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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Malala Yousafzai's attackers arrested, Pakistan says

The Taliban militants responsible for shooting teenager Malala Yousafzai for fighting for women's rights and for equal access to eduction have been arrested, Pakistan authorities said on Friday. Published September 12, 2014

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hispanics huddle with White House for 'serious venting' session

A private meeting between White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to talk immigration was described by those in attendance as tense at best, with one lawmaker calling it an outright venting session. Published September 12, 2014

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region, New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Environmentalists sue feds over train transport of crude oil

A trio of environmental groups joined forces to sue the Department of Transportation, alleging the agency failed to respond to their petition to ban the use of DOT 111 — an older rail car model — to ship flammable crude oil. Published September 12, 2014

Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md., in this May 23, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ray Rice swears off hard liquor in months since knockout

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice — who was captured on video knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator at Atlantic City — reportedly said he hasn't touched a drop of hard liquor since he attacked her. Published September 12, 2014

** FILE ** Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines Iowa Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth)

Sarah Palin clan involved in Anchorage dog sled melee: report

Members of Sarah Palin's family — including the former Alaska governor herself — were reportedly in the thick of a boisterous public brawl that involved around 20 people attending an Anchorage dog sled event, various media reported. Published September 12, 2014

Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Yahoo: Feds made us spy or pay $250K a day in fines

Yahoo executives said the federal government made them participate in a surveillance program and turn over key private client information — else face $250,000 per day in fines. Published September 12, 2014

Iowa partiers outraged as police bust house party, brandish guns

Iowa City police have been forced to issue a statement defending its officers' actions after a YouTube video that's generated thousands of hits seems to show them pushing their way — without any warrant — into a house party and arresting three. Published September 11, 2014

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anthony Weiner resurfaces to rebuke Elizabeth Warren

The long-lost voice of former Rep. Anthony Weiner — a failed New York mayoral candidate whose political star fell over a sexting scandal — came to life this week, right after he sent out a very public rebuttal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's rebuke of former Minority Leader Eric Cantor. Published September 11, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza. ** FILE **

Feds want 16 months in prison for Dinesh D'Souza

Federal authorities are seeking between 10 and 16 months of prison time for conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, saying his guilty plea to a campaign law violation warrants such punishment. Published September 11, 2014