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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Second Amendment save: Homeowner kills intruder, saves sleeping children

Call it a real-life example of the Second Amendment's importance: A 63-year-old Philadelphia man who shot and killed a home intruder not only saved his sleeping children from danger but also has motivated a nearby resident to buy a gun to protect her own house. Published April 1, 2013

This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows the scene following a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina border in Galax, Va., on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Three were killed in 17 separate wrecks involving 95 cars along Interstate 77, a highway that runs through the mountainous region of Virginia near the North Carolina border. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, Sgt. Mike Conroy)

Three killed in 95-car pileup on Virginia highway

Three were killed Sunday in 17 separate wrecks involving 95 cars along Interstate 77, a highway that runs through the mountainous region of Virginia near the North Carolina border. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats celebrate Easter with fundraising messages: Send money

Happy Easter: Send money. It wasn't quite that blunt, but Democratic Party politicos were up early Sunday morning sending out Easter emails to constituents on behalf of President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Virginia's governor hopeful, Terry McAuliffe, that focused more on money than on the spiritual. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** Aurora, Colo., theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in the courtroom during his arraignment in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (Associated Press/Denver Post)

Colo. prosecutors seek death penalty for Holmes

Prosecutors announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 dead and injuring 70 in last year's attack. Published April 1, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), accompanied by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks in New York's City Hall Blue Room on March 21, 2013. Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Bloomberg and Biden as they spoke in favor of an assault weapons ban. (Associated Press)

Joe Biden 'impotent' on gun control talks, GOP strategist says

Not so fast. The press and Democratic Party operatives may be painting President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden as a one-two punch of effective gun control strategy on Capitol Hill. But at least one Republican Party tactician says it ain't all that — and Mr. Biden's behind-scenes operations are largely exaggerated. Published April 1, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

Rep. Peter King: Kim Jong-un 'trying to be the tough guy'

Rep. Peter King characterized his biggest fear from North Korea is that leader Kim Jong-un was putting himself in a box with his strong rhetoric and he might reach the point where he feels he has no choice but to act. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** A premature infant (Associated Press)

Planned Parenthood lobbyist suggests killing newborn OK

A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood told Florida lawmakers this week that what doctors do with babies who were supposed to be aborted but were instead born alive is the doctors' business — suggesting killing was okay. Published March 29, 2013