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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

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis waves the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (Associated Press/L'Osservatore Romano)

China to new pope: Welcome, but stay away from Taiwan

China welcomed aboard Pope Francis 1, the former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, with a formal statement of congratulations on Thursday. But in the next breath, the nation issued a thinly veiled warning. Published March 14, 2013

**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