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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

Chevy Chase a rambling 'train wreck' at Humane Society gala

Famed comic Chevy Chase gave a somewhat bewildering performance at a recent Humane Society of the United States gala, serving so poorly as a presenter that he was described by one attendee as a rambling "train wreck." Published November 25, 2014

Crowds watch the Remembrance Day ceremony from Parliament Hill near the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Patrick Doyle)

Canada government sites taken over by hackers

Several government websites in Canada have been hit by hackers -- specifically, those belonging to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the police forces of both Ottawa and Toronto. Published November 25, 2014

Chris Rock accepts the Hollywood comedy film award on stage at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Black Caucus decries 'black lives hold no value,' as celebrities tweet on ruling

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued a scathing assessment of the grand jury ruling that found Officer Darren Wilson was innocent of any crime during the shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, calling the decision a "miscarriage of justice" in a written statement. Published November 25, 2014

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference in this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rudy Giuliani: Blacks kill blacks — that's 'the reason for the heavy police presence'

New York City's Rudy Giuliani and MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson traded hot barbs during a televised interview about the roots of crime in black communities, with the former mayor ultimately blasting that if blacks didn't commit so many crimes, the police presence in their communities wouldn't be so heavy. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama: 'I've actually been very restrained' on executive actions

President Obama said on a nationally televised interview that he's tried to accommodate Republicans in Congress and wait patiently for them to make the move on immigration — and that historians will say that he's been "very restrained" with his executive actions. Published November 24, 2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, said a report on the Benghazi attack released late last week is "full of crap." (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Lindsey Graham slams own GOP on immigration: 'Shame on us'

Sen. Lindsey Graham turned on his own party during a television interview on CNN's "State of the Union," chiding Republicans for failing to pass immigration reform before President Obama issued an executive action granting amnesty to about 5 million illegals. Published November 24, 2014

Firefighters work to put out fires and protect structures along Center Street Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Weed, Calif. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette) ** FILE **

Florida fire department tells man reporting burning home: Call 911

A Florida man trying to stop his home from burning to the ground ran bare-footed down the road to the fire department that was located four houses away — only to be turned away by an emergency medical technician who told him to go call 911. Published November 24, 2014

Jihab Khayyam, of St. Louis, left, gets out of his car and honks his horn to show solidarity with demonstrators as they march through traffic protesting the August shooting of Michael Brown, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ferguson braces for eruption in wake of grand jury decision

Business owners have largely locked up shop, while area police have erected concrete barriers around the government buildings, all in anticipation of violence that could come from the grand jury decision in the Aug. 9 slaying of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama deplanes from Air Force One, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns form Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DCCC email warns Democrats that Obama could go to prison

Key Democrats are taking the threat of a lawsuit that's plaguing President Obama due to his executive actions and turning it into a subtle money-maker, calling on fellow party members in a mass email to sign a petition or their leader could go to prison. Published November 24, 2014