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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 ** Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo)

Joe Biden potshots Bill Clinton in 'Elizabeth Warren-type speech'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden took a quick potshot at former President Bill Clinton during a closed-door speech in South Carolina, saying the decline of the middle class actually started under his watch and not under former President George W. Bush's. Published May 12, 2014

** FILE ** Volunteer Stella Chambers, center, explains some of the Affordable Health Care Act to visitors to a health care coverage registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Only 12 percent of Americans see Obamacare as a success

Despite the White House's recent announcement about the 8 million enrollees into the president's signature health care plan, only 12 percent of newly surveyed Americans say Obamacare is a success. Published May 12, 2014

** FILE ** This photo released Dec. 8, 2011, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards claims to show Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh (left), the chief of the aerospace division of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, listening to an unidentified colonel as he points to a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel drone that Tehran said its forces downed earlier in the week. (Associated Press/Sepahnews)

Iran claims success in building copycat U.S. drone

Iran's state-run television reported that the nation has succeeded in constructing a copycat of a U.S. drone that it captured in 2011 and that authorities are soon going to take the craft on a test flight. Published May 12, 2014

Yemeni soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a state security court during a trial of suspected al Qaeda militants in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. A Yemen security official said an explosion Sunday in the province of Bayda had killed at least 13 suspected al Qaeda militants. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. drone strike kills 6 al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen

A U.S. drone targeted and killed six al Qaeda militants in the southern province of Yemen on Monday — the latest in a string of American-led attacks on the terrorist group that has set down roots in the region, authorities there said. Published May 12, 2014

Brigid Turner, a Jamaican national who lives in Brooklyn, holds a sign while chanting during a rally in front of the Nigerian consulate, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. Dozens gathered to join the international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria. As the worldwide effort got underway the weakness of the Nigerian military was exposed in a report issued by Amnesty International. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Boko Haram: We'll swap 200 school girls for prisoners

The head of Boko Haram in Nigeria released a video on Monday in which he suggested the group would let go 200 kidnapped school girls, in exchange for the release of an unnamed number of imprisoned militants. Published May 12, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after speaking at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

North Korea's screed: Obama is 'a crossbreed' with 'figure of a monkey'

The White House has rallied in condemnation of a North Korean publication that took its racist views of President Obama to the 10th degree, calling him — once translated into English — a "clown," a "dirty fellow" and someone who ought to go live with the monkeys. Published May 9, 2014

Former president Bill Clinton speaks at a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University, in this March 21, 2014, file photo taken in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bill Clinton shocks with quip on Goldman Sachs CEO: 'Slit his throat'

Bill Clinton may have been joking, but his advice to former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on what to do about banking bailout opponent Goldman Sachs' CEO Lloyd Blankfein shocked just the same: The former president suggested taking him to a dark alley and killing him. Published May 9, 2014

** FILE ** South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, talks with Mandla Mandela, left, after they and other dignitaries unveiled a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Fake Mandela memorial sign interpreter freed from psych ward to cut app ad

The fake sign language interpreter for the deaf who put on a baffling yet humorous performance at the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela — right on stage next to U.S. President Obama — has been set free from his psychiatric ward confines for a day to help an Israeli company cut a commercial. Published May 9, 2014

** FILE ** Wild macaques huddled against the cold in southwest China's Guizhou province as record-breaking winter storms pound eastern, central and southern provinces, stranding holiday travelers and burying dwellings in Nanjing (above) in the east under heavy snow. (Associated Press)

China's new secret air force weapon: Monkeys

The People's Liberation Army Air Force has spent time and money training macaques — a form of monkey with a shorter tail — to clear the base of nesting birds, and in so doing, keep troops healthy and from harm's way, the PLA website reported. Published May 9, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks during a campaign stop at American Legion Post 20 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Greenwood, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

GOP senators push for federal ban on post-20 week abortions

Senate Republicans under the pressing of South Carolina's Lindsey Graham are using the one-year anniversary of the Kermit Gosnell abortion atrocity to press for new federal bans on the procedure, post 20 weeks. Published May 9, 2014