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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 ** A typical firefight in the game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2."

Bad loser: 'Call of Duty' gamer calls in SWAT team on teen who won

A gamer who lost an online battle of "Call of Duty" took out his frustration to the extreme, calling in a hoax threat that ultimately sent an army of ground police, helicopter cops and emergency response vehicles to the home of the game winner. Published April 23, 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

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

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

In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, the U.S. Capitol dome is silhouetted by the sunrise. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds

America is no longer a democracy — never mind the democratic-republic envision by Founding Fathers. Rather, it's taken a turn down elitist lane and become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy, a new study said. Published April 21, 2014

** FILE ** This Wednesday, April 16, 2014, photo provided by the Boy Scouts of America shows Peyton Manning talking to a group of Scouts before he spoke to the Boy Scouts of America's annual breakfast in Denver. (AP Photo/Boy Scouts of America, Dan Sidor)

Boy Scouts boots church as host after gay leadership dispute

The Boy Scouts of America told a Seattle-area church that it wasn't welcome to host Troop 98 any longer because congregation leaders have rallied around a gay man who's serving as cub leader, against BSA policy. Published April 21, 2014