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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** Sen. John McCain (Associated Press)

Conservatives take John McCain to task for gun control views

Political insiders are seeing Sen. John McCain as a key player in the upcoming Senate vote to expand background checks for gun buyers, and that has conservative constituents rocking. They say they're sick and tired of his Republican-In-Name-Only tendencies. Published March 25, 2013

** FILE ** In this Feb. 11, 2012, photo, panda reaches for Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

FedEx special delivery: Panda bears en route to Canada

A few hundred pounds of bamboo, another hundred or so pounds of bamboo shoots, some apples, some water and voila — you've got everything it takes to ship a couple of panda bears by land and sea, from China to Canada. Published March 25, 2013

** FILE ** Starbucks Corp., based in Seattle, hopes its new venture into instant coffee, Via, will be as prevalent in stores as its packaged coffee is now. The Starbucks instant comes in just shy of a $1 a cup, compared with the pennies a cup of home-brewed joe can cost. (Associated Press)

Taxpayers shell out thousands for lawmakers' coffee, doughnuts

Have you thanked your taxpayer today? Maybe that should be the sign hanging above coffee machines in Capitol Hill offices. Lawmakers are spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on coffee, snacks and catered food services, USA Today reports. Published March 25, 2013

**FILE** President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speak to reporters during their joint news conference at the Muqata President Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama's favorability falls with Muslim world

President Obama isn't doing as well with Middle Eastern and Muslim relations as he promised, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center. Published March 25, 2013

Democratic Assemblyman Joe Cryan. (Screen shot from

New Jersey Democrat Joe Cryan's political star falls with sexually graphic emails

A New Jersey politician may have just traded his rising star status for a notation on the Democratic Party's blacklist. Emails obtained by The New York Post paint Democrat Assemblyman Joe Cryan in a most compromising position. He reportedly traded about 150 emails with lobbyist Karen Golding expressing his interest in kinky sexual activities — bondage, spanking and the like. Published March 25, 2013

Lady Gaga (Associated Press)

University of California course work: LGBTQ views of pop music

University of California students needing to a quick music course to fill out their credit requirements for graduation have an option this summer: Take the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Perspectives in Pop Music" class. Published March 25, 2013

** FILE ** This Sept. 27, 2010, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, shows a U.S. military guard walking a corridor between detainee cells at the Parwan detention facility near Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

U.S. hands over Bagram prison in Afghanistan

The United States has ceded control of its last prison in Afghanistan, the informally dubbed Bagram facility, bringing an end to two years of strained relations and disputes over which country controls prisoners. Published March 25, 2013