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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

Illinois union strikes over 'paltry' 14.5 percent pay raise

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 in Will County, Ill., have turned up their noses at a taxpayer-funded pay-increase offer they view as too small — 14.5 percent. Published November 19, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, walks with then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, as they make their way to a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

GOP moves afoot to rein in Obama's executive powers

Republicans in Congress are mulling moves to rein in President Obama's ability to bypass legislative intent by issuing executive orders — though what action members want to take is still up in the air. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** Cate Edwards leads her father, John Edwards, into the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday, May 14, 2012, as the defense starts in his corruption trial. (Associated Press)

John Edwards to open 'social equality' law firm in N.C., D.C.

John Edwards — the former Democratic Party rising star and famed trial lawyer whose celebrity political status came crashing down in the wake of an adulterous affair and a campaign finance scandal — is now getting back on the career track, opening a law firm with his daughter Cate. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Francis shows a box shaped like a pill box but which contains a rosary during his traditional Sunday appearance in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Pope Francis said that the rosary is like a medicine for the heart and small boxes containing rosaries were distributed to faithful at the end of Pope's traditional Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis warns of dangers of progressivism

Pope Francis had a stark warning for those who listened to his latest homily at St. Martha's House, about the dangers of today's rising secularism: Don't fall into the pit of progressivism, which puts the emphasis on the collective instead of on the spirit of the individual. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** Former President George W. Bush turns and waves as he follows President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they leave after the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

George W. Bush on Keystone pipeline: ‘Build the damn thing’

With the economy as sluggish as it is, former President George W. Bush had some quick advice to bolster revenues and bring a boom to the job market, during a conference in Pittsburgh attended by hundreds: Build the Keystone XL pipeline. Published November 19, 2013

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)

Dick Cheney on daughters’ public gay dispute: I’m ‘pained’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he and his wife are naturally upset their two daughters are disputing over their conflicting views of gay marriage, but that what perhaps hurts more is they've taken a years-long, behind-the-scenes argument and brought it into the public arena. Published November 19, 2013

**FILE** New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, attend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York on May 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

Blindsided: Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen bodyguards get 5 years in prison

Two bodyguards who were hired to protect New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady and his supermodel partner, Gisele Bundchen ,as they exchanged wedding vows in 2009 were sentenced to five years in prison on attempted murder charges for shooting at two photographers who covered the affair. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House, 'despite assurances,' knew of Obamacare glitches in spring

A new report from a consulting firm indicates the White House was warned of Obamacare rollout glitches as far back as the spring — a significant claim, given the administration's insistence that the president wasn't aware of any problems until after the enrollment website went active. Published November 19, 2013