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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

** FILE ** This March 26, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Shades of John Kerry: Boehner defends his Obamacare vote, vows repeal

House Speaker John Boehner took to national television to defend his role — and that of some of his fellow Republicans — in voting with Democrats on a tweak to Obamacare that was seen as a party betrayal by some conservatives. As part of his defense, he vowed Republicans on Capitol Hill under his leadership would continue to try and repeal Obamacare. Published April 8, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron speaks at a reception in his honor, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington. Aaron is turning 80 and is being celebrated with a series of events in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Hank Aaron suggests GOP is modern-day KKK

Baseball legend Hank Aaron, 80, acknowledged race relations have changed since his threat-filled days chasing Babe Ruth's home run record — but said modern tormenters still exist wearing suits and ties instead of KKK hoods. Published April 8, 2014

**FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., with House GOP leaders, speaks with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. At left is Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dem opposing Eric Cantor tells pro-lifers: You're 'mentally disabled'

A Democratic candidate running for the legislative seat currently held by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking the GOP head-on, slamming the gun rights crowd and the pro-life people with the same hateful brush that suggests: You're all inferior on the intellectual front. Published April 7, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, March 24, 2014, file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview, in New York.  On the “Late Show with David Letterman” Monday, March 24, 2014,  Carter said the Crimean annexation was “inevitable’ because Russia considers it to be part of their country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian. He also said Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn’t be permitted to go any further. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Jimmy Carter blasts Supreme Court for 'stupid decision'

Former President Jimmy Carter waded yet into another current political event, blasting the Supreme Court's recent campaign finance ruling and characterizing it as stupid a move as it made years ago in a similar case. Published April 7, 2014

A U.S. Navy helicopter lands aboard Destroyer USS Pinckney during a crew swap before returning to a search and rescue mission for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing. (AP Photo/Navy Media Content Service, Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris D. Boardman)

Navy unveils 'leap-ahead technology' that turns choppers into drones

The U.S. Navy has a new means of getting aid to military troops and Marines in the field without taking on more casualties: A software program that allows even the most novice of operators to guide an unmanned helicopter using a specially designed app and a tablet-size computer. Published April 7, 2014