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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 ** Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Bill Clinton: GOP is ‘begging for America to fail’ regarding Obamacare

Former President Bill Clinton said during a recent televised news interview that he was shocked by the message Republicans were sending in their fight against President Obama’s signature health care reform: We hope it fails. That means the GOP is “begging for America to fail,” he said. Published September 30, 2013

A customer configures the fingerprint scanner technology built into the Apple iPhone 5S at a company store in the Wangfujing shopping district of Beijing on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

iPhone fever: Single men say they would ditch girlfriend for phone

An online survey conducted by a website company aimed at identifying product discounts for customers found that while most single men said they were happy with their girlfriends, a handful of them would ditch their current love interests if they got an iPhone 5 in exchange. Published September 30, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a seminar on "Women Decision-Makers in the Global Economy" at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Hillary Clinton film is scrubbed as sources go mum

You can scrap the CNN documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton: Nobody — absolutely nobody — would agree to speak on record about the former secretary of state and potential 2016 White House candidate, the film director said. Published September 30, 2013

In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, photo, Delta Air Lines passengers line up to check luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta.  Delta customers now have the option to purchase an upgrade that includes a second bag to check, amongst other perks. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Airlines’ newest fees pay for legroom, better food

Want more legroom? Better flight food? Thanks to new airline policies going into effect this week, even coach fliers can now obtain these first-class luxuries — for a price. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Amanda Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are pictured in November 2007 outside the rented house in Perugia, Italy, where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Amanda Knox’s second murder trial kicks off in Italy — without her

Amanda Knox is in Washington state, but an appeals court in Italy kicked off its second appeals trial in her absence, accusing her once again of assisting in the murder of her British roommate when she attended school in the university town of Perugia. Published September 30, 2013

This Jypsiere shoulder bag in orange by Hermes sells for $8,650. (Screen grab from

Customs agents seize 16K fake Hermes purses at California border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in California seized more than 16,000 counterfeit designer Hermes purses — a significant find, given the same number of genuine handbags sold legitimately in stores would have gone for a collective $210 million. Published September 27, 2013

A young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Four of President Barack Obama's top advisers will converge on Detroit Friday to meet privately with state and local leaders about ways the federal government can help the bankrupt city short of a bailout. The White House said Thursday that top economic adviser Gene Sperling will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in the closed meeting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit worker grouses on tax-paid grant: 'Bailout would have been better'

The Obama administration on Friday stepped forward and announced millions in grant dollars to give to financially failing Detroit — but even that taxpayer dole-out may not prove acceptable to some of the city's workers, who instead wanted a full-scale bailout. Published September 27, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerges from the Senate Chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Ted Cruz joins prayer vigil for American pastor jailed in Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz joined a handful of protesters in prayer outside the White House who were seeking spiritual intervention for an American pastor who's been jailed in Iran for a year. They were asking the Obama administration to step up its efforts to free him. Published September 27, 2013