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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

Scene from Rocky IV starring Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren.

Kerry evokes 'Rocky IV' to warn Putin

Secretary of State John Kerry hailed to Hollywood to make clear that Russian leader Vladimir Putin better listen up, and listen up good, to Ukrainians who stood fast for reform: "This is not Rocky IV," he said. Published February 26, 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

Rush Limbaugh (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rush Limbaugh: Arizona's Jan Brewer's 'bullied by the homosexual lobby'

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh issued one of his usual direct assessments of a political hot-button matter on his latest broadcast, calling the gay lobby rights crowd a group of bullies who were trying to silence Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer. Published February 26, 2014

President Barack Obama glances at the crowd as walks off the stage after speaking at the National Organizing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama tells Obamacare volunteers: You're doing 'God's work'

President Obama told the pro-Obamacare crowd that they ought not be discouraged by those who put down the health care reform and point out its many failures and flounderings because the Affordable Care cause has been blessed by God. Published February 26, 2014

In this photo provided by NBC, from left, actress Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden appear with host Seth Meyers on the premiere of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Joe Biden blunder raises ire of working women

Vice president Joe Biden's latest controversy, handed down during an appearance on "The View," has raised the hackles of several women who say his 1950s-era image of what women want is degrading, offensive and ridiculously stereotypical. Published February 26, 2014

** FILE ** This is a Friday, March 3, 2006, file photo of Moazzam Begg  outside the United States Embassy in London. British police say a former Guantanamo Bay detainee is one of four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Freed Gitmo detainee arrested in London during terror investigation

A human rights group in Britain is outraged that one of its members — a high-profile director named Moazzam Begg, who was once imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay — was arrested in London over an investigation into his suspicious ties to terrorists in Syria. Published February 26, 2014

Actor Alec Baldwin , shown here with wife Hilaria, has been cast to play the mayor of New York City in a new HBO drama. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)

Media-bashing Alec Baldwin wins 'Law & Order' role as journalist

In a curious twist of fate, the Hollywood actor known almost as much for his hatred of paparazzi and the media as for his commercial screen appearances — Alec Baldwin — has won a role in "Law & Order: SVU" as none other than a journalist. Published February 26, 2014

Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, the state's leading gay-rights group, urges participants at a Statehouse rally to work to defeat conservative legislators, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Dozens rallied for gay rights as backers of "religious freedom" legislation worked to counter perceptions that their measure would encourage widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Americans' approval of gays hikes by 21 percentage points

Americans may not be able to agree on immigration reform, or education policy, or military spending — but on gays, they're speaking loud and clear: More and more are approving of same-sex marriage than ever before, the Public Religion Research Institute found. Published February 26, 2014

Colombian informant says U.S. 'jerking me around' on $5M reward

A Colombian man who said he helped federal agents in the mid-2000s arrest and convict the then-leader of the nation's most powerful drug cartel — Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez, a.k.a. "Don Diego" — says the FBI has reneged on its promise to pay the $5 million reward. Published February 25, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Black pastors group calls for Eric Holder impeachment over gay marriage

"If Obama was a white man, he would be impeached," said Rev. William Owens, the group's founder and president. "Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don't give him a pass. I'm very black, been black all my life. He doesn't get a pass. I don't give him a pass." Published February 25, 2014

In this May 21, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a honeybee is attracted to a flower near an apiary in Washington, D.C. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)

USDA to spend $3M to help feed honeybees in five states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to spend about $3 million of taxpayer dollars to improve farmlands to help feed honeybees in the Midwest, an initiative aimed at helping farmers and ranchers who depend on the insect to pollinate their plants. Published February 25, 2014

Few Army women want combat jobs anyway, survey shows

A preliminary finding from a survey of 170,000 female Army soldiers finds that for all the talk about opening doors to combat for women, most don't want to jump into the middle of the battle zone anyway. Published February 25, 2014