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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 ** In this Thursday, July 31, 2008, file photo, Whoopi Goldberg responds during an interview in her dressing room in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Whoopi Goldberg, pot connoisseur, gets job as marijuana columnist

Whoopi Goldberg — an admitted medical marijuana user who smokes from a vaporizing pen to relieve the pain of glaucoma — is going to be putting her pot knowledge to good use, taking on regular columnist duties for The Denver Post as its cannabis expert. Published April 18, 2014

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Ann Coulter takes up 'Mitt Romney for President' chant again

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. Published April 18, 2014

Radio and television personality Glenn Beck speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) ** FILE **

Glenn Beck takes on Hollywood with big movie production plans

Conservative talking head Glenn Beck said he's in the midst of reshaping The Studios at Las Colinas, a 72,000-square-foot Texas-based facility known as the shooting point for "JFK" and television series "Walker, Texas Ranger." Published April 17, 2014

This May 5, 2011, photo shows Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina Republican, speaking on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) ** FILE **

Lawmakers rail against Air Force rules on religious expression

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing back at the Air Force's crackdown on religious expression, penning a letter that requests the military branch adopt what they say is a more constitutional policy regarding First Amendment freedoms, especially for cadets. Published April 17, 2014

** FILE ** This May 9, 2012, file photo shows Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Brain surgery victim struggles with Obamacare: 'It's scary'

A New York brain surgery patient who's stood strong for four separate operations is only now starting to crumble after finding out in February that Obamacare isn't going to give her easy access to the care or providers she needs. Published April 17, 2014

President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden as Obama heads to Air Force One and Biden to Air Force Two as the two depart the 171st Air Refueling Wing at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard base in Coraopolis, Pa., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Obama and Biden were in the Pittsburgh area to speak at a nearby community college about job training grants. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Obama to use executive seat to push private companies onto solar

President Obama on Thursday is set to issue what's being billed as a challenge to private businesses — but will likely come off more as an executive dictate — to start using solar power rather than coal-based energy sources. Published April 17, 2014

** FILE ** Virginia Flaggers raise the Confederate battle flag near Interstate 95 in Chester, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Hundreds gathered in freshly cleared woods for the event, celebrated with a volley fired from the rifles of Confederate re-enactors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Confederate flag, blackface flaps lead Catholic school to expel 4

Administrators with a Catholic high school located on Long Island have given the boot to four students after finding two brought a Confederate flag to one school-sponsored event and the other two posted a blackface photo on a social media site. Published April 17, 2014


Joe Biden's first Instagram pic mocked as shill for sunglass ad

Vice President Joseph R. Biden just can't avoid the comedic spotlight, it seems. His jump into Instagram — while remarkable in that within a few short hours, he already hit at 16,000 followers — nonetheless brought out the critics who mocked that his first photo share seemed a blunt advertisement for a sunglasses company. Published April 17, 2014