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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

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a discussion on the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce "unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education" Friday, March 21, 2014, at J. Ormond Wilson Elementary School library in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Eric Holder: Feds will recognize Michigan gay marriage, despite law

Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's highest law enforcement official, said Friday that the federal government will recognize gay marriages that take place in Michigan — despite the fact that a court just ordered a halt to the ceremonies going forward. Published March 28, 2014

** FILE ** In this Thursday, March 6, 2014, file photo, Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Donald Trump slams Obama for 'dumbest statements' ever

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump had some harsh words for President Obama this week, calling the White House leader's remarks about a nuclear disaster in downtown New York City one of the dumbest ever. Published March 27, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, photo, a Bank of America sign is displayed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bank of America to pay $9.3B to make federal dispute go away

Bank of America agreed to pay $9.33 billion to put to rest a long-running mortgage securities dispute with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which accused the lender of falsely representing loans that went south when the housing bubble burst. Published March 27, 2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, following a meeting between President Barack Obama and members of the National Governors Association (NGA). From left are, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, NGA Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Malloy, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Connecticut makes history passing $10.10 minimum wage

Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to pass a bill that hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — the same level touted by President Obama as his wish for federal law. Published March 27, 2014

Nick Cannon, black rapper, fires up Twitter with whiteface photo

Nick Cannon, a black entertainer about to release a new album titled "White People Party Music," has sparked a social media frenzy by tweeting a photo of himself painted in white makeup — a switch of the old blackface that white actors donned during theatrical performances. Published March 25, 2014