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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, the United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapon, at U.N. Headquarters. Saudi Arabia is rejecting its seat on the U.N. Security Council and says the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Saudi Arabia, angry with West, slams door on U.N. Security Council seat

An angry Saudi Arabia has taken out its frustration at the inability of the international community to foster peace in Syria and at recent wedges with the White House over Middle East goals with an announcement on Friday that it would turn down its seat on the U.N. Security Council. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** Parkland Memorial Hospital financial counselor Kaneaka Guidry, back left, helps Cathleen and Jerry Brown sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act while Vyncent Bosh, front left, receives help from Tiffany Ruiz, Parkland Memorial Hospital financial counselor, front right, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Ron Baselice)

Obamacare fail: More enroll for Mars trip than for health exchange

The hits just keep on coming with Obamacare enrollee tales of disaster, with the latest joke that more people have actually completed an online application to journey to Mars than successfully signed into the White House’s websites for health reform exchanges. Published October 18, 2013

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York on July 23, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Anthony Weiner: I’m an ‘empty, soulless vessel’

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner who recently failed in his New York City mayoral bid after an elongated sexting scandal said his ensuing marriage problems don't hit him as hard in the heart as they do his wife, Huma Abedin. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2009, photo, a top selling Toyota Camry is on display in the showroom at the McGeorge Toyota dealership in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Toyota recalls 870K vehicles to check for spider webs blocking AC unit

Blame it on the spiders — Toyota is. The car manufacturer said it will recall 870,000 vehicles to check whether the arachnids sneaked in and constructed webs that ultimately can block the air-conditioning units from properly draining and cause a short circuit in the airbags. Published October 18, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger lobbies for law change to seek presidency

Hollywood action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quietly lobbying key politicos for a legal loophole or a constitutional change that would clear the path for him to run for president in 2016. Published October 18, 2013

In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, smoke rises from a fire near Springwood, west of Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Nearly a hundred wildfires are burning across Australia's New South Wales state, more than a dozen of which are out of control, as unseasonably hot temperatures and strong winds fanned flames across the parched landscape. (AP Photo/New South Wales Rural Fire Service)

Australian wildfires kill 1, destroy homes

Almost 100 separate wildfires have torn through one of Australia’s most populated areas on Friday, leaving one dead and laying waste to dozens of houses and structures. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., participate in a news conference after a House Republican conference meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

MoveOn Petitions: Arrest Boehner, Cantor for sedition

A petition posted online by an activist group tied to the leftist is calling for the immediate arrest of key Republican Party leaders on Capitol Hill, alleging they’ve committed egregious acts of betrayal against the United States. Published October 17, 2013

Joe Lhota (left) and Bill de Blasio, the Republican and Democratic candidates, respectively, for New York City mayor, participate in their first televised debate at the WABC-TV (Channel 7) studios on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in New York. The debate, the first of three before the Nov. 5 general election, was hosted by the New York Daily News, WABC-TV, Noticias 41 Univision and the League of Women Voters. (AP Photo/The Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)

Muslim holiday school closings poised to pass in New York

No matter which candidate wins the New York City mayoral election — Democrat Bill de Blasio or Republican Joe Lhota — the fate of Muslim students is the city school's system seems clear: They will have their holy days declared holidays. Published October 17, 2013

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Banned: Colored rubber bracelets at New York grade school

Those colorful Rainbow Loom rubber-band bracelets that are so popular among young children are no longer welcome on school grounds, decreed a principal at an Upper West Side elementary school in New York. Published October 17, 2013

Head teacher Kenneth Gibson of Jarrow, England, receives his knighthood from Britain's Prince William during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. It is the first time the prince has officiated at a royal investiture. (AP Photo/Jonathan Brady, Press Association)

A first for Prince William: I dub thee knight

In a first for the elder royal son, Prince William took on his first formal knighthood ceremony Thursday, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in London. Published October 17, 2013

Actor-director Robert Redford attends the New York Film Festival screening of "All Is Lost" on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Robert Redford on shutdown: Anti-Obama 'racism' drove fight

One of Hollywood's most revered said this week that the recent government shutdown had less to do with Republican objection to liberal policy or reluctance to incur more debt, and more to do with anti-Obama sentiment that rose to the level of racism. Published October 17, 2013