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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

Unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings patroled the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Friday as tensions in the country's Russian-speaking southeast escalated. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

Russian gunmen take up spots at main Crimea airport

Russians armed with guns and wearing military uniforms stormed into Crimea's main airport and took up positions on Friday, at the same time reports surfaced that Russia's naval forces took control of a second airport in Sevastopol. Published February 28, 2014

TSA agents man the checkpoint for pre-cleared passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson) ** FILE **

TSA agent puzzled by D.C. ID: 'Do you have a U.S.' ID?

A Transportation Security Administration worker threw a traveler for a loop after scrutinizing her valid driver's license from Washington, D.C., and then asking her: Do you have something from the United States? Published February 28, 2014

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots (Associated Press)

Happy birthday, tea party: Movement turns 5 years old

Five years ago today, tea party protesters rose up and took to the streets in more than 30 cities around the nation — and in remembrance, the grassroots is kicking off a big birthday bash in downtown Washington, D.C. Published February 27, 2014

**FILE** Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO and editor in chief of Forbes, talks to reporters after addressing the Ad Week Washington conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2008. (The Washington Times)

Chinese company poised to buy Forbes magazine for $250M

Fosun International Limited, a Chinese conglomerate headquartered in Shanghai, is poised to announce the $250 million purchase of Forbes media, including the company's signature magazine, a source told the New York Post. Published February 27, 2014

In this provided by Kitty Purry Inc, Katy Perry performs at her iHeartRadio "Prism" album release party at the new iHeartRadio Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Kitty Purry Inc./AP Images)

Liberal Bob Beckel rails at Muslims upset at Katy Perry: You're 'cowards'

Bob Beckel, the liberal fifth to Fox News' "The Five" political panel, used his airtime this week to decry Muslims who want to rage in offense against musician Katy Perry for a perceived slight in her new video — yet say nothing about the Islamic militants who are slaughtering school kids in Nigeria. Published February 27, 2014

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before running the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Johnny Manziel is an 'arrogant little [expletive],' ex-Oklahoma coach says

Johnny Manziel, a.k.a. "Johnny Football" for his star-showing with Texas A&M and his similarly star status as he winds toward the NFL draft, has nonetheless one detractor: Former Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer said he's an "arrogant little [expletive]" who embarrasses his team. Published February 27, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Fyodor Andreyev, president of the Alrosa diamond mining company in the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Metzel, Presidential Press Service)

Russia's Putin orders huge military exercise amid Ukraine unrest

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered most of the nation's soldiers stationed near the western region to take part in a massive military exercise — a nationally televised announcement that is likely to stoke tensions further with the Ukraine. Published February 26, 2014