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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

Ron Dermer, Israel's new ambassador to U.S., has presented his credentials to President Obama. Mr. Dermer started developing close ties with Republicans when he worked with party strategist Frank Luntz in the 1994 congressional campaigns. (Twitter/@AmbDermer) ** FILE **

Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to U.S., smacks White House with 'Go Patriots' tweet

Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, sparked a bit of social media backlash with a Super Bowl tweet that was obviously aimed at the latest President Obama-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tiff — the one where the Jewish leader sidestepped perceived protocols and accepted an invitation from Speaker John Boehner to address Congress. Published February 2, 2015

In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman's assault charges dropped as victim recants

George Zimmerman — the Florida homeowner who made national headlines for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — will not be charged with aggravated assault stemming from a Jan. 9 incident after all. Published January 30, 2015

Rush Limbaugh (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rush Limbaugh: WaPo article on Mitt Romney home is case of 'class envy'

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh came out swinging against a Washington Post piece that invited readers to compare the size of their homes to Mitt Romney's — but failed to mention the similarly lush residences of leading Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published January 30, 2015

Milwaukee's tough-talking sheriff, David Clarke. (Fox News via The Daily Surge) ** FILE **

David Clarke, Milwaukee sheriff, rips Eric Holder as rallying 'cop-haters'

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed Attorney General Eric Holder during the confirmation hearing for his replacement, Loretta Lynch, saying the outgoing law enforcement chief was so inflammatory in his rhetoric regarding police-community relations that he actually rallied the "cop-haters." Published January 30, 2015

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, rush through a basement corridor to a House Republican Conference on Capitol ill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

David Duke threatens run against Steve Scalise: 'He sold out'

David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan, said he is mulling a run for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's congressional seat, calling the Louisiana Republican a sellout for sending out a public mea culpa for his 2002 speech at the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Published January 30, 2015