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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** AT&T's Michigan headquarters in Detroit (Associated Press)

CIA pays AT&T $10 million a year for phone data: report

The Central Intelligence Agency has been paying communications giant $10 million annually for access to the company’s massive database of telephone records, which contains international and domestic calls, government sources said. Published November 7, 2013

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Rep. Ted Yoho tells town hall: GOP working to impeach Eric Holder

A Republican lawmaker told his Florida constituents at a town hall meeting in his district this week that moves are afoot by the GOP on Capitol Hill to impeach Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for the Fast and Furious debacle that left a border patrol agent — and hundreds of Mexican civilians and innocents — dead. Published November 7, 2013

Pope Francis blesses and comforts a disfigured man suffering from a rare disease called neurofibromatosis. (EPA via The New York Post)

Pope Francis calls for ‘courage’ and blesses disfigured man

A photograph of Pope Francis laying tender hands on the head of a man with horrific disfigurations has gone viral — and no wonder: To many, the shot is the epitome of what some regard as true Christianity and the display of grace, humility, compassion and the like. Published November 7, 2013

Carrie Underwood, left, and Tim McGraw appear onstage at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

CMA's mock of Obamacare sends Twitter into overdrive

The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards took a turn to the comedic Wednesday evening, as co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood launched into a skit of Obamacare that sent the audience into loud laughter — and those of liberal ideology into furious and outraged rants on social media. Published November 7, 2013

Brad Paisley, wife duped by woman who claimed daughter was dying

Country legend Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, were conned into sending sympathy, friendship and song to a woman who said her little girl was dying in a hospital of cancer — all as a way of getting close to the couple. Published November 7, 2013

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks from the defendant's cage as he stands with co-defendants in a makeshift courtroom during a trial hearing in Cairo on Monday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian Interior Ministry)

Egypt court upholds ban on Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's Urgent Cases court upheld a government ban on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, sending yet one more message that the party that staged the mass protests against the military for ousting Mohammed Morsi from the presidency was not welcome. Published November 6, 2013

The Pentagon (Associated Press)

Pentagon pushes 680 green projects, despite money woes

The Defense Department may be facing significant funding cuts, but not to its green energy program. Fully 680 renewable-energy projects are still moving forward as part of President Obama's vision of a military that's run on clean fuel, despite the spending cutbacks and budget trims that have begun impacting military operations. Published November 6, 2013

This Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 photo provided by American Airlines shows a group of Marines walking through a terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport  during part of their journey back home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Marines were treated like heroes at the airport after a retired Marine and some others were not going to let them make the final leg of their journey to San Diego without thanking them for their service. After the plane they were on taxied underneath an arch of water from fire department hoses in what is called a "water salute,' the 13 Marines walked into the terminal to the sight of a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and others who work at the airport. (AP Photo/Courtesy of American Airlines, Vic Ysais)

Marines heading home shocked by 'incredibly touching' airport welcome

Marines heading home from Afghanistan were given an impromptu hero's welcome at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport earlier this week — a surprising honor that included cheers, a firetruck water salute and the ceding of several first-class tickets by other passengers.ers. Published November 6, 2013