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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

A pit bull is removed from a Detroit home by Detroit Police after it mauled a 3-week old baby girl who died of her injuries, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Detroit police say a pit bull killed the baby after her mother put her car seat on the floor of a house. Police say the woman "walked away for a moment" and return to see the "pit bull attacking her daughter." (Associated Press)

Obama: Local laws banning aggressive dog breeds are wrong

The same week that the White House opened its doors to a new first family addition, a Portuguese water dog named Sunny, President Obama gave his thumbs-up to a petition to prevent local bodies from banning certain breeds deemed dangerous – like, pit bulls that are often involved in attacks on humans. Published August 23, 2013

Syrian civilians receive treatment after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists in Arbeen, Syria, near Damascus, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen and authenticated on its contents and other AP reporting. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen)

Doctors die treating Syrian chemical patients

Some of the emergency responders who first arrived at the scene of a purported chemical weapons attack outside Damascus have died, lending further credence to claims that President Bashar Assad used poisonous gases to fight rebel forces. Published August 23, 2013

** FILE ** James Lee DiMaggio (left), 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16, are pictured in a combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department)

Hannah Anderson hits TV circuit as dad says no to DNA test

Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old California girl who was saved from her kidnapper, James DiMaggio, when authorities discovered them in a Idaho forest, said in her first television interview since her rescue that she was "a survivor," not a victim. Published August 22, 2013

Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan: U.S. has been ‘de-Christianized’

The United States has lost one of its core guiding lights — its Judeo-Christian focus — said one conservative pundit, reflecting on the tragic and senseless shooting death of an Australian man in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship, whose life was allegedly snipped by three self-proclaimed bored teens. Published August 22, 2013

** FILE ** The Rev, Jesse Jackson (Associated Press)

Jesse Jackson missteps again, calls Okla. shooting victim wrong name

The Rev. Jesse Jackson “frowned upon” the random shooting death of an Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on scholarship earlier this week via a Facebook post. That perceived cavalier reaction has been taken further with another faux pas — misspelling the name of the victim in subsequent Facebook and Twitter postings that have been since deleted. Published August 22, 2013

**FILE** A member of the St. Thomas Korean Catholic Center prays the rosary in their newly built church in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 10 2009. (Associated Press)

Catholic Church set to launch mass immigration amnesty pitch

The Catholic Church has put the word out to the faithful: Come September, the papacy will be pushing for a widespread and comprehensive immigration reform package on Capitol Hill that will open the doors to citizenship to roughly 11 million illegals. Published August 22, 2013

Ashton Kutcher (AP photo)

Sarah Palin touts Ashton Kutcher’s pro-work speech: 'Iowa roots' showing

Once you go country, you can never go back — that was the essence of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's praise for Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, who just delivered a pro-work speech that threw conservatives for a spin because of its traditional-core-values tone. Published August 22, 2013

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013, about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michigan lawmaker: It would be 'dream come true' to impeach Obama

Believe me, said Rep. Kerry L. Bentivolio, to a crowd of Michigan constituents at this week’s town hall meeting: It would be a “dream come true” to be the lawmaker who writes the bill to impeach President Obama. But so far, there’s not enough proof of impeachable offenses, he said, as Politico reported. Published August 22, 2013