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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

A Russian military vessel patrols the waterfront along the Black Sea, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in central Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

U.S. warship runs aground en route to Sochi

One of the U.S. Navy ships that was tasked to the Black Sea in case of emergency at the Olympic Games in Sochi never made it — it ran aground as it was pulling into Turkey, a senior U.S. military official said. Published February 18, 2014

** FILE ** Lt. Richard Ko sifts through marijuana plants in a field on Wednesday in Sanger, Calif. California narcotics officers have pulled millions fewer pot plants from remote forests than in past years. (Associated Press)

Pro-marijuana activists give up on California for a couple years

Looks like California will likely stay out of the marijuana business for at least the next couple years. The leading strategists who have brought to vote most of the marijuana initiatives seen around the nation since 1996 have put the brakes on a California measure, saying funding is proving an issue. Published February 18, 2014

President Ronald Reagan appeared hip in the sense that he was of good cheer, canny and young at heart, minus annoying attitude. (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Ronald Reagan slammed as sexist in college textbook

Conservatives students attending the University of South Carolina say one of the college's textbooks has portrayed Ronald Reagan as a sexist and a pessimist — and they're so angry at the description that they're ready to revolt. Published February 18, 2014

** FILE ** Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazanni, posing here with a frame from his role as Satan in the popular five-part mini-series "The Bible" during an interview in Casablanca, Morocco, was surprised to wake up one morning and find that that some thought he looked like U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

'Son of God' movie cuts Satan due to Obama likeness

Producers of the new "Son of God" movie — the followup to the highly successful miniseries, "The Bible" — say they've cut out the character of Satan because he looks too much like President Obama. Published February 18, 2014

In this  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, photo, workers from Facebook's health center gather near a banner promoting gay pride at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. The social media giant is adding a customizable profile option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say

Researchers say they've found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don't have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality. Published February 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this Nov. 25, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center in San Francisco. Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats in 2014, putting the full force of his political brand behind his party's efforts to gain seats in the House and prevent Republicans from snatching control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Billionaire Tom Perkins: No voting rights for non-taxpayers

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins offered a novel idea that would simultaneously change the world and ratchet the American worker's willingness to work hard: Do away with voting rights for those who don't pay taxes. He seemed only half-joking, CNN reported. Published February 14, 2014

** FILE ** New York Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a bottle as he takes a drink during his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. De Blasio, delivering one of the most important speeches of his young administration, outlined his vision for New York and offered a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Al Roker unleashes on Mayor Bill de Blasio for NYC's open schools

Al Roker — the "Today" show weatherman known as much for his sunny disposition as for his atmospheric forecasts — took to Twitter to let newly minted Mayor Bill de Blasio know his views of the decision to keep open snowy New York City's schools, and it wasn't pretty. Published February 14, 2014