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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

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the release of Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House to election-year Democrats: Don't blame Obama

President Obama is not to blame for what ails Democrats at the polls — that's the word from White House press secretary Josh Earnest to vulnerable candidates who are fleeing the commander-in-chief's presence. Published October 22, 2014

Tea partyers toe GOP line and back moderates for Senate

Tea Party Patriots and Tea Party Express members say it's more important to win the Senate than elect hardcore conservatives, and they have put out the word: Moderates like Sen. Pat Roberts and Sen. Scott Brown have their support. Published October 22, 2014

A man sits in a chair in front of a beach as Hurricane Gonzalo approaches to the area in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo formed Monday in the Caribbean and was on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands with heavy rain and wind. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Puerto Rico judge upholds gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Puerto Rico said yes, the territory may in fact keep intact a ban on gay marriage — a ruling that legal minds say could now reverberate among Northeastern states. Published October 22, 2014

President Barack Obama cast a ballot at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago, while participating in early voting. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the 2014 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to go 'full Mussolini' after election: Mark Levin

Conservative radio host Mark Levin warned the American public during a Fox News television appearance that President Obama has nothing to lose in his last couple years in office and will press forward with aggression and fervor to realize his agenda. Published October 22, 2014

In this undated file photo provided by the Toledo Zoo, baby polar bear cubs Suka and Sakari, born in November 2012 are seen at the zoo in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Zoo, File)

Canadian town cancels trick-or-treating over fear of polar bears

So much for trick-or-treating on Halloween for one Canadian town. The blooming polar bear population on the small hamlet of Arviat has caused enough concern among parents and officials that they've called off the door-to-door candy begs. Published October 22, 2014

Paula McDaniel and Donna West pose with their American and rainbow flags on their front porch on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Casper, Wyo. West brought out the rainbow flag after hearing the news that Wyoming's ban on gay marriage has been struck down. Gay couples are expected to be able to marry in Wyoming beginning Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo, Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)

Wyoming is the latest state to crumble on gay marriage ban

Wyoming on Tuesday was poised to become the next state in line to cave to the gay marriage crowd, prepping to file a legal notice that makes clear authorities won't defend its ban on same-sex unions. Published October 21, 2014

Traffic flows past a red light camera operated by Redflex in Sioux Falls, S.D, on Nov. 22, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Red-light cameras slapped down by Florida court

A Florida District Court of Appeals judge ruled recently that red-light camera companies can't issue tickets, a decision that slaps back the right of private firms to mail fines to motorists. Published October 21, 2014