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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, the logo for General Motors decorates the entrance at the site of a GM information technology center in Roswell, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

GM claims record profits, $22.6B, but taxpayers still out $10.6B

General Motors may have bounced back from its 2009 bankruptcy to take a top spot on the list of most profitable companies in the world, claiming $22.6 billion in earnings in its most recent filings. But taxpayers who funded the company's bailout probably aren't as cheerful. Published May 30, 2014

In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams during an NBC Exclusive interview. Snowden told Williams that he worked undercover and overseas for the CIA and the NSA. (AP Photo/NBC News)

Edward Snowden: Obama 'gave me courage, he gave me hope'

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden — who now claims he actually worked as a spy for the NSA and CIA — said President Obama's election gave him hope that America's surveillance activities would stop. But now he's not so sure, he said. Published May 30, 2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice (Associated Press/File)

Susan Rice denies Edward Snowden was a government spy

National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unequivocal in her response to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, when he asked if Edward Snowden had been employed as a government spy for the CIA and NSA: No, she said. Published May 29, 2014

Radio host Mark Levin speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention  in Indianapolis on April 25, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mark Levin: Obama's replacement faces 'hell of a job' of rebuilding

The one who steps into President Obama's shoes and takes over the executive role at the White House faces an uphill climb, to put it mildly, to bring the nation back to its economic and military glory, said conservative commentator Mark Levin. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Seattle police sue Eric Holder over crackdown on powers

Police in Seattle say new rules stemming from a settlement with the Justice Department over their alleged excessive use of force have now tipped the scales in favor of criminals and that officers are now being unduly hampered in performing their jobs and carrying out arrests. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** Boston College's live American Eagle mascot flies over Alumni Stadium as the commencement ceremony began, Monday, May 19, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Boston police hunt down The Tickler: 'This is no myth'

A male suspect dubbed by Massachusetts police as the Boston Tickler has been breaking into homes in the Brighton area, watching students who attend the local college as they sleep — sometimes tickling their feet. Published May 29, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama attends a meeting with Communities In Schools board members at the Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Michelle Obama digs in for GOP 'assault' on lunch mandates

First lady Michelle Obama is gearing up to defend her school lunch menus from Republicans in Congress who are calling for a scale-back to the regulations, based on student complaints of going hungry and districts' claims of losing money. Published May 27, 2014

Army combat helmets assigned to Soldiers participating in the 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition sit at the ready during the Urban Warfighting Orientation Course phase of the competition. U.S. Army photo.

Pentagon spending $30 million to develop brain implants

Boston researchers are set to kick off a five-year, $30 million brain implant project based on President Obama's "BRAIN" initiative -- an ambitious Department of Defense project that is aimed at helping combat veterans deal with the mental injuries and stresses of battlefield deployments. Published May 27, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, has characterized the new House select committee tasked with investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, as "a hunting mission for a lynch mob." Democrats have yet to decide if they will appoint any members to the panel. (Associated Press)

Dianne Feinstein jumps on Calif. shooting to slam NRA: 'Shame on us'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has taken the recent California shooting by the University of California, Santa Barbara, that left six dead as cause to rally for more gun control, to slam the National Rifle Association's lobby work and to chastise Americans who aren't on board with national background checks. Published May 27, 2014