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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 ** Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Sept. 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

Russia’s Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an advocacy group that credits him with bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian-U.S. dispute over chemical weapons. Published October 2, 2013

Furloughed workers hit the bars: ‘What the hell’

The thousands of public employees who've just been placed on furlough aren't shedding too many tears over the government shutdown. From Washington, D.C., to New York City, they're taking to the bars and drinking establishments, toasting their time off with beers and mixed drinks. Published October 2, 2013

Kelly Keiderling, charge d'affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, gives a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expelled her and two other embassy officials from the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. retaliates, expels 3 high-ranking Venezuelan diplomats

Boot ours, we’ll boot yours. The United States answered Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s announced expulsion of three American diplomats with a back-at-you action late Tuesday: Three high-ranking diplomats from the South American nation were sent packing. Published October 2, 2013

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (third from left), Virginia Republican, meets with House GOP conferees as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse over funding the federal government, with neither side backing down over Obamacare, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mr. Cantor indicated that the chairs opposite him were intended for Democrats to join in the discussions, but he said they declined. From left are Republican Reps. Hal Rogers of Kentucky,  Appropriations Committee chairman; Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Budget Committee chairman; Mr. Cantor; Dave Camp of Michigan, Ways and Means Committee chairman; Tom Graves of Georgia; and other House members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Raise the debt ceiling, Americans say: poll

Americans would rather see the debt ceiling raised than the government shut down, or Obamacare blocked, a new survey released Wednesday finds.Americans would rather see the debt ceiling raised than the government shut down or Obamacare blocked, a new survey released Wednesday finds. Published October 2, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

Ted Cruz’s dad rips RINOs: ‘We, the people, are not stupid’

The apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad took to the stage at a recent Colorado event to deliver a scathing speech in support of his son’s filibuster try and to put Republicans-In-Name-Only on notice. Published October 2, 2013

Florida boy, 8, booted for violating school’s ‘invisible gun’ ban

In what's becoming an almost weekly report about schools around the nation, another young student was suspended over government zero-tolerance weapon policies — this time, an 8-year-old Florida boy who fashioned his fingers into the shape of a handgun. Published October 2, 2013

Police block the road to the Jacksonville International Airport terminal as the bomb disposal unit drives by on the right Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

Jacksonville airport reopens after bomb squad clears takeoffs

Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was back in full swing on Wednesday, after police found two suspicious packages, evacuated the airport and called in the bomb squad to deactivate what they described as a “destructive” device. Published October 2, 2013

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Nancy Pelosi raises ghost of George Washington to condemn GOP

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, visibly angry with Republicans for standing fast on their opposition to Obamacare and forcing the Democrat-controlled Senate to enter government shutdown mode on Tuesday, pulled out a George Washington paraphrase on Tuesday to lambaste the GOP. Published October 1, 2013

Guido Barilla (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barilla pasta king says sorry — again — for gay comments

The chairman of the Barilla Group, under fire for saying his business ads would never feature gay couples, issued first an apology, then another apology, and now says he will meet with leading same-sex groups to gain some sensitivity and awareness of the issues they confront. Published October 1, 2013