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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

**FILE** Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrats circulate petition to Obama: No new cuts

Move over Grover Norquist, whose Americans for Tax Reform sends out a "no new taxes" petition to new members of Congress. Democrats in Congress are riffing on his idea and circulating a pledge for congressional members — only with a left-wing slant. Published April 15, 2013

** FILE ** In this April 2, 2012, file photo, then Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks in Shawano, Wis. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Rick Santorum sent to hospital, cancels Iowa trip

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum had to cancel his Monday speech in Iowa after he fell sick in South Carolina and was forced to seek treatment in a local hospital. Published April 15, 2013

8-year-old stalks Tennessee lawmaker into dropping welfare reform

An 8-year-old girl fueled by her anti-welfare reform caretakers followed a lawmaker around the Tennessee Capitol on Thursday until he was shamed into dropping his bill that tied a portion of benefits to students' academic progress. Published April 12, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Ohio Democrat (

U.S. Civil Rights Commission members warn amnesty hurts blacks

Three who hold seats with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights warned the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus that granting amnesty to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the United States would negatively impact blacks. Published April 12, 2013

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Tony Perkins: Don't give money to GOP

Prominent religious right leader Tony Perkins called on conservatives to stop donating money to congressional Republicans until the party quits its soft talk on gay marriage. Published April 12, 2013