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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

Izzedine Al-Qassam Brigades militants carry a mock coffin of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Abu Hamdiyeh, 64, who was serving a life sentence for his role in a foiled attempt to bomb a busy cafe in Jerusalem in 2002, died Tuesday of cancer in an Israeli jail. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire as cease-fire crumbles

Israel launched its first airstrike into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in nearly four months, and Gaza militants responded in kind, signaling the end of a cease-fire the two sides called in November. Published April 3, 2013

** FILE ** Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Hillary Clinton returns to stage: White House run in works?

Political watchers see Hillary Rodham Clinton's return to the public arena Tuesday evening — and to a very large Kennedy Center stage, at that — as a strategic stepping stone to the White House in 2016. Published April 3, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama (left), with daughters Malia (center) and Sasha, reads a book to children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

First lady's frustration: Reading at egg roll promoted junk food

First lady Michelle Obama's plans to push healthy food choices on participants in the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll went awry, as children — fueled by the pro-spaghetti book she read them — voiced scant preference for peas. Published April 2, 2013