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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 ** Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd during a rally for President Barack Obama at Palm Beach State College Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Lake Worth, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters)

Bill Clinton on budget impasse: GOP waging a good war

You’ve got to give the Republicans credit, said former President Bill Clinton, making the talk show circuit on Sunday. The GOP is waging a decent battle with the Democrats on Obamacare and the budget. Published September 23, 2013

Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, right, is congratulated by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson after the Assembly approved Alejo's minimum wage bill at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The bill, AB10, which would raise the minimum wage from the current $8 an hour to $10 by 2016, now goes to the governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California passes minimum wage hike to $10 an hour

Go West, young man — that's where the minimum wage money is, as California lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that raises the rate of pay for the most menial jobs. Published September 13, 2013

** FILE ** In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

Lance Armstrong returns 2000 Olympic bronze medal

Lance Armstrong sent out a Twitter message on Thursday that he’s given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal, as requested by International Olympic Committee heads earlier this year. Published September 13, 2013

The Obama administration resisted designating as "terrorism" the 2009 shootings by Nidal Malik Hasan, above,  at Fort Hood that killed 13 and wounded over 30. (Bell County Sheriff's Department via Associated Press)

Texas senators seek ‘terrorist’ label for Fort Hood shootings

A bill from Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Texans, would change the classification of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and dozens injured from an act of workplace violence to a terrorist attack. Published September 13, 2013

** FILE ** California Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

California poised to pass law giving driver licenses to illegals

California on Friday is about to become the latest, and largest, state to give illegal immigrants the right to obtain driver licenses, via a bill that’s on the desk of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, awaiting his signature. Published September 13, 2013

Caleb Pilgrim, left, and Marie Baskerville pray over a casket with the remains of an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Mr. Fortune will be honored Thursday with a funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Enslaved man who died 200 years ago finally gets his honors in Conn.

A man who was a slave in life and a tool for medical research in death was finally given the rest and honors he deserved — albeit 200 years late — with an elaborate funeral that included a Capitol rotunda viewing following by full Hartford police escort to the church cemetery for burial. Published September 13, 2013

This image from aerial video shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/ABC)

New Jersey inferno takes out 50 boardwalk businesses

So much for Superstorm Sandy comeback. Firefighters on Friday morning were still trying to put out a massive fire that tore across the Jersey Shore boardwalk, devastating at least 50 businesses and dampening New Jersey's hopes to rebound and build back the beachfront that was decimated 10 months ago. Published September 13, 2013