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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

The wanted posters of Osama Bin Laden, left, and Khaled Shaikh Mohammad are displayed at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Ex-SEAL under investigation for Osama bin Laden disclosures

Matt Bissonnette, a former Navy SEAL who penned a best-selling book about the Osama bin Laden raid, now faces a criminal investigation from the feds for possibly disclosing information that was deemed classified, his lawyer said. Published October 31, 2014

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy" world premiere screening reception at The Newseum, in Washington in this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Invision/AP, File)

Bill O'Reilly: White Republicans are 'afraid of black Americans'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said in a back-and-forth televised discussion with fellow talk show host Tavis Smiley that Republicans by and large are afraid to reach out to the black community because they don't want to be labeled racist. Published October 31, 2014

Rescuers and medics land by helicopter at a nuclear site in Marcoule, France, on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, after an explosion at a plant that treats nuclear waste. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) ** FILE **

Mystery drones soar over French nuclear plants

The operator of France's nuclear facilities said some mystery drones have been flying over seven of the 19 system plants in recent weeks and that police have been notified. Published October 30, 2014

U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham holds 5-month-old Nora Omer, center, along with the triplet's mother Angela Omer , holding Corbett, left, and grandfather Sheldon Waters, holding Oliver, back right, as the senator spoke with supporters and volunteers during a campaign stop at the Spartanburg GOP women's group office, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Tim Kimzey)

Lindsey Graham caught on tape: 'Sorry the government's so [expletive] up'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, the favored candidate in his upcoming race against Brad Hutto, was captured by audio making jokes about Baptists, white men and even the government, dropping the f-bomb while apologizing to a behind-closed-door crowd about the state of the federal system. Published October 30, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, campaigns with  Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa,  who is running for the U.S. Senate during a stop at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday October 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Quad City Times,Jeff Cook)

Hillary Clinton takes on women's issues for Bruce Braley

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone where Bruce Braley couldn't in the Iowa Senate race, taking on the so-called war on women for the Democrat as his Republican opponent Joni Ernst continues to outpace him in the polls. Published October 30, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Eric Holder: I'm sorry about the subpoena to Fox News reporter

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a somewhat shocker of a statement — given the White House's reputed animosity with Fox News — that in the end, he wished he had handled the subpoena for the cable outlet's journalist, James Rosen, a bit differently. Published October 30, 2014