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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 image from Senate Television, Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaks on the Senate floor in Washington on July 11, 2013. (Associated Press/Senate TV)

Mitch McConnell: Harry Reid 'worst leader of the Senate ever'

If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid goes forward with the nuclear option to change rules in order to bring about speedy confirmation of President Obama’s nominees, history will remember him negatively, a leading Republican senator said. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, which food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Democrat Corrine Brown: Bible tells us to provide food stamps

Democrats angrily denounced a Republican-led effort to strip food stamp funding from the farm bill and vote on SNAP spending separately, with one even suggesting that biblical principles demand lawmakers provide the benefit. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** Nancy Grace, host of a news-talk show on cable's HLN, made it clear that she thought the defendant was guilty as charged.

George Zimmerman's friend has mic cut on national TV

A friend of George Zimmerman — the Florida suspect facing murder charges for the February shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — was trying to argue on a nationally televised show that his buddy didn't break any laws by carrying a weapon and that the prosecution was presenting unfair arguments. But his microphone was cut. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

U.S. weapons show up in hands of pro-Assad militants

Weapons from the United States and other Western countries have been showing up in the hands of Shiite militants backed by Iran, who are fighting to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. Published July 12, 2013

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Dead baby laid on chapel altar comes back to life

A baby girl who was pronounced dead just after birth and carried into the hospital chapel by a nurse who was too sad to send her to the morgue, made what could be called a most miraculous recovery — she "came back to life," witnesses said. Published July 11, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama signs the health care bill at the White House in Washington on March 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

Congressional Black Caucus touts 8-city Obamacare tour

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are kicking off an eight-city campaign to bring information to communities about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Published July 11, 2013

President Obama greets guests at the second annual White House "Kids' State Dinner" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. First lady Michelle Obama welcomed 54 children to the Executive Mansion for creating winning recipes as part of a healthy-lunch contest. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Broccoli-headed Obama T-shirt makes debut at PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has jumped on the pro-broccoli bandwagon, releasing on its website pictures of a T-shirt it's now offering for sale. The image on the shirt: a broccoli floret spilling out of President Obama's green-faced head. Published July 11, 2013