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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

Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Legislative Summit in Washington, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Joe Biden warns Dems: 'We could lose' to Ted Cruz

Vice President Joseph R. Biden has sent out a call to arms to fellow Democrats, warning in a recent fundraising email that if they don't pony up and pay, the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz could win on Capitol Hill in November. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** A Christmas tree frames President Barack Obama as he talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Massachusetts townies demand school put 'Christmas' back on calendar

Apparently, Jesus is not the official reason for the season in Norwood, Mass., schools. But town residents have launched a fight, demanding that the school district — which previously subbed out "Christmas" on its student calendar for the more generic term of "winter" — reconsider its decision. Published March 31, 2014

Danes kick off new pro-sex campaign: 'Do it for Denmark!'

Denmark, just ranked as one of the happiest of countries by the United Nations, has now kicked off a campaign that will undoubtedly bolster its image even further on the world stage: Go forth and have sex. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** In this July 17, 2013, file photo is the B-17G "Yankee Lady" in front of the old Willow Run Bomber Plant at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. (AP Photo/File)

Secret stealth warplane caught on photo flying over Texas

Two photographers with a passion for planes have snapped between one and three pictures of what they believe is a previously unidentified type of stealth warplane as it streaked through airspace above Texas. Published March 31, 2014

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hugs a friend before a hearing at Tel Aviv's District Court. Monday, March 31, 2014. The court handed down the verdict in the wide-ranging Jerusalem real estate scandal case related to Olmert’s activities before becoming prime minister in 2006. A total of 13 government officials, developers and other businesspeople were charged in three separate schemes. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Ehud Olmert on bribery

Israel's former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, 68, was convicted Monday on charges of bribery — a guilty finding that seems the death knell on any thoughts he may have had for a political comeback. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** In this May 7, 2013, file photo, Kevin Brown, of Boston, right, places a Teddy bear at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the April 15, 2013, bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston's Copley Square. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Boston to mark bombing with library display of running bibs, shoes

Boston Public Library administrators are marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on marathon runners with a display of thousands of items from victims and concerned citizens, including some of the bibs and shoes worn during the April 15, 2013, race. Published March 31, 2014

France's far right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, left, arrives at the party headquarters in Nanterre, west of Paris, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Socialists in France lose big to center-right in city elections

Socialists in France admit their party just took a big hit in recent municipal elections, as preliminary results show voters took out their frustrations with a lagging economy and opted for more center-right candidates. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and the Senate GOP leadership answer questions following a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is at right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. John Barrasso: White House 'cooking the books' on Obamacare

Sen. John Barrasso has accused the Obama administration — which just claimed more than 6 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare — of spinning the numbers on the federal health care overhaul and "cooking the books." Published March 31, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a discussion on the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce "unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education" Friday, March 21, 2014, at J. Ormond Wilson Elementary School library in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Eric Holder: Feds will recognize Michigan gay marriage, despite law

Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's highest law enforcement official, said Friday that the federal government will recognize gay marriages that take place in Michigan — despite the fact that a court just ordered a halt to the ceremonies going forward. Published March 28, 2014

This Oct. 28, 1986, file photo shows Rosa Parks at Ellis Island in New York. (AP Photo, File) **FILE**

Bad Rosa Parks essay reignite ire over UNC cheating scandal

A former professor at the University of North Carolina has brought forward a blunt example of how the college sped big-name athletes with subpar grades to the goal line of graduation, despite lacking scholastic aptitudes: One essay on Rosa Parks, fewer than 150 words and filled with grammatical puzzlers, nonetheless received an A-minus, she said. Published March 28, 2014