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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 Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. drone strike kills another 6 al Qaeda militants in Yemen

Another U.S. drone killed six more suspected al Qaeda militants in the southeastern province of Yemen on Thursday, bringing the total number of such attacks that have gone forth in the country within the past two weeks to six. Published August 8, 2013

** FILE ** Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife Columba arrives for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Jeb Bush blasts Matt Damon as hypocrite on public education

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, on Tuesday sent a blistering critique of Hollywood actor Matt Damon's decision to school his three children at a private facility, not public: You're such a hypocrite. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** Joe Scarborough arrives at the Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York on April 11, 2012. (Associated Press/The Hollywood Reporter)

Joe Scarborough rocks the 'gay' look on 'The View'

Sporting bright pink pants, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" took a seat Tuesday on the coach next to the four hosts of "The View," along with his co-host Mika Brzezinski, and promptly fielded questions about his accused "gay" look. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks June 6, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

Benghazi truth-seekers use billboards to push Boehner

A group aiming to bring truth to the American public about the Benghazi terrorist attack is poised to run full-size billboards in House Speaker John Boehner's congressional district with a blunt message: Set up a special investigative committee. Published August 7, 2013

Social media uproar over Obama's Winter Olympics' flub on Jay Leno

If social media had sound, they would be sending forth peals of laughter on Wednesday over President Obama's erroneous reference of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics during a previous evening appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Published August 7, 2013

Colorado renters told to toss guns or move out

Renters at an apartment community just south of Denver are between a rock and a hard place, ordered by their landlord to either get rid of their weapons or move out. Published August 7, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama went to Martha's Vineyard, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.
(Associated Press)

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard vacation to close major roadway

As the Obama family packs for vacation, Martha's Vineyard residents, other tourists and drivers are being given the heads-up for travel inconvenience. For the first time in the island's history of hosting presidents for vacation, Secret Service agents are poised to close a main roadway for an extended period of time and set up security checkpoints on nearby side streets, only allowing residents and emergency vehicles access to the area. Published August 7, 2013

** FILE ** Defense attorney Jose Baez and Casey Anthony, hug after the jury acquitted her of murdering her daughter, Caylee. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

'Judge Judy' rival? Casey Anthony's judge may get his own TV show

The judge who heard the case of Casey Anthony — the now-notorious mom who was acquitted of murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee — has partnered with a producer with hopes to head to Hollywood. He wants his own "Judge Judy"-type show. Published August 7, 2013

Kenya Airforce personnel view the damage after fire engulf the international arrivals area of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A massive fire engulfed the arrivals hall at Kenya's main international airport early Wednesday, forcing East Africa's largest airport to close and the rerouting of all inbound flights. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Nairobi airport fire closes port, clamps down economy

A huge fire at Nairobi's Kenyatta International Airport shut the site to travel on Wednesday, sending ripples throughout the country's economy and crippling its ability to continue key exports. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: NYC may be the next Detroit

New York City is headed toward the same bankrupt fate as Detroit, unless the incoming mayor tends to municipal union issues and curbs soaring pension costs right away, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned on Tuesday. Published August 7, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 30, 2013, file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after receiving a verdict in his court martial. A military judge has reduced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's maximum possible sentence in the WikiLeaks case to 90 years in prison. Judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, found during his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, that a number of the charges refer to the same actions and therefore were duplicative for sentencing purposes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bradley Manning's maximum sentence cut to 90 years

A military judge on Tuesday scaled back the maximum time that Bradley Manning could serve behind bars, from 136 years to 90 years, after ruling that many of his charges were related enough to be combined. Published August 7, 2013