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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

In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, North Korean students use computers in a classroom with portraits of the country's later leaders Kim Il-sung, left, and his son Kim Jong-il hanging on the wall at the Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Lizard Squad hackers offer cyberattacking services for fee

Lizard Squad, the group that's claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day cyberattacks on Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox systems, is now offering it's hacking services to the public at-large, via a new website promotion. Published December 31, 2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise served in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a 2002 convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

David Duke, ex-KKKer, warns GOP: Back Steve Scalise, or I'll name names

David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan, sent out a somewhat ominous message to Republican Party operatives to treat Rep. Steve Scalise fairly, or he'll start naming names of others in the political arena with whom he's met and maintained ties. Published December 31, 2014

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner is under fire from critics for breaking his party's "Pledge to America." (Associated Press)

Sean Hannity: Boot John Boehner — 'Trey Gowdy is my choice'

Conservative Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity issued some sharp words about House Speaker John Boehner, outright calling for the ousting of his GOP leadership role and naming a new option: Rep. Trey Gowdy. Published December 31, 2014

In this undated photo provided by PBS, former United States CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame, who is also known by her married name, Valerie Wilson, is interviewed on the set of "Makers: Women Who Make America," filmed in Venice, Calif. Plame left the CIA after her covert identity was compromised by information leaked to a newspaper columnist in 2003. She is among those featured in the PBS documentary series titled "Makers: Women Who Make America," airing later this year. (AP Photo/PBS, Nancy Pastor)

Valerie Plame retweets article that outs CIA agent

Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative whose identity was revealed in a published media column in 2003 that cited information from the U.S. State Department, has played a part in the outing of yet another field agent. Published December 22, 2014

A "Snaketivity" scene featuring a snake offering a book called "Revolt of the Angels" as a gift is on display on the grounds of the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Blackmore says in a videotaped interview with the Lansing State Journal that her group doesn't worship Satan but promotes individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and conservative beliefs. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Robert Killips)

Satanic Temple, Christians compete for Christmas space at Michigan Capitol

The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple has successfully put up a holiday display of a red-scaled snake weaving across a Christian cross on the grounds of the Michigan Capitol — right next to a more traditional Christmas scene installed by a state Republican that includes images of the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Published December 22, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

New York Times calls on feds to investigate Dick Cheney for torture

In a Monday editorial titled "Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses," The New York Times called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush administration officials for actions they took to counter terrorism and root out terrorists, post Sept. 11, 2001. Published December 22, 2014

A South Korean army soldier walks near a TV screen showing an advertisement of Sony Picture's "The Interview," at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Sony lawyer David Boies says yes, 'The Interview' will play

"The Interview," the film that Sony pulled from screening over controversy generated from a scene that depicted the assassination of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, will be distributed for viewing after all, the production company's top lawyer, David Boies, said in an interview on "Meet the Press" on NBC. Published December 22, 2014

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group, slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. ISIS placed eighth on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo, File)

Juergen Todenhoefer, author, walks with Islamic State: They have a 'glow in their eyes'

Author Juergen Todenhoefer, who traveled deep into Islamic State territory — into the caliphate regions of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq — has a harsh warning for the West: These fighters are committed to their cause, they believe in beheadings, slavery and child fighters, and they're expecting to soon conquer Europe, he said. Published December 22, 2014