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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

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

Ted Cruz’s dad rips RINOs: ‘We, the people, are not stupid’

The apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad took to the stage at a recent Colorado event to deliver a scathing speech in support of his son’s filibuster try and to put Republicans-In-Name-Only on notice. Published October 2, 2013

Police block the road to the Jacksonville International Airport terminal as the bomb disposal unit drives by on the right Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

Jacksonville airport reopens after bomb squad clears takeoffs

Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was back in full swing on Wednesday, after police found two suspicious packages, evacuated the airport and called in the bomb squad to deactivate what they described as a “destructive” device. Published October 2, 2013

Guido Barilla (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barilla pasta king says sorry — again — for gay comments

The chairman of the Barilla Group, under fire for saying his business ads would never feature gay couples, issued first an apology, then another apology, and now says he will meet with leading same-sex groups to gain some sensitivity and awareness of the issues they confront. Published October 1, 2013

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Nancy Pelosi raises ghost of George Washington to condemn GOP

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, visibly angry with Republicans for standing fast on their opposition to Obamacare and forcing the Democrat-controlled Senate to enter government shutdown mode on Tuesday, pulled out a George Washington paraphrase on Tuesday to lambaste the GOP. Published October 1, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks as he stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama now says Obamacare will bring months of 'glitches'

President Obama said in comments broadcast Tuesday, on the cusp of enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges, that of course there will be "glitches" in the implementation of the health reform — months of glitches, he added. Published October 1, 2013

Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

Ron Binz, Obama's energy nominee, withdraws under pressure

President Obama's nomination to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced he was stepping aside on Tuesday, on the heels of concerted pressure from the coal industry and a widespread reluctance in the Senate to take on the confirmation battle. Published October 1, 2013

A Flight for Life helicopter rises above backed-up traffic on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in south-central Colorado  as emergency personnel work to aid hikers trapped after a rock slide on the trail to Agnes Vaille Falls. (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Colorado rock slide kills 5, injures 1

Emergency responders on Tuesday returned to the site of a devastating rock slide on a popular Colorado mountain to recover the bodies of five hikers who were killed. A sixth hiker, a girl aged 13, was pulled from the rubble hours earlier, transported for treatment of various injuries. Published October 1, 2013