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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

Herman Cain (Associated Press) **FILE**

Herman Cain profiled in 'Political Power' comic book

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is going to be featured in the latest "Political Power" comic book edition, joining the ranks of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and former Rep. Ron Paul. Published December 10, 2013

A volunteer firefighter extinguishes flares from a wildfire near Stoneham, Texas, on Monday, June 20, 2011.  Several wildfires broke out from unusually hot and windy weather. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

Fire departments fear Obamacare will gut volunteer ranks

Thousands of volunteer fire departments across the nation face closure or financial hardship because of Obamacare mandates the require the volunteer forces to be treated like employees and given full health coverage. Published December 10, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Court papers show Grayson lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and more than 100 other people out of money. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Rep. Alan Grayson loses $18M in stock scheme

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, known as a heated defender of Democratic Party principles and partisan attacker of Republican views — especially during the Obamacare debates — was one of more than 100 victims of a massive stock trade scheme. Published December 10, 2013

Longtime broadcast journalist Dan Rather attends the premiere of "The Ides of March" in New York on Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

CBS' beleaguered Lara Logan gets a cheerleader — Dan Rather

Lara Logan, the CBS correspondent under fire for her discredited "60 Minutes" report on Benghazi, Libya, has received some support from one of her former network colleagues — Dan Rather, the veteran newsman who was pushed to leave his position after inaccurate reporting on George W. Bush. Published December 10, 2013

John Podesta speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in this June 27, 2007, file photo. (AP File Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

John Podesta jumps aboard Obama ship to sell second-term agenda

President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers. Published December 10, 2013

Pope Francis arrives to welcome Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N'Guesso on the occasion of their private audience in the pope's library at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Gentile, pool)

Pope Francis: A nun saved my life

Pope Francis suggested if it hadn't been for a rogue nun going behind a doctor's back and dramatically increasing his antibiotic dosage, he may have died at a young age. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** The U.S. Air Force Band's Airmen of Note

Air Force Band puts on flash-mob show at Smithsonian

The U.S. Air Force Band surprised visitors at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum by staging a flash-mob show that ultimately included about 120 musicians and singers. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** On March 20, 2001, President George W. Bush (right) visits the Langley, Va., headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he thanked CIA employees for their service to their country and spoke of the importance of intelligence collection and analysis. At left is George J. Tenet, director of central intelligence from 1997 to 2004. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

CIA admits $3 billion intelligence operation was a flop

The Central Intelligence Agency admitted Monday in published comments that a $3 billion intelligence program that was implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States was a big flop. Published December 9, 2013