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

Sharyl Attkisson: Team Obama is having 'chilling effect' on media

The Obama White House, for all its talk about openness and transparency, is hardly in the business of promoting openness and transparency in government — and is way worse when it comes to clamping down on the media than previous administrations, Sharyl Attkisson said. Published April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people on the tarmac as they arrive on Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014, as they travel to the Al Sharpton's National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michelle must be thrilled! USDA bans all junk food sales at schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules that pretty much ban schools from offering students the chance to buy any type of junk food at all — even in the vending machines that are on campus but operated by independent companies. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

DCCC's Steve Israel says majority of Republicans are racist

Rep. Steve Israel, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said on a recent CNN appearance that the majority of Republican lawmakers and party members are racist — but then threw a bone and clarified that maybe "not all" were. Published April 14, 2014

An Indian Sikh stands next to an Indian Election Commission banner urging people to vote, at a bus stop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. India started the world's largest election Monday where the country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sikhs with long beards complain they can't go in U.S. military

Only three of 500,000 active-duty and reserve Army troops are Sikhs — followers of a religion that started in the Punjab region — and that has a few of them upset, decrying a U.S. military policy against long hair and beards that won't let them easily join. Published April 14, 2014

Ramon Pichs Madruga, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, and Rejendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, from left, pose prior to a press conference as part of a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The panel met from April 7, 2014 until April 12, 2014 in the German capital.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

U.N. climate experts call for 'near zero' emissions, global taxes

Climate change experts affiliated with the United Nations said the only way to turn back the clock on global warming-type disasters is to force all the nations of the world to keep all production and energy activities to a "near zero" carbon emission level — and to mandate taxes and fees across the world. Published April 14, 2014

Pleasant Grove Police investigate the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sunday, April 13, 2014. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah police scour for clues after finding 7 dead babies in garage

Utah police are questioning the mother and her family members to try and determine how the bodies of seven babies could have been stuck inside cardboard boxes and placed in their garage over the past decade without anyone noticing. Published April 14, 2014

Hall of Fame Inductees, Hall and Oates, Daryl Hall and John Oates speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Hall & Oates, E Street Band among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band were among the artists inducted Thursday night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — a long-awaited honor for the two 1980s acts that recognized their lasting cultural contributions during a musical era known and even mocked for its prevalence of one-hit wonders. Published April 11, 2014

Rush Limbaugh (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rush Limbaugh: CBS 'declared war on the heartland of America'

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk show giant, said CBS has just made a massive cultural statement that sets traditional, heartland America in its sights by hiring comedian Stephen Colbert as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement. Published April 11, 2014

Actress Reese Witherspoon and her pet pooch in the movie "Legally Blonde."

CDC finds women shunning babies for little lapdogs

Young women just aren't that crazy about babies any more, shunning the diaper changes and midnight feedings for dubbed-in family members that don't demand as much care: dogs. And not just any type dog -- specifically, those that weigh less than 25 pounds. Published April 11, 2014