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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

St. Louis woman says she’s being blackmailed for criticizing town hall

A St. Louis woman who spoke out strongly at recent local government meetings in Pevely said she's received a threatening note written with ransom-like text — cut-and-pasted blocks of printed words — advising that if she doesn't stop the talk, she'll be sorry. Published January 22, 2014

WWII vet fights village seizure of private property for public market

A World War II veteran on Fire Island, N.Y., is fighting off a taxpayer-funded attempt by his local duly elected officials to take over his privately owned grocery story via eminent domain and build, in its place, a market that would be owned by the village. Published January 22, 2014

**FILE** Former Rep. Allen B. West (Associated Press)

Allen West: I'm 'disgusted' by Benghazi lies from Obama, Hillary

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West said he's "disgusted" by the congressional revelation that the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented, and said that the nation deserves better leaders. Published January 22, 2014

**FILE** Glenn Beck (Associated Press)

Glenn Beck says he regrets ‘helping tear the country apart’

Top television and radio host Glenn Beck said in an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News that he regrets some of his time at the cable network, when he hosted his own show, and admitted that he ratcheted rhetoric that helped drive a political wedge in America. Published January 22, 2014

** FILE ** Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds back tears as he gives his concession speech in Richmond, Va., after losing the governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Chris Christie should drop RGA role, Ken Cuccinelli says

Ken Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia and ex-gubernatorial candidate, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ought to step down from his leading role with the Republican Governors Association, given his blossoming scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Published January 22, 2014

The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, center, an Arizona civil rights activist, speaks during a news conference in Phoenix, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, after an Arizona State University fraternity hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes. Maupin is calling on the school to expel all students involved and permanently ban the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Arizona fraternity suspended over racial tone of MLK party

A fraternity at Arizona State University was forced to suspend operations after members hosted a party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that was deemed distasteful by some and outright racist by others. Published January 22, 2014

Police investigate a car, left, at the athletic center of Widener University in Chester, Pa. after a student was shot Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Authorities warned students to remain indoors until further notice. (AP Photo/Delaware County Daily Times, Robert J. Gurecki)  PHILLY METRO OUT

Pennsylvania university resumes classes amid search for shooter

Police on Tuesday were still seeking the gunman who shot a student at Widener University, a school located just outside Philadelphia, but administrators in the meantime called for classes to resume and campus activities to return to normal. Published January 21, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood gets security bypass at JFK Airport

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood traveling to the United States were given special treatment normally reserved for dignitaries and allowed to bypass certain security screens at John F. Kennedy International Airport, newly released documents revealed. Published January 21, 2014

** FILE ** This April 17, 2002, file photo shows Chicago Cardinal Francis George listening to reporters' questions before he left for Rome to meet with Vatican officials and other American cardinals about the child sex abuse scandals in the United States. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Sex abuse files on 30 Chicago priests to go public

Thousands of documents that give insight into how the Archdiocese of Chicago responded to sexual abuse of children that occurred at the hands of about 30 priests will go public on Tuesday, giving the nation an unprecedented look inside how the Catholic Church handle the scandals. Published January 21, 2014

** FILE ** Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis speaks during his induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in Newark, N.J., in May 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

Olympian Carl Lewis claims N.J. Gov. Chris Christie toppled political career

The latest fallout in the New Jersey road-closing scandal that's hit hard at Chris Christie is that Olympian Carl Lewis — a record-setting sprinter who won nine gold medals in track and field — claims the governor frustrated his political aspirations to protect a friend. Published January 21, 2014