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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 ** An anti-ballistic missile then under development by the U.S. and Israel lifts off in a test just off the California coast in July 2004. (Associated Press)

U.S. missile defense test a success: 'This is a very important step'

Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, cheered the successful weekend ballistic missile interception of a target that was fired over the Pacific Ocean, calling the test a crucial step in the development of improved "homeland" defense. Published June 23, 2014

** FILE ** President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, pose with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly at the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner. (Daniel P. Schwartz/White House Correspondents Association)

Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm not Rush Limbaugh … I'm a fact-based guy'

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly issued a somewhat scathing assessment of his talking head competition, putting liberal Sen. Al Franken in the same boat as conservative Rush Limbaugh and dismissing them as partisan hacks or scaremongers. Published June 20, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

WATCH Trey Gowdy light up John Boehner and Lindsey Graham

Rep. Trey Gowdy took a time-out from the somber cause of politicking to tell a two-plus minute story of his recent dream that opened: Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maryland's Rep. Andy Harris all died and went to Heaven. Published June 20, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Boehner and congressional leaders met with President Barack Obama yesterday about the ongoing crisis in Iraq. The speaker charged that terrorism and the unrest in the Middle East had worsened during Obama's term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

John Boehner: President Obama's 'wheels are coming off'

Speaker John Boehner blasted the White House over a range of issues — from Iraq to the blooming scandals with Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service — saying the perception of a casual observer might be that the president doesn't really have a clue. Published June 20, 2014

Sen. John McCain has suggested David Petraeus be put in charge of a new national security team to deal with Islamic militants in Iraq. (associated press)

White House reporters caught on tape mocking John McCain

Sen. John McCain was the unwitting target of a couple of White House reporters' jokes — and now the nation knows just what MSNBC's Chuck Todd and Fox News' Ed Henry think of the Arizona politico. Published June 20, 2014

Pope Francis holds a monstrance containing the Eucharist at the end of the Corpus Domini procession from St. John at the Lateran Basilica to St. Mary Major Basilica to mark the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, in Rome, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope Francis condemns 'evil' marijuana

Pope Francis waded into the legalized marijuana debate on Friday, putting out a statement that says, bluntly: Don't do it. Published June 20, 2014

Colorado rap concert turns violent as 3 shot in parking lot

Police in Colorado went car-by-car, searching for the suspects who were responsible for gunning down three at a rap concert in the parking lot of Red Rocks Amphitheater in the wee hours of Friday morning. Published June 20, 2014

This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

Rush Limbaugh blasts feds' 'tyranny' over Redskins trademark spike

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh didn't mince words in his assessment of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's severing of the Redskins name over perceptions its was "disparaging," calling the move akin to tyranny -- a pure power play on the part of the president. Published June 19, 2014