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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

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., in this April 8, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Tony Blair to warn West: Take sides against radical Islam

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to issue a stark warning to the United States on Wednesday to choose sides and draw lines in the fight against radical Islam, the Guardian reported, citing an advance copy of his speech. Published April 23, 2014

Pfc. Bradley Manning's name change to Chelsea heads to court

Pfc. Bradley Manning — the former Army intelligence analyst who decided as he was headed to prison for leaking government information to WikiLeaks that he wanted to be a she — heads to court Wednesday to try for a name change to Chelsea. Published April 23, 2014

Karl Rove, a personable fellow who was deputy chief of staff in George W. Bush's White House and is sometimes credited with being the genius of George W.'s success, turns out to be a big fan of "rectal feeding," as used by the CIA to persuade terror suspects to spill their secrets.  (Associated Press/File)

Karl Rove stings Obama on Keystone pipeline: 'Stupid move'

Republican political strategist Karl Rove didn't pull punches while responding to President Obama's failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "stupid move" firmly entrenched in politics and aimed fully at appeasing the environmentalists. Published April 22, 2014

This May 7, 2013 photo shows Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis addressing in a City Council meeting in Peoria, Ill. Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor raided a home Tuesday, April 15, 2014, seizing computers and phones and hauling several people in to be questioned. No arrests were made in connection with the Twitter account. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

Peoria mayor under fire for raiding home of mock Twitter user

The mayor of Peoria, Ill., is facing a First Amendment-fueled backlash for reportedly ordering a raid of the home of a Twitter user who set up a mock account accusing the mayor of drug use and cavorting with prostitutes. Published April 22, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

South Korea says North's nuclear site has gone active

South Korean authorities said Tuesday that its neighbors to the north have stepped up activity at its primary nuclear testing site and could be preparing to conduct a fourth underground test. Published April 22, 2014

Oscar Pistorius reacts as he  listens to forensic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons in lead-up to teary trial: report

Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, reportedly took acting lessons before he took the stand and gave teary-eyed testimony aimed at proving he acted in self-defense, rather than in murderous rage. Published April 21, 2014

This 2007 file photo shows Palo Alto, Calif., pupils reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Atheists sue N.J. school over 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

Atheists have filed a lawsuit on behalf of New Jersey parents who decry the fact that their child is subjected to hearing the words "under God" during daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States. Published April 21, 2014

Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson (CBS via Associated Press) **FILE**

Sharyl Attkisson: Media Matters 'clearly targeted me'

Former CBS newswoman Sharyl Attkisson, who recently parted ways with her broadcast bureau and began outing the former employer over bias about "Fast & Furious" reports, now says she was targeted by the leftist group Media Matters. Published April 21, 2014