin listens journalists' questions on current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia claims successful test fire of ICBM

Russian authorities say the nation's successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, an RS-12M Topol that traveled from the Astrakhan area and touched down at a site in Kazakhstan. Published March 5, 2014

New Orleans Police investigate a double homicide in the parking lot in front of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

Mardi Gras wraps with 2 dead, as Lent dawns for Christians

Christians on Wednesday headed into 46 days of Lent, the sacrificial lead-up to Easter -- just a few hours after the revelry of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, left two dead by gun fire in a parking lot in New Orleans. Published March 5, 2014

Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan (left)and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, both Democrats, agree with gay plaintiffs that the state's marriage law violates their right to equal protection and won't defend it in court. But private legal groups have stepped in to fill that breach. (Associated Press)

Illinois AG: Gay couples can marry now, despite law

The attorney general in Illinois announced that clerks around the state can start immediately issuing licenses for gay couples to marry, despite a law that says the ceremonies shouldn't go forth until June. Published March 5, 2014

** FILE ** In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Washington Post labels Obama foreign policy as 'fantasy'

Even the liberal leaning Washington Post finds President Obama's foreign policy nonsensical, issuing a scathing commentary penned by its editorial board that called the current White House's expectations from other nations a "fantasy." Published March 4, 2014

**FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Kim Jong-un accused of purging No. 2 leader

North Korea's number two — the leader who stands right behind Kim Jong-un in terms of power — hasn't been seen in a while, and South Korean authorities are saying that's because he's fallen victim to the latest government purge. Published March 4, 2014