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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 ** Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Anthony Weiner on Hillary Clinton: ‘Most qualified candidate in history’

Scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner — whose wife is a close associate to Hillary Clinton — laid it on pretty thick for the former first lady this week, characterizing her as quite possibly the best politician for the presidential role in the entire history of the United States. Published January 24, 2014

This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. USIS, the company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on. (AP Photo/The Guardian)

Russia extends asylum for Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden doesn’t have to return to the United States unless he wants to, the head of the foreign affairs committee for Russia said Friday. Published January 24, 2014

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wendy Davis tied to video that mocks wheelchair-bound Greg Abbott

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis — whose campaign has already been tainted by charges she stretched the truth with her biographical sketches — has a new scandal: Her supporters were caught on video mocking her wheelchair-bound political opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Published January 24, 2014

New York police chief charged with child porn possession

A police chief in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., who was tasked with teaching youth how to avoid situations that could lead to sexual abuse, has now been charged with possession of child pornography. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left), along with his aunt Kim Kyong-hui (right), attends a statue-unveiling ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 16, 2013, the birthday anniversary of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

North Korea pens appeal to South: Let’s be friends

North Korea’s National Defense Commission sent a somewhat surprising letter to South Korean authorities, suggesting the two countries set aside hostilities and enter an era of friendship. The friendly outreach didn’t come without a caveat, however. Published January 24, 2014

In this photo provided by the Indiana State Police, emergency crews work at the scene of a massive pileup involving more than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, along Interstate 94 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014, near Michigan City, Ind. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)

Indiana icy highway crash leaves 3 dead, 20 injured

At least 30 vehicles — including about a dozen semitrailers — crashed on an icy patch of Interstate 94 highway running through Indiana, leaving three dead and more than 20 injured. Published January 24, 2014

St. Louis woman says she’s being blackmailed for criticizing town hall

A St. Louis woman who spoke out strongly at recent local government meetings in Pevely said she's received a threatening note written with ransom-like text — cut-and-pasted blocks of printed words — advising that if she doesn't stop the talk, she'll be sorry. Published January 22, 2014

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wendy Davis digs in heels: ‘Damn right, it’s a true story’

Wendy Davis, the Democratic contender for governor in Texas who made national headlines for donning pink running shoes and a urinary catheter to try to filibuster an abortion bill, is digging in her heels on her newest political flare-up that finds she exaggerated certain campaign claims. Published January 22, 2014

** FILE ** Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds back tears as he gives his concession speech in Richmond, Va., after losing the governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Chris Christie should drop RGA role, Ken Cuccinelli says

Ken Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia and ex-gubernatorial candidate, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ought to step down from his leading role with the Republican Governors Association, given his blossoming scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Published January 22, 2014

The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, center, an Arizona civil rights activist, speaks during a news conference in Phoenix, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, after an Arizona State University fraternity hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes. Maupin is calling on the school to expel all students involved and permanently ban the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Arizona fraternity suspended over racial tone of MLK party

A fraternity at Arizona State University was forced to suspend operations after members hosted a party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that was deemed distasteful by some and outright racist by others. Published January 22, 2014

WWII vet fights village seizure of private property for public market

A World War II veteran on Fire Island, N.Y., is fighting off a taxpayer-funded attempt by his local duly elected officials to take over his privately owned grocery story via eminent domain and build, in its place, a market that would be owned by the village. Published January 22, 2014

Glenn Beck (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Glenn Beck says he regrets ‘helping tear the country apart’

Top television and radio host Glenn Beck said in an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News that he regrets some of his time at the cable network, when he hosted his own show, and admitted that he ratcheted rhetoric that helped drive a political wedge in America. Published January 22, 2014