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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** In this May 6, 2010, file photo, a DirecTV satellite dish is attached to a roof at a home in Palo Alto, Calif. DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite TV operator, said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, it attracted more new subscribers in the fourth quarter than it has in a decade. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

DirecTV boots Weather Channel in ‘unprecedented’ contract dispute

DirecTV satellite executives have given the boot to the Weather Channel, a dramatic decision that caps weeks of contentious contract disputes that included a meteorologist-driven push to paint the television provider as unconcerned with Americans’ welfare. Published January 14, 2014

FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, French Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande, right, offers a rose to his companion Valerie Trierweiler, in Tulle, southwestern France. The woman considered France's first lady was hospitalized after a report the president is having an affair with an actress, her office said Sunday, as a poll was released showing the French shrugging off any liaison as none of their business. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

France’s Francois Hollande to face reporters over affair fallout

French President Francois Hollande has switched gears. Instead of insisting that any affair he may or may not have been conducting with an actress is his own business, Mr. Hollande is now holding a press conference with reporters and will face the masses on Tuesday. Published January 14, 2014

Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)

Pope Francis to baptismal moms at Sistine Chapel: Go ahead and breastfeed babies

Pope Francis — already perceived as the pontiff of the plain masses for his humble reach-out to the poverty-stricken and his physical embrace of the afflicted and obviously ailed — has now sent a new shockwave with another image buster, telling moms during a baptism: Go ahead and breastfeed. Published January 13, 2014

** FILE ** Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson is seen during an NFL football game against Washington Redskins in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 file photo. Philadelphia police say someone broke into a home belonging to Jackson and stole a handgun and more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry. Investigators said Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, the burglary happened sometime earlier in the week at Jackson's home in South Philadelphia, not far from the team's practice facility. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philly Eagles player’s home hit for nearly $400K cash, items

Around the same time the Philadelphia Eagles were losing to the New Orleans Saints, a burglar was hitting the home of Philly's DeSean Jackson, taking tens of thousands of dollars in cash and jewels along with a couple of handguns. Published January 13, 2014