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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

Radio host Mark Levin speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention  in Indianapolis on April 25, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mark Levin: Jon Stewart a 'knee-jerk idiot' for Israel joke

Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin lit up the airwaves with a rant against Jon Stewart, calling the "Daily Show" host a "twerp," among other names, for his views on recent the Israeli-Hamas trade of rocket fire. Published July 16, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats take to Twitter, tell illegals: 'Our doors are open'

Democrats in the House pushing a pro-amnesty message — and the need for speedy approval of $3.7 billion for President Obama to address border issues — took to Twitter to give illegals some political support, telling them bluntly: We're on your side. Published July 16, 2014

This image taken with a mobile phone camera shows people passing a black flag used by Islamic militants and a police cruiser belonging to the Islamic State group in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The panic that initially gripped Iraq after Sunni militants led by the Islamic State extremist group seized the country's second-largest city, Mosul, and swept across northern and western Iraq has largely subsided.(AP Photo)

ISIL ratchets siege of Christians by starving those in Mosul

Terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — renamed by radical members as the Islamic State — have been withholding basic necessities such as food to Christians and Shiites in the town of Mosul, trying to starve them into conversion or death. Published July 16, 2014

An Israeli policeman secures the site after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit Ashdod, Israel, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas that Israel will intensify its week-long campaign against Gaza militants if Hamas rejects an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire. The truce was supposed to go into effect early on Tuesday morning but the Israeli military says 24 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since the expected start of the cease-fire. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Benjamin Netanyahu on Hamas: 'Our answer is fire'

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded a loud alarm on the dashing of a partial peace solution with Hamas after the militant group shot off rockets, in violation of a cease-fire: "Our answer is fire," he said. Published July 16, 2014

Five-year-old Marsha, seen in this KUSA screen grab, is dying of skin cancer.

'Bucket list' created for dog dying of cancer

Five-year-old Marsha is dying from skin cancer, but her new owners say they're going to spend her last days making her happy: moving her through a sort of doggy bucket list. Published July 15, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton gestures during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV titled "A New Competitive Era: America in the World," on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Bill Clinton crack on Jews to Jewish-GOPers haunts in new book

An overlooked joke that Bill Clinton told to a crowd of Jewish Republicans about Jews — one that fell flat — has now resurfaced in a new book, biting at the former president as his wife Hillary mulls a run for the White House. Published July 15, 2014