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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, following a meeting between President Barack Obama and members of the National Governors Association (NGA). From left are, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, NGA Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Malloy, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Connecticut makes history passing $10.10 minimum wage

Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to pass a bill that hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — the same level touted by President Obama as his wish for federal law. Published March 27, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, photo, a Bank of America sign is displayed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bank of America to pay $9.3B to make federal dispute go away

Bank of America agreed to pay $9.33 billion to put to rest a long-running mortgage securities dispute with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which accused the lender of falsely representing loans that went south when the housing bubble burst. Published March 27, 2014

**FILE** Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

John Bolton bursts on PAC scene with $800K: 'We're evaluating candidates'

John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is jumping into the upcoming elections with both feet forward, pledging to pump the $800,000 that his political action committee raised in 2013 to help those candidates he sees as best fits for America's future. Published March 25, 2014

Nick Cannon, black rapper, fires up Twitter with whiteface photo

Nick Cannon, a black entertainer about to release a new album titled "White People Party Music," has sparked a social media frenzy by tweeting a photo of himself painted in white makeup — a switch of the old blackface that white actors donned during theatrical performances. Published March 25, 2014

Radio talk show host Mark Levin (Tea Party Patriots)

Mark Levin blasts Mitch McConnell: 'He's not a conservative'

Conservative radio's Mark Levin — affectionately dubbed "The Great One" by colleagues and fans alike — blasted Sen. Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP leaders, characterizing them as RINOs, or Republicans-In-Name-Only, whose time to leave office had come. Published March 25, 2014

Ethiopia to list homosexuality as 'non-pardonable' crime

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are about to pass a law that lists homosexuality as a crime for which there is no forgiveness — a stipulation that would have dramatic impact on those seeking amnesty or pardon. Published March 25, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler eyes new rules that threaten the survival of black-owned TV stations. (Associated Press)

Verizon gears up to fight FCC — again — on Internet control

Verizon is launching another fight with the Federal Communications Commission over what it sees as an Internet freedom crackdown — new rules aligned with net neutrality ideals that the company says actually dampen innovation. Published March 25, 2014

San Diego strip club dancers sue cops for 'arrogant' photo demands

Twenty-five San Diego strip club dancers have launched a civil rights suit against the San Diego Police Department, alleging cops mistreated them during a recent raid and forced them to strike embarrassing poses while they took photographs of their tattoos. Published March 25, 2014