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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

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo. Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas left a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments for President Barack Obama and Democrats this holiday season. Only a month or so ago, voters delivered them a lump of coal in midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Ted Cruz apologizes to colleagues for 'inconveniencing' their weekend

Sen. Ted Cruz said in a closed-door session with colleagues that he was sorry for trying to spark a government shutdown in protest of the $1.1 trillion budget bill and immigration amnesty in a way that upset his colleagues' schedules — and that he wished he "hadn't done it," a source at the meeting said. Published December 17, 2014

In this Dec. 12, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. Obama tells People magazine that every black professional male his age has had someone hand over their keys while waiting outside a restaurant. That happened to him, he said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama runs with 'presidential memoranda,' but brags of few executive orders

President Obama may have issued fewer executive orders than some previous presidents -- but he's definitely found a friend with presidential memoranda, and has used this White House power to push forward far-reaching personal agendas, from amnesty to clamp-downs on oil exploration. Published December 17, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Rand Paul's bill seeks to moot Obama's executive amnesty

Sen. Rand Paul introduced his Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act, a bill that would completely shut down President Obama's executive action to grant amnesty to roughly 5 million illegals — if it ever passed. Published December 16, 2014

Republican Dallas Woodhouse and his Democratic brother Brad Woodhouse, two pundits, were arguing on a recent Washington Journal television broadcast when their mother called in. (Screengrab from C-SPAN/YouTube)

Mom calls into C-SPAN to scold on-air pundit sons: Stop arguing

Republican Dallas Woodhouse and his Democratic brother Brad Woodhouse, two pundits on separate political poles, were staking out their opposite positions on a recent Washington Journal television broadcast — when their mother dialed in and told them to stop arguing. Published December 16, 2014