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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)

Alan Grayson on Paul Ryan: He wants the poor 'to die'

Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, is back in the news. This time, his statements focus on Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wisconsin legislator's budget plan to cut expenses and balance federal finances within a decade. Published March 14, 2013

** FILE ** Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex on the UT campus in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/, Jay Janner)

Bill Gates pines for more U.K.-type powers for Obama

Sometimes America's free system of government and constitutional Democratic-Republic just make it too hard for the president to properly do his job, suggested Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday. Published March 14, 2013

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and newly named President Xi Jinping clap during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, in China, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

China's leader Xi Jinping secures president title, too

China leader Xi Jinping has been given the new title of president, a largely ceremonial role change that came by way of a 2,952-to-1 vote from the Beijing's Great Hall of the People Delegates on Thursday. Published March 14, 2013

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama admits budget deal could prove impossible

President Obama admitted that efforts to reach a budget deal may be at an impasse if Republicans aren't willing to raise taxes without attaching caveats on entitlement spending. Published March 13, 2013

** FILE ** Park Geun-hye (center), South Korea's new president, arrives for the official dinner at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Ms. Park took office as the country's first female president earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)

North Korea decries South Korea's 'swish of skirt'

North Korean high-ranking officials finally publicly recognized South Korea's first female president — but with a gender bash. Military officials decried the South's "swish of skirt," a derogatory swipe at South Korea's president, Park Guen-hye. Published March 13, 2013