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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

Syrian President Bashar Assad taunts: 'Obama is weak'

Syria’s beleaguered president, Bashar Assad, said in a published interview with a France newspaper the Middle East was ready to blow, but that President Obama was too weak to do anything about it. Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** Egyptians security forces escort an Islamist supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood out of the al-Fatah mosque, after hundreds of Islamist protesters barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight, following a day of fierce street battles that left scores of people dead, near Ramses Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Egypt's judges call for Muslim Brotherhood to be disbanded

A panel of judges in Egypt suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood be stripped of its non-governmental organization status, a move that would officially dissolve the group, at least in the eyes of the military-backed leadership. Published September 3, 2013

Manhattan Federal Court Building. (Flickr)

‘N-word’ on trial: Federal jury says it’s not a term of endearment

A federal jury ruled that saying the "N-word" in the workplace — no matter the ethnicity of the person who uses it — is hostile and discriminatory, and not a term of endearment. The ruling clarifies what some have called a confusing double standard for years — that blacks can say the N-word with impunity, but if other races do, it's blatant discrimination. Published September 3, 2013


Obama poised to pressure President Putin on gay rights at G-20

President Obama is setting out to the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg this week to discuss more than Syria or Egypt. At the pressing of human rights activists, he is expected to take up the issue of gay rights, in what is sure to prove a tension-tightening moment with President Vladimir Putin. Published September 3, 2013

Janeane Garofalo

Comedy film 'The Muslims Are Coming!' tackles Islamophobia — and trashes conservatives

Comedians and film co-directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah are taking on one of present-day politics' most sensitive subjects head-on, hoping laughter really can overcome all — including Islamophobia. But then they take potshots at key conservatives and Fox News, characterizing those with dissenting views of radical Islam as ignorant. Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** In this Friday, July 13, 2012, file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's state news agency said Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, the country's top prosecutor has referred ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial on charges of inciting the killing of opponents protesting outside his palace while he was in office. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi to face trial for inciting violence

A top prosecutor referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi to face a court trial for inciting violence and standing idly by as his government forces killed protesters outside his office while he sat as Egypt's president. Published September 2, 2013