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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 ** Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. Bundy informed the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family's cattle. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says 'They're not paramilitary units'

Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's property, is mulling a measure to cut funding for any "paramilitary units" that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies. Published April 30, 2014

President Barack Obama holds his hand over his heart as he participates in a wreath-laying ceremony with Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Superintendent Larry Adkison at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig city, outside of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. This is the last leg of Mr. Obama's four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Email ensuring 'Obama looked good' was post-Benghazi priority

Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed. Published April 29, 2014

** FILE ** This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds to questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gay man, 19, complains that Boy Scouts won't give him job

A gay 19-year-old who worked a summer position at a Boy Scouts of America camp but was then outed as gay on his Facebook page by friends is now complaining that the organization won't hire him back. Published April 29, 2014

**FILE** New York Knicks forward Larry Johnson speaks with a reporter during Knicks media day at their training facilities in Purchase, New York, Monday, Oct. 1, 2001. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Knicks' Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league

New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire that's recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: It's high time blacks started their own league, he said, on Twitter. Published April 28, 2014

FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Officials at the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls, R.I., said Baldwin will headline a fundraiser for the struggling public library June 7, at Fete in Providence, R.I. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin, Barney Frank take to same stage — but dodge gay questions

Alec Baldwin, who's been accused of having homophobic tendencies, and Barney Frank, the gay former congressman from Massachusetts, took to the same stage this weekend for an amicable discussion of an upcoming documentary -- though they dodged questions about their differing opinions on homosexuality. Published April 28, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm in FBI custody, to be indicted

Rep. Michael Grimm turned himself in to federal authorities on Monday and is awaiting indictment on unspecified criminal charges that are related to his running of a health food establishment in his pre-congressional days, before 2011. Published April 28, 2014