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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 - This Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 file photo shows American actor George Clooney interviewed by Fabio Fazio during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy. Hollywood's most eligible bachelor may be getting hitched. A London law firm on Monday April 28, 2014, has congratulated one of its lawyers on her engagement to George Clooney. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu, File)

George Clooney moves onto political stage with potential run for office

Hollywood star George Clooney, 53, fresh off an announced plan to wed his British human rights attorney-girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, 36, now says he's going to turn his attention away from acting and on to something with a more service oriented slant: Politics and political office. Published June 2, 2014

** FILE ** In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

Donald Sterling takes Sunday sidestep into black church service

Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who shocked national headlines for racial comments he was overheard making to his female friend on audio, took a time-out from the basketball scene to to go to church services in his home city — at a facility that's attended primarily by black people. Published June 2, 2014

**FILE** Women chant slogans during the "SlutWalk," an annual protest march against sexual harassment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 24, 2014. "SlutWalk" protests originated in Toronto, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

'SlutWalk' march against sexual abuse goes forth in Jerusalem, Toronto

The third annual "SlutWalk" went forth in Jerusalem and in Toronto this weekend with hundreds of attendees dressed in various shades of shocking attire striding through the city streets, protesting a culture they see as fostering sexual assaults against women. Published June 2, 2014

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a press conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Bob Bergdahl, the father of an American soldier just released from captivity in Afghanistan says he's proud of how far his son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was willing to go to help the Afghan people. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Taliban leader touts Gitmo prisoner swap as 'great victory'

Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar said the group's negotiated release of five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a huge win and that fellow Afghan Muslims ought to pat themselves on the back. Published June 2, 2014

Time-for-Three members Ranaan Meyer, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue appeared as soloists with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Strathmore on Saturday.

Violinist who refused to check $250K instrument tossed from plane

A violinist carting an instrument valued at more than $250,000 said he was given an option by the crew of his US Airways plane that was traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas: Put your precious cargo in the checked baggage pile or leave. Published June 2, 2014

Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as he is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Michael Bloomberg bashes liberal bias at Harvard commencement address

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who now presses for nationwide gun control via his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, took to the commencement podium at Harvard University's graduation ceremonies to issue some scathing criticism about the politics of academia, circa 2014: The atmosphere is way too liberally charged, he said. Published May 30, 2014

** FILE ** This file image from video posted on YouTube shows Elliot Rodger. Law officers who visited Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students near a Santa Barbara university were aware that he had posted disturbing videos but didn't watch them, and they didn't know about his final video detailing his "Day of Retribution" until after the deadly rampage, officials said. (AP Photo/YouTube, File)

Gun background checks get $19.5M boost as House reacts to Calif. shooting

The House took quick action on last week's mass shooting and stabbing that left seven — including the suspect — dead in Santa Barbara, Calif., and passed a provision to pay the FBI another $19.5 million to bolster its National Instance Criminal Background Check System, with the hope this will prevent the mentally ill from obtaining guns. Published May 30, 2014

**FILE** President Bush (center), Vice President Dick Cheney (right) and outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld take part in an Armed Forces Full Honor Review for Rumsfeld on Dec. 15, 2006 at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

Ex-Bush intel man: President, Cheney, Rumsfeld guilty of war crimes

One of President George W. Bush's former top counterterrorism chiefs said in an interview this week that Mr. Bush — as well as his vice president, Dick Cheney, and defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld — committed war crimes during the conflict with Iraq. Published May 30, 2014

** FILE ** "Hardball" host Chris Matthews bear hugs the Rev. Al Sharpton (left) at the at the Washington Hilton Hotel on April 27, 2013. (Associated Press)

Chris Matthews slams Obama on VA as too focused on the 'P.R. of himself'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews — who famously picked up the mocking nickname of "Tingles" for his adoring references to then-campaigner Barack Obama's speaking skills — took the unusual step of criticizing the president this week, calling out his handing of the VA scandal and suggesting stronger action was warranted. Published May 30, 2014

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