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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, D-Sayreville, N.J., answers a question at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, after a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in a town at the base of the George Washington Bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

N.J. Democrat: Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ just ‘tip of the cover-up’

One of New Jersey’s leading Democrats says the information that’s been given the press and public about Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal is just the tip of the iceberg, and that further investigation will reveal that the cover-up runs deeper than initially believed. Published January 10, 2014

** FILE ** In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, photo shows Devyani Khobragade, who served as India's  deputy consul general in New York, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. In a move that could cool a smoldering diplomatic dispute, the U.S. allowed Khobragade to leave the country Friday after she was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury, giving both countries a way to claim victory. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer, File)

Indian diplomat angered by strip search ordered to leave U.S.

The Indian deputy consul at the heart of an international outrage over her strip search in New York has now been ordered to leave the United States, after a federal grand jury charged her with making false statements and with visa fraud. Published January 10, 2014

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Ex-SS officer, 88, charged in massacre of French town

A former Waffen SS soldier, age 88, was charged by German prosecutors with helping to carry out the horrendous massacre of 642 men, women and children in a French village in 1944. Published January 9, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul

Rand Paul showcases his b-day gift — a new drone

Sen. Rand Paul, who famously filibustered against the White House's stance that strikes against U.S. citizens using unmanned aircraft were justifiable under certain circumstances, showed off a fitting birthday gift Wednesday night: his own personal drone. Published January 9, 2014

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. A day after revelations that Christie's administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution, the prospective Republican presidential candidate is faced with what may be the biggest test in his political career. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

N.J. Democrats float criminal charges for Chris Christie in road scandal

It's been barely a day since the news broke that Gov. Chris Christie's administration may not be as innocent as claimed about an alleged politically motivated road closing that jammed traffic through the New Jersey city of Fort Lee. But one local Democrat is already floating the idea of criminal charges. Published January 9, 2014

** FILE ** Passengers walk to board Aeroflot flight SU150 from Moscow to Havana, at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow on June 27, 2013. (Associated Press)

Olympics alert: No liquids to major Moscow airports, Russia rules

Two of Moscow's major airports are banning all airline passengers from carting liquids, gels and aerosol containers in carry-on baggage, a security measure aimed at protecting Russia from a terrorist attack during the Sochi Olympics. Published January 9, 2014

** FILE ** In this Aug. 4, 2010, file photo, cinnamon rolls are sold at a bakery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration recently found that Danish bakers use more cinnamon in their pastry than the recommended limits set by the EU. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Per Folkver, file)

Cinnamon regulations from EU rankle Danish pastry chefs

Too much cinnamon — that was the finding of European Union-based regulators to Danish bakers about their pastry rolls. And now Danish bakers are fuming, saying that the spice crackdown is too strict, too burdensome and too ridiculous to abide. Published January 9, 2014