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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

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top left, appears via video link from London as international human rights lawyer Laila Harre, bottom left, Robert Amsterdam, second left, journalist and author Glenn Greenwald, second right and projected top right, and Kim Dotcom, right, attend a political forum at a town hall in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Brett Phibbs) ** FILE **

Julian Assange via hologram: Google is 'like a government'

Google is not a friendly social media publisher — it's instead more like a government, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, via a hologram appearance at the Nantucket Project Summit in Massachusetts. Published September 29, 2014

Leaders gathered in Washington for the Black Conservative Summit were hesitant to endorse any one candidate, but pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been getting lots of positive attention, as well as others who challenge the establishment. (Associated Press)

Chris Wallace to Ben Carson: Wouldn't you be just another inexperienced Obama?

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace quizzed famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson during a televised interview about his possible run for the White House in 2016, asking the Republican outright: If you won, wouldn't you just be like what critics call President Obama — an inexperienced newbie? Published September 29, 2014

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Bill Maher slams police 'going mental for no reason'

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher took on over-the-top police in his recent broadcast, slamming officers for shooting unarmed innocents, all in the name of their own security. Published September 29, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, announces the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, right, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 25, 2014. Holder has served as Attorney General since the beginning of the President’s first term. The President has not named a successor. Photo Credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA

The New York Times tweets of 'Obama resignation' by mistake

Republicans and Democrats alike may have experienced a massive head-scratching moment — though with different accompanying emotions — after reading a New York Times tweet about Eric Holder's resignation that mistakenly called it an "Obama resignation." Published September 26, 2014

Afghan security forces take cover during clashes with Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital, raining down rockets, setting off a gunbattle with security forces and forcing the airport to close for hours, officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Taliban in Afghanistan behead 12 family members of police

Members of the Taliban torched an estimated 60 homes and beheaded 12 civilians — all of whom are believed to have been relatives of police — in an assault in the eastern portion of Afghanistan, in the Ghazni province. Published September 26, 2014

R.I. gubernatorial write-in candidate smokes pot in campaign ad

Compassion Party candidate Anne Armstrong — a write-in candidate for governor in Rhode Island, albeit a long-shot one — took to her campaign video with pot pipe in hand, firing up and inhaling, all while decrying the fact that her government lied to her about the negative effects of marijuana. Published September 26, 2014

In this April 25, 2012, file photo, an airplane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark. More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: continue to keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Pan Am lover offers golden era flight experience, a la 'Mad Men'

A Pan Am memorabilia collector is offering those who recall the golden age of flying — as well as those who want to experience it for the first time — a retro Boeing 747 setting, complete with 1960s-styled seats and uniformed flight attendants and top-of-the-line dining. The only glitch: The plane never leaves the ground. Published September 26, 2014

The Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Britain's Parliament is to debate and vote on the UK response to Iraqi's government's request for support against the Islamic State group. A result to the vote is expected late Friday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Islamic State touts more than 3K Europeans among ranks

The number of Europeans jumping on the Islamic State bandwagon and joining the ranks of the terrorist organization has swelled to more than 3,000, said EU anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchova. Published September 26, 2014