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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

President Ronald Reagan appeared hip in the sense that he was of good cheer, canny and young at heart, minus annoying attitude. (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Ronald Reagan slammed as sexist in college textbook

Conservatives students attending the University of South Carolina say one of the college's textbooks has portrayed Ronald Reagan as a sexist and a pessimist — and they're so angry at the description that they're ready to revolt. Published February 18, 2014

Carl DeMaio, left, a former city councilman who narrowly lost a bid for San Diego mayor last year, announces he won't seek the job again in a Nov. 19 special election to replace the disgraced Bob Filner in San Diego Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. At his side in San Diego's Spanish Landing Park is partner Jonathan Hale. (AP Photo/ Elliot Spagat)

The new GOP? Republican openly campaigns with gay partner

A Republican seeking congressional office and touting a reform agenda has just made history by becoming the first politician on the campaign trail to bring his gay partner to the forefront, with an advertising film Published February 14, 2014

Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa. (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Jason Malmont )

Pennsylvania Turnpike in chaos amid multiple crashes

Multiple accidents along the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike caused a massive pileup Friday, and emergency responders are still trying to sort out what happened. Published February 14, 2014

American and Afghan soldiers turn away from the dusty rotor wash as an Afghan soldier and police officer wounded in an ongoing firefight are evacuated by a U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Destiny medevac helicopter, at the Afghan and U.S. Forward Operating Base Howz-e-Madad, operated by the the 101st's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. The The 101st Airborne's 2-502 and their Afghan Army partners operate in a district which, as the birthplace of the Taliban movement, continues to hold many well-armed fighters, and a support network which provides the fighters with improvised explosives and safe havens. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Army reservist says Afghanistan service medals stolen

An Army Reserve soldier recognized for outstanding service in Afghanistan says a robber stole her military medals while she ate with her parents at a reunion dinner in Hartford, Conn. Published February 14, 2014

** FILE ** New York Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a bottle as he takes a drink during his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. De Blasio, delivering one of the most important speeches of his young administration, outlined his vision for New York and offered a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Al Roker unleashes on Mayor Bill de Blasio for NYC's open schools

Al Roker — the "Today" show weatherman known as much for his sunny disposition as for his atmospheric forecasts — took to Twitter to let newly minted Mayor Bill de Blasio know his views of the decision to keep open snowy New York City's schools, and it wasn't pretty. Published February 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this Nov. 25, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center in San Francisco. Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats in 2014, putting the full force of his political brand behind his party's efforts to gain seats in the House and prevent Republicans from snatching control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Billionaire Tom Perkins: No voting rights for non-taxpayers

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins offered a novel idea that would simultaneously change the world and ratchet the American worker's willingness to work hard: Do away with voting rights for those who don't pay taxes. He seemed only half-joking, CNN reported. Published February 14, 2014

In this  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, photo, workers from Facebook's health center gather near a banner promoting gay pride at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. The social media giant is adding a customizable profile option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say

Researchers say they've found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don't have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality. Published February 14, 2014

Janie Funai, left, of Mechanicsville, Va., plays "Candy Crush" on her phone while waiting with her children Emma, 16, center, and Ben, 25, for a flight at Richmond International Airport, Thursday.  Feb. 13, 2014. They arrived around 5 a.m. with Ben to catch a 6:55 a.m. flight which was canceled.   They were waiting to board a flight to Charlotte, N.C.  Ben is on his way to Las Vegas to see a performance by Britney Spears. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)

Winter woes lead to record-breaking flight cancellations: 75,000

Seventy-five thousand. That's the minimum number of airline flights that have been canceled around the nation since Dec. 1, a record-breaking figure that reflects the miserable winter weather that's dotted much of the U.S. map. Published February 14, 2014