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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 ** Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. (Associated Press)

Sarah Palin to Obama: 'War is hell, so go big or go home'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin penned a reaction to President Obama's speech on the Islamic State on her Facebook page, telling the commander-in-chief that if he can't lead with boldness, then he's better off stepping aside. Published September 11, 2014

** FILE ** Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (Associated Press)

Anthony Weiner resurfaces to rebuke Elizabeth Warren

The long-lost voice of former Rep. Anthony Weiner — a failed New York mayoral candidate whose political star fell over a sexting scandal — came to life this week, right after he sent out a very public rebuttal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's rebuke of former Minority Leader Eric Cantor. Published September 11, 2014

Iowa partiers outraged as police bust house party, brandish guns

Iowa City police have been forced to issue a statement defending its officers' actions after a YouTube video that's generated thousands of hits seems to show them pushing their way — without any warrant — into a house party and arresting three. Published September 11, 2014

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

Honolulu council poised to scoot homeless from tourist streets

Hawaiian vacationers don't want to see homeless on the streets — and that's the driving logic behind a handful of Honolulu City Council measures approved this week that would make it nearly impossible for those without fixed addresses to loiter in public. Published September 11, 2014

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Darrell Issa claims proof of DOJ working with Democrats to leak documents

Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he knows for a fact the Department of Justice tried to coordinate with Democrats to leak documents to the press — a Justice official mistakenly called his office to set the wheels in motion, he said. Published September 10, 2014

** FILE ** This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

Texas sheriff to Islamic State: 'We'll send them to hell'

A tough-talking Texas sheriff had a strong message for Islamic State terrorists who might have sleeper cells near the Lone Star state, bluntly telling them in a CNN interview to stay sleeping — or else face death. Published September 10, 2014

President Barack Obama smiles at the wheel of a golf cart during golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Published September 10, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson has signed a petition calling for the destruction of the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson on Ray Rice: 'Let's not demonize this guy'

Ben Carson, the noted neurologist and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, said ex-Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice needs help and the American public should refrain from demonizing him. Published September 9, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Senators offer $10M for capture of Islamic State beheaders

Five Democratic and Republican senators have pulled together on a bill that offers a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of the Islamic State terrorists who beheaded the two American journalists. Published September 9, 2014