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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

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

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