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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

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

**FILE** Former Rep. Allen B. West (Associated Press)

Allen West: I'm 'disgusted' by Benghazi lies from Obama, Hillary

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West said he's "disgusted" by the congressional revelation that the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented, and said that the nation deserves better leaders. 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

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

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

** 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

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

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