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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

** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rand Paul to Rick Perry on Iraq: Get some new glasses

A spat over Republican foreign policy that's been brewing between Rand Paul and Rick Perry has taken a turn to the tense, as the Kentucky senator told the Texas governor: Get some new glasses to help with your political viewpoints. Published July 14, 2014

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. John McCain on illegal child immigrants: Fly them home, now

Sen. John McCain took a strong stance on the scores of illegal immigrants who've been streaming across the U.S. southern border in recent weeks, telling a CNN audience that authorities should fly them home as quickly as they can. Published July 14, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. (Twitter photo @khorasan313)

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to return to active duty at Fort Sam Houston

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, the soldier who was taken by Taliban militants and held prisoner for five years, will return to active military duty as early as Monday at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, The New York Times first reported. Published July 14, 2014

Demonstrators yell to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate had gathered where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus in and process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California church handing out 'travel cash' to illegals heading east

A Catholic church in a California community has opened its doors to the influx of illegals making their way across the border, giving temporary shelter — and cash — to 46 of them who were waiting for bus rides to spots around the country. Published July 11, 2014

Shapreice Townsend, left, looks at a pen he received from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, who signed a bill into law for New York City municipal identification cards, outside the main Brooklyn library Thursday, July 10, 2014, in New York. The cards, dubbed NYC ID, are expected to be available in January. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NYC creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account. Published July 11, 2014

Pennsylvania sends draft notices to 14K dead men

Pennsylvania government authorities admitted they mistakenly sent out more than 14,000 military draft notification letters to men who were born between 1893 and 1897, calling it a "serious" glitch at the hands of a computer inputting error. Published July 11, 2014

Hall of Fame Inductees, KISS, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, and Ace Frehley speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

KISS rocker Gene Simmons touts 1 percent life: 'It's fantastic'

KISS lead singer Gene Simmons is decidedly not taking a page out of Hillary Clinton's book, and rather than trying to hide his wealth or run from his riches is instead publicly flaunting it -- saying simply that living the 1 percent lifestyle is amazing. Published July 11, 2014

** FILE ** This Tuesday May 3, 2014, photo shows Mesa Police Department Assistant Chief Heston Silbert  standing with Mary Ann Mendoza, mother of officer Brandon Mendoza, during a vigil for her son at Mesa Police Headquarters in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Republic, Michael Schennum)

Angry mom to Obama: Feds let illegal immigrant stay and 'KILL my son!'

A mother whose police officer son was killed in a head-on car collision with an illegal immigrant who was drunk driving down the wrong side of the road has set her sights on President Obama, demanding he explain why Raul Silva-Corona — who had a criminal record — wasn't deported. Published July 11, 2014