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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

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 ** 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

** 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 ** This photo released Dec. 8, 2011, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards claims to show Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh (left), the chief of the aerospace division of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, listening to an unidentified colonel as he points to a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel drone that Tehran said its forces downed earlier in the week. (Associated Press/Sepahnews)

Iran claims success in building copycat U.S. drone

Iran's state-run television reported that the nation has succeeded in constructing a copycat of a U.S. drone that it captured in 2011 and that authorities are soon going to take the craft on a test flight. Published May 12, 2014

Yemeni soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a state security court during a trial of suspected al Qaeda militants in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. A Yemen security official said an explosion Sunday in the province of Bayda had killed at least 13 suspected al Qaeda militants. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. drone strike kills 6 al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen

A U.S. drone targeted and killed six al Qaeda militants in the southern province of Yemen on Monday — the latest in a string of American-led attacks on the terrorist group that has set down roots in the region, authorities there said. Published May 12, 2014

Brigid Turner, a Jamaican national who lives in Brooklyn, holds a sign while chanting during a rally in front of the Nigerian consulate, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. Dozens gathered to join the international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria. As the worldwide effort got underway the weakness of the Nigerian military was exposed in a report issued by Amnesty International. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Boko Haram: We'll swap 200 school girls for prisoners

The head of Boko Haram in Nigeria released a video on Monday in which he suggested the group would let go 200 kidnapped school girls, in exchange for the release of an unnamed number of imprisoned militants. Published May 12, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after speaking at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

North Korea's screed: Obama is 'a crossbreed' with 'figure of a monkey'

The White House has rallied in condemnation of a North Korean publication that took its racist views of President Obama to the 10th degree, calling him — once translated into English — a "clown," a "dirty fellow" and someone who ought to go live with the monkeys. Published May 9, 2014