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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

Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair, a gay couple from Los Angeles who have been together more than a decade, show their signed marriage certificate ahead of their New Year's Day wedding on AIDS Healthcare Foundation's third annual float entry, "Living the Dream," the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (Eric Reed/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

Rose Parade, 2013: Live gay wedding set for float

A San Diego woman has launched a Facebook drive to ban a Rose Parade float that features an actual same-sex wedding, saying the practice is banned by dozens of states and the family-friendly event shouldn't promote illegal activity. Published December 30, 2013

This undated picture publicly provided by  Museum Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, shows a painting by  Bernardo Belotto  with  the St. Charles Church in Vienna.   It is one of two disputed  works of art. The German government has refused a  request to hand back two paintings once owned by a Jewish businessman who was  persecuted by the Nazis. Germany’s Finance Ministry says it won’t return the 18 century paintings by Bernardo Bellotto to the heirs of Max Emden because he had already fled to Switzerland when he sold them. The ministry said in a statement Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013  that this meant the paintings couldn’t be considered “forced sales.”  Emden’s heirs maintain that their  grandfather sold the paintings because he needed money after his department stores in Germany had been seized by the Nazis. (AP Photo/Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Horst Kolberg)

Nazi-looted art found in German parliament

An art historian has discovered two priceless pieces that were suspected of being looted by Nazis — right inside Germany's parliament. Published December 30, 2013

** FILE ** New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at Lucky's Cafe in New York, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mayor Bloomberg blows $650M of own money on NYC in 12 years

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent about $650 million of his own money to various New York City causes over his 12-year reign — a shocking amount that nonetheless pales in comparison to his net worth, about $27 billion. Published December 30, 2013

Afghan women walk on a snow covered street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Kabul has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

America speaks: Get out of Afghanistan, most say

Only 17 percent of Americans now support the ongoing military operations in Afghanistan, with the vast majority saying the United States should get out and go home. Published December 30, 2013

**FILE** President Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

DNC tries to drum up dollars with Obama 'impeachment' fears

The Democratic National Committee is trying to jumpstart some fundraising flurry by using fear, suggesting that if party faithfuls don't give — and give big for the upcoming elections — President Obama could very well face impeachment. Published December 30, 2013

**FILE** President Obama is greeted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for his ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013, during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (Associated Press)

Obama and Hillary Clinton most admired man and woman? Gallup says so

Among the sea of recent polls that show President Obama is falling big time with the American people — due in part to Obamacare blunders and in part to his dishonesty about the health care rollout — now comes Gallup with a ray of light: He's still the most admired. Published December 30, 2013

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, center, installs with other Rabbis a giant Hanukkah Menorah at the launch of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, named Hanukkah, at the Pariser Platz near the Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Pa. rabbi sued for worst-case, botched circumcision

When it comes to circumcision errors, it really doesn't get any worse than this: A Pittsburgh-area rabbi mistakenly sliced a little too much, completely cutting off the infant's body part. Published December 30, 2013

1,250 bags of heroin seized by the Massachusetts State Police.

'Obama Care' heroin seized by police

Four people pulled over for traffic violations early Friday while driving a Massachusetts highway now face drug charges after police discovered and seized 1,250 bags of suspected heroin in the vehicle – that had been labeled “Obama Care” in large red letters. Published December 20, 2013

Image: Facebook, Rachel Washburn

Cheerleader-to-soldier: Philly Eagles girl turns in pom-poms for rifle

Rachel Washburn, 25, was a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles when she decided a career shift was in order. So she traded in her pom-poms and signed on the dotted Army contract line — and she’s since been serving as an intelligence officer with a special ops combat unit in Afghanistan. Published December 20, 2013