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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 ** Visitors walk past the Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday, March 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obamacare birth control dispute weaves to Supreme Court

The nation’s highest-ranking justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they’ll accept a case that pits Obamacare versus religious liberty, as played in the health care overhaul’s regulatory approach to birth control. Published November 26, 2013

** FILE ** A view of the U.S. Capitol building on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obamacare botch hands GOP 2-point win over Democrats in 2014

Bad news for Democrats: New polling numbers put Republicans far ahead in the vote count for the 2014 elections, due primarily to the botched rollout of Obamacare and the broken promise by the president that Americans could keep their current health care plans. Published November 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 9, 1979, file photo, one of the hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran is displayed to the crowd, blindfolded and with his hands bound, outside the embassy. Fifty-two of the hostages endured 444 days of captivity. Former Iranian hostages had varied reactions to the news of the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran in what is being billed as a trust-building agreement designed to yield a more comprehensive deal six months from now. (AP Photo/File)

Former Iran hostages on U.S. deal: ‘Kind of like Jimmy Carter’ again

Some of the 66 hostages who were imprisoned in Iran for up to 444 days between 1979 and 1980 said the deal forged between Tehran and the United States doesn't pass the smell test — and that it really hearkens back to the unstable foreign policy days of former President Jimmy Carter. Published November 26, 2013

** FILE ** The famous Bavarian Oktoberfest. (Associated Press)

Mystery of beer that bubbles and foams: Solved

In case you were wondering why tapping on the side of a freshly opened beer bottle often sends the contents frothing like a volcano onto the floor — wonder no more. Science has found the answer. Published November 25, 2013

** FILE ** Smokers rid their cigarettes of ashes outside an office building in Rio de Janeiro on in 2011. (Associated Press)

Obamacare crackdown on smokers backfires as users flee

Obamacare’s stringent regulatory approach to weaning smokers off tobacco – via much higher priced premiums than non-smokers – may actually be backfiring, driving potential participants to opt out and pay the fine for remaining insurance-less. Published November 25, 2013

A Department of Transportation plow and sanding truck heads up Paseo del Norte in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a winter storm hit New Mexico over the weekend making driving difficult. The large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the southwest Sunday as it slowly churned east ahead of Thanksgiving. (Associated Press/Albuquerque Journal, Jim Thompson)

Snowstorm wallops West; 400 flights canceled

Thousands of travelers have been stranded by a deadly snowstorm plowing across the West, with even more flight disruptions expected as the storm moves East ahead of Thanksgiving. Published November 25, 2013

President Barack Obama briefly glances up toward the sunset after arriving Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Obama is traveling on a three-day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles that will feature a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for the Democratic party. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Obama: ‘I’m not a particularly ideological’ guy

President Obama, described by some as carting most liberal-progressive vision for the nation since the days of Jimmy Carter, nonetheless claimed in a weekend address that he’s hardly an ideologue. Published November 25, 2013

China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

China demands U.S. butt out of island dispute with Japan

China said the United States has no business butting into a territorial dispute it’s having with Japan, and that America better back off making “inappropriate remarks,” Chinese authorities warned. Published November 25, 2013