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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

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

John McCain rebuked by Ariz. GOP for ‘unbecoming’ deal-making with Dems

The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has spoken, and they're not happy with Sen. John McCain. The group issued a sharp and formal written rebuke of their senator, calling his work across party lines — particularly with Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid — destructive to GOP party principles. Published September 12, 2013

Mississippi students under fire for patriotic 9/11 T-shirts

Two students who wore Sept. 11 tribute T-shirts to their high school in Slayden, Miss., are in trouble with administrators, who accused them of dress code violations and ordered them to change clothes. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Actor James Woods (Associated Press)

James Woods on Obama: He’s the ‘gift from hell’

It's a safe bet there's no love lost between Hollywood actor James Woods and President Obama — the former has taken to Twitter several times over the last few months to trash the policies and politics of the latter. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich on Oct. 10, 2011. (Associated Press)

Facebook facing FTC fire for privacy changes

The Federal Trade Commission said it is investigating Facebook to determine if two of its recently announced privacy rule reforms are in violation of a 2011 agreement. Published September 12, 2013

University of Alabama sororities accused of blocking blacks

A judge who sits on the board at the University of Alabama has recommended the school investigate charges made by a student-run publication that sororities have intentionally blocked black women from pledging. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner greets voters after making his concession speech at Connolly's Pub in midtown Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in New York. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held a clear lead Tuesday night in New York City's mayoral Democratic primary as polls closed, according to early and incomplete voting returns. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)(AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Anthony Weiner exits NYC mayoral race with middle finger to crowd

Talk about going out with a bang. The last image New York City had of former Rep. Anthony Weiner as he drove from his primary election night party — a loser in the mayoral race — was his middle finger, held high in his passenger-side window. Published September 11, 2013

A Syrian refugee sits on the ground at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese Town of Al-Faour, Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on Sept. 11, 2013. Lebanon is a tiny country that shares a porous border with Syria, and has seen cross-border shelling, sectarian clashes and car bombings in recent months related to the civil war raging next door. The country of 4.5 million already is already host to nearly 1 million Syrian refugees. (Associated Press)

U.N. panel finds both sides in Syria guilty of war crimes

As discussions heat in the international community about what to do over Syria’s chemical weapon use, a panel of U.N. human rights investigators came forward Wednesday with some new findings, implicating both sides in war crimes. Published September 11, 2013

Israel President Peres: I trust Obama and Putin on Syria

Israel President Shimon Peres said at a Wednesday graduation ceremony for naval recruits that he trusts President Obama and President Putin, when it comes to forging a deal to bring a peaceful solution to Syria’s chemical weapon dilemma. Published September 11, 2013

Ron Paul

Ron Paul launches home-school course on Constitution

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, libertarian extraordinaire, may have given up his congressional pin, but he's far from removed from the political arena. He's launched a new project aimed at providing home-schoolers with historically accurate information on the U.S. Constitution. Published September 11, 2013