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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown paper renounces support

Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, has backtracked on its support and tossed its endorsement to the wind, now entreating the de facto leader of the tea party cause — whom they cheered in November — to rein in his politics and start acting like his predecessor. Published October 16, 2013

** FILE ** In this Aug. 6, 2009, file photo, Rielle Hunter, mistress of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

Rielle Hunter sorry for Edwards affair — as memoir heads to book shelves

Rielle Hunter, the formerly non apologetic mistress of John Edwards — a rising Democratic star who was touted as the next White House sensation until his sordid affair became public — now says her actions were "selfish," and she wants readers to buy her just-released, updated memoir so she can tell them how many ways she was wrong. Published October 16, 2013

FILE - A worker fixes the display of Kraft Food's Oreo cookies at a Market in Palo Alto, Calif., in this file photo dated Monday, July 28, 2008. Shares in British chocolate maker Cadbury PLC edged higher on Monday Nov. 9, 2009, as a deadline loomed for Kraft Foods Inc. to make a formal takeover offer for the candy maker, or under British takeover rules Kraft will be prohibited from making a new offer for six months. Cadbury has already spurned a $16.7 billion cash-and-stock offer from Kraft. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, FILE)

Oreos as addictive as cocaine, morphine: scientists

Researchers at Connecticut College threw some lab rats into a maze, stacked one side with rice cakes and the other with Oreos, recorded their reactions to each — and, a few scientific tests later, concluded "America's Favorite Cookie" is as addictive as morphine and cocaine. Published October 16, 2013

The Senate wing (right) and the Capitol Dome are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate GOP on shutdown: Top 10 reasons it's not 'all bad'

Not all the fallout from the government shutdown is negative, harmful or destructive, Republicans in the Senate said on Tuesday. In fact, some outcomes — 10 of them, to be exact — are downright positive. Published October 16, 2013

** FILE ** Jesus Alberto Garcia, who is 14 and weighs 310 pounds, gets a checkup at Mexico's Children's Hospital. (Associated Press)

British doctors warned not to call the obese 'obese'

Don't call the outrageously fat "obese," doctors in Britain have been told. Why? The label could damage their self-esteem, the country's health watchdog said in newly released policy papers. Published October 16, 2013

Duke basketball team faces fire for West Point pose with fake firearms

Duke basketball players were forced to pull a photograph from the college's Twitter account after anti-gun activists complained about the content: Team members were holding fake rifles, in recognition of their visit to West Point military academy. Published October 16, 2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs as she arrives for an event at Chatham House in London, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton jabs at Joe Biden: He didn't want bin Laden raid

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a jab at Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday, saying he didn't want the bin Laden raid to go forth — and making, in the meanwhile, what some political watchers have perceived as an offensive maneuver to stake out her 2016 claim to the White House. Published October 16, 2013

** FILE ** Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responds to a question during his appearance in part of a lecture series at Tufts University, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Antonin Scalia: 14th Amendment for all, not 'only the blacks'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued what's sure to spark a fury of debate between the warring sides of affirmative action, telling a packed courtroom on Tuesday that the 14th Amendment wasn't penned simply to protect blacks. Published October 16, 2013

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the mausoleum of former Communist leader Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Li is in the country to tie up the cooperation between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen, Pool)

China mocks U.S. as debt default looms

Chinese state media have been filled this week with cartoon images of America's leaders, mocking them for stumbling on a debt deal while depicting the nation as a beggar. Published October 16, 2013

"Largely as a result of family breakdown, about 20-25 percent  of American children live in poverty," writes Logan Delany, Jr. (Associated Press)

One in four kids in poverty, despite U.S. gains: report

The White House may be touting a message of an improved economy — and claiming on its website that President Obama is all about helping those of lesser financial means — but meanwhile, nearly one-quarter of America’s youth are struggling in poverty, a new report reveals. Published October 15, 2013