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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

Columnist Rusty Humphries says when Rush Limbaugh and the other big nationwide conservative talk shows arrived, other forms of conservative media grew with them. (Associated Press)

Rush Limbaugh laments world is 'openly mocking' Obama

Conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh lamented that President Obama has been coming through loud and clear on the Crimea front in recent days — with an unfortunate message of a weak America. Published March 19, 2014

Michael Smith (left) stands beside a Somerset County Sheriff deputy outside his home in Norridgewock, Maine, on March 18, 2014. Officers armed with assault rifles descended on Smith's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun. The "gun" the tree crew had seen on Smith actually was a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach. (Associated Press/Morning Sentinel, David Leaming)

Gun tattoo on man's stomach sends Maine police into tizzy

Police carting assault rifles and responding to what they thought was a complaint of a homeowner wielding a handgun were shocked to learn that the man was actually touting something far less threatening: a tattoo. Published March 19, 2014

** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Netanyahu hits back at Syria: We'll hit 'those who attack us'

Tough-talking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the early morning air attacks on strategic military Syrian sites in the Golan Heights were not only justified, but that they would continue if necessary. Published March 19, 2014

United States Senator Ted Cruz-R from Texas speaks out against Obamacare at the Texas Public Policy Foundation morning keynote address Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a conservative conference in Austin Friday that President Barack Obama is lawless, dangerous and terrifying, providing the right-wing rhetoric to his base that makes him so popular in his home state.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

Obamacare glitch leaves heart attack victim with $400K bill

A man in Las Vegas who thought he was covered under his state's Obamacare exchange just learned — after having a heart attack — he wasn't, and he's now been stuck with the $400,000-plus medical bill. Published March 19, 2014

** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2014, photo shows Tuskegee Airmen G.I. Joe action figures in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

American beliefs: CIA infects blacks with HIV; feds hide cancer cure

About half of Americans think that the federal government is purposely keeping the world in the dark about the link between cancer and cell phones — and that the Central Intelligence Agency purposely infected blacks with the HIV virus, a new survey showed. Published March 19, 2014

Downtown Disney disaster: Fish tank explodes at dinosaur-themed cafe

No fish were injured in the making of this video: That's the message one patron at a Downtown Disney cafe in Florida wanted to convey, after she caught on tape the quick-thinking actions of workers who responded to a sudden fish tank explosion. Published March 19, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo call on a reporter during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio is urging state lawmakers to support his proposed tax hike on wealthy city residents to pay for universal prekindergarten. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

N.Y. shoots down tuition for illegals in surprise Senate vote

New York has shut the door on providing taxpayer dollars for undocumented and illegal immigrants to attend school in the state, after the Republican-controlled Senate shot down the matter during a vote that fell just two ballots shy of passage. Published March 18, 2014