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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

John Wikoff, left, watches as John Elliott plants corn in what was once a rice field, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Bay City. "It's disheartening to lose your rice farming and your livelihood," Elliott said.  "I hope we can survive this; we had to retool and spend over $250,000 to buy a planter, tractor and equipment." Matagorda County farmers are being forced to downsize their farming operation and change crops, from rice to dry land corn, due to a lack of irrigation water for the third consecutive year from the Colorado River. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen)

U.N. climate alarmism on food supply all bunk, other scientific group says

Scientists who serve on a panel that's sort of the antithesis to the U.N.-tied International Panel on Climate Change — the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change — said the scare-mongering that's been making media rounds about dwindling food supplies due to atmospheric fluctuations is just that, nothing but bunk. Published April 9, 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Md., on March 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Mike Huckabee: 'I'm not homophobic,' I'm biblical

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took a firm stand for traditional marriage this week in Iowa, telling a crowd of Faith and Family Coalition attendees that he doesn't care how political history books paint him — when it comes to gay marriage, he stands firmly in the camp of biblical teachings. Published April 9, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush participates in a discussion with teachers and administrators at KIPP Academy in northeast Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The school received an "A'' grade from the Oklahoma State Department of Education's new A-F grading system and is touted as an example of a successful school in an urban setting with high poverty rates. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)

GOP runs from Jeb Bush's comments on illegal immigrants

Republicans in Congress have publicly rebuked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his comment that illegal immigrants break U.S. border laws only as an "act of love" for their families and shouldn't be treated as felons. Published April 9, 2014

** FILE ** Mayor Rob Ford laughs during a commercial break as he takes part in a live television mayoral debate in Toronto on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Rob Ford 'Crackathon' video game lights up Internet: 'Happy cracking!'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admitted crack cocaine use has spurred the creation of a video game that lets players dabble in the political world while picking up marijuana leafs and crack pipes — a so-dubbed "Crackathon" experience that's taken the Internet gaming world by storm. Published April 9, 2014

FILE - In this March 28, 1984, file photo, thousands of Apple Macintosh computers sit on double decked manufacturing lines. Friday, January 24, 2014, marks thirty years after the first Mac computer was introduced, sparking a revolution in computing and in publishing as people began creating fancy newsletters, brochures and other publications from their desktops. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Computer bug alert: 'Heartbleed' could expose millions of credit card numbers

A newly discovered computer bug that was found in software that's used to encrypt sensitive information -- credit card numbers, for instance -- has left millions of Internet users vulnerable, possibly exposing their private passwords and user names, as well as their financial data. Published April 9, 2014

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Oscar Pistorius: Reeva's blood was 'running down on me'

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian dubbed the Blade Runner, told the judge who's presiding over his murder trial that he remembers holding his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and feeling her "blood running down on me" as she died. Published April 9, 2014

Hillary Clinton dances closer to White House: 'I'm thinking about it'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the surest sign ever that she's truly heading down the path of White House campaigning in 2016, telling a CNN interviewer that the thought had not only crossed her mind — no surprise there — but that she's actually now mulling the pros and cons. Published April 9, 2014

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2015 for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Texas lawmakers rail against Eric Holder: You should be 'in jail'

Two tough-talking Texas lawmakers issued blunt words of criticism to Attorney General Eric Holder this week, telling him in front of a Capitol Hill crowd that not only should he be held in contempt, but that he should be sitting in a jail cell. Published April 9, 2014

The Ultimate Warrior speaks during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)

WWE wrestling legend 'Ultimate Warrior' dies at age 54

The legendary WWE wrestler known as "The Ultimate Warrior" — but given the birth name of James Hellwig — has died at the age of 54, just days after he was inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame. Published April 9, 2014

** FILE ** An undated photo of Adolf Hitler. (Image: United States Holocaust Museum)

Republican donor drops Hitler bomb into anti-Obamacare video

A big-time donation player to the Republican Party who famously said that aspirin placed between a woman's knees sufficed as birth control back in his day is back in the news again — this time, for a video aimed at taking down Obamacare starring none other than Adolf Hitler. Published April 8, 2014

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Ronald Reagan vs. Col. Sanders: Ky. bridge name game gets competitive

Yum Brands, the owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is pushing hard to name a new bridge leading Interstate 65 drivers over the Ohio River after Col. Harland Sanders, the white-haired, white-suited face of the franchise. But the good colonel has some competition — Ronald Reagan. Published April 8, 2014

**FILE** Match Inc. CEO and OKCupid co-founder Sam Yagan (Invision/AP)

OKCupid CEO called out for donation to anti-gay lawmaker

OKCupid, the online dating site that took Mozilla's CEO to task for a donation to a campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California, is now under fire for its own CEO essentially doing the same. Published April 8, 2014