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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

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Republican sheriff forced to defend joke about Obama

A Massachusetts sheriff has been forced to go on the defensive following a weekend joke he told about President Obama and Abe Lincoln's assassination drew fire from the community. Published March 20, 2013

** FILE ** Silver Spur Saloon proprietor Marc Peagler displays an early 1800s 13-star U.S. flag at his bar in Cave Creek, Ariz., on Friday, June 26, 2009. An Arizona House committee has made dramatic changes to a Senate-passed bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms into businesses that serve alcohol. Mr. Peagler supports the measure. (AP Photo/Aaron J. Latham)

Arizona, Vermont top list of gun-friendly states

Guns & Ammo magazine opens its rankings on best and worst states for gun rights in 2013 with a snarky quip that makes a blunt point: Apparently, the Second Amendment doesn't apply to the District of Columbia, since it's not a state. Published March 20, 2013

** FILE ** North Dakota state Sen. Margaret Sitte, a Republican, speaks in favor of HB1305, one of two anti-abortion bills, during floor debate at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Mike McCleary)

North Dakota legislators mull ban on all abortions

Lawmakers in North Dakota — where abortion laws are already among the most restrictive in the nation — are now considering a personhood bill that would outright ban the procedure. Published March 20, 2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Perez, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama touts common security bond with Israel

President Obama in Israel is touting America's shared alliances, telling that nation's key political leaders he is visiting to show his friendship and doubled-down commitment to security. Published March 20, 2013

A sign telling residents about a memorial service is posted at the Convention Center in Hawthorne, Nev., near the Hawthorne Army Depot on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, where seven Marines were killed and several others seriously injured in a training accident Monday night, about 150 miles southeast of Reno in Nevada's high desert. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Hundreds turn out to mourn 7 killed Marines

Hundreds of Hawthorne-area rural residents turned out for the Tuesday evening memorial for seven Marines killed during training, laying wreaths and calling for prayers. Published March 20, 2013

**FILE** President Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2013, during his announcement that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez (right) for Labor secretary. (Associated Press)

Democrats say GOP's Perez stance hurts Hispanic outreach

High-ranking Democratic Party officials say Republicans will undo any good will they build up with Hispanics on immigration if they try to block Thomas E. Perez, an Hispanic lawyer whom President Obama nominated this week to run the Labor Department. Published March 19, 2013