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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

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, photo, Dennis Rodman gestures during an interview after a promotional event to pitch a vodka brand in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Dennis Rodman heads back to North Korea — again

Dennis Rodman just can’t keep out of North Korea. The former basketball star is heading back to the tightly ruled nation on Dec. 18, his third visit in recent months. Published December 4, 2013

Paul Walker (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Westboro Baptists slam actor Paul Walker: He's 'in Hell'

Westboro Baptist Church members have announced plans to protest and picket at the funeral of Hollywood actor Paul Walker, who, along with another man, died Saturday in a fiery car crash in California. Published December 4, 2013

** FILE ** This image released by LightWorkers Media shows Diogo Morgado who plays Jesus in the film "The Bible." (AP Photo/LightWorkers Media, Joe Alblas)

‘Tipsforjesus’ mystery diner leaves huge tips across America

A generous tipper, or group of tippers, have been leaving massive tips for service staff at restaurants around the nation – in the thousand-dollar range – and following up with receipt posts to an Instagram account that reveals the motive behind the kindness: “Tipsforjesus.” Published December 4, 2013

Amr Moussa (center), the chairman of Egypt's 50-member panel tasked with amending the nation's Islamist-drafted constitution, arranges the members for a group picture after finishing the final draft of a series of constitutional amendments at the Shoura Council in Cairo on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Adoption of the new charter will be a giant step in the implementation of the road map announced by the nation's military chief when he toppled President Mohammed Morsi in a July 3 coup. The next steps will be parliamentary and presidential elections in the spring and summer of 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt’s draft constitution lets military choose key minister

The latest edition of the Egyptian Constitution guarantees the military the right to choose its own defense minister, at least for the next eight years, and that provision has some legal minds worried that the stage could be set for the creation of a tightly controlled military state. Published December 3, 2013

USPS sued over stamp image of Statue of Liberty

It's bad enough that the U.S. Postal Service released a so-called "Forever" stamp it claimed contained the image of the Statue of Liberty — the one that stands in New York Harbor — when it was actually, and mistakenly, the image of the version that stands outside New York-New York Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. Published December 3, 2013

** FILE ** MSNBC host Martin Bashir (Nick Wass/Invision/AP)

Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after anti-Sarah Palin rant

MSNBC's Martin Bashir, who recently rocked national headlines with a broadcast suggestion of defecating in the mouth of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has been noticeably missing from his Monday-night shows — but he's only on vacation, his network insisted. Published December 3, 2013

** FILE ** The Golden Dome on the campus of the University of Notre Dame outside South Bend, Ind., is pictured on Dec. 26, 2012. (Associated Press)

Notre Dame sues over Obamacare birth control — again

For the second time, the University of Notre Dame has filed a legal challenge to Obamacare, claiming the federal government has no constitutional right to compel the school to provide free birth control. Published December 3, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. John Cornyn: Obama & Co. has 'taken lying to a new level'

President Obama and his administrative heads have been covering up details about the attacks that took place on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, leaving four Americans dead, one key senator said this week. Published December 3, 2013

ACLU files suit against Catholics for no-abortion hospital policy

Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit in federal court against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, arguing that the group’s aversion to abortion caused medical staff at one Roman Catholic hospital to provide a pregnant woman who went into early labor subpar care. Published December 3, 2013

People at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-thaek, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Two South Korean lawmakers say they were told by intelligence officials that two associates of Mr. Jang were executed last month and that the uncle has not been seen publicly since then, indicating he may have been dismissed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Kim Jong-un’s uncle goes missing in North Korea as reports surface of his firing

Lawmakers in South Korea say recent intelligence shows that not only were two colleagues of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle recently executed, but around the same time, the powerful family figure — considered a key influence on the freshman dictator — disappeared from public view. Published December 3, 2013

** FILE ** Rush Limbaugh. (Associated Press)

Rush Limbaugh decries Pope Francis’ ‘pure Marxism’ teachings

Conservative radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh said Pope Francis has issued a 50,000-word statement, "The Joy of the Gospel," that contains notable suggestions for Catholic Church reform — but of dismay is the pontiff's economic principles and denouncement of capitalism. Published December 3, 2013