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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

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in Fox's "24." (Anthony Mandler/FOX)

TV dramas '24' and 'Homeland' blamed for Brits' nod to torture

Roughly a third of British citizens say that what's good enough for Jack Bauer — the fictional hardcore intel character who roots out terrorism on the televised "24" series — is good enough for them and that includes torture. Published May 13, 2014

An image on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Mass. ( ** FILE **

Catholics can declare victory in holy war over satanists at Harvard

The satanists have left the room, it seems. A black mass planned by a group of satanists for Harvard University drew enough outrage and condemnation — reaching even the critical ears of the Catholic Church — that the event was moved to an off-campus location. Published May 13, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, shakes hands with Magic Johnson as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Donald Sterling on Magic Johnson: He's done nothing but get AIDS

Donald Sterling, the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner who's making media waves because of racial comments about blacks, has put his foot in his mouth once again, dismissing basketball legend Magic Johnson's contributions to the game and to society as little more than contracting AIDS. Published May 13, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie under the gun over ammo bill, as White House beckons

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will face a difficult decision in the coming days over an ammunition restriction bill that's nearly found its way to his desk — and the pressure from the Second Amendment activists and the gun-control crackdown crowd could very well hang the fate of his White House aspirations. Published May 13, 2014

** FILE ** Lightsaber and flight suit detail on Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series, Luke Skywalker action figure. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

FDA approves bionic arm inspired by 'Star Wars' technology

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prosthetic that's controlled by brainwave signals — the dubbed DEKA arm with "Star Wars" movie-like technology that enables the user to perform even the most delicate of tasks. Published May 13, 2014

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton may have brain damage from 2012 fall

GOP strategist Karl Rove said at a recent conference that Republicans should keep pressing for answers about Benghazi — and that former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton could very well have brain damage. Published May 13, 2014

** FILE ** Volunteer Stella Chambers, center, explains some of the Affordable Health Care Act to visitors to a health care coverage registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Only 12 percent of Americans see Obamacare as a success

Despite the White House's recent announcement about the 8 million enrollees into the president's signature health care plan, only 12 percent of newly surveyed Americans say Obamacare is a success. Published May 12, 2014

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo)

Joe Biden potshots Bill Clinton in 'Elizabeth Warren-type speech'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden took a quick potshot at former President Bill Clinton during a closed-door speech in South Carolina, saying the decline of the middle class actually started under his watch and not under former President George W. Bush's. Published May 12, 2014