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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 ** President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, pose with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly at the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner. (Daniel P. Schwartz/White House Correspondents Association)

Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm not Rush Limbaugh … I'm a fact-based guy'

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly issued a somewhat scathing assessment of his talking head competition, putting liberal Sen. Al Franken in the same boat as conservative Rush Limbaugh and dismissing them as partisan hacks or scaremongers. Published June 20, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy is among a dozen lawmakers who will soon take to the golf links to benefit eight charities. (associated press)

WATCH Trey Gowdy light up John Boehner and Lindsey Graham

Rep. Trey Gowdy took a time-out from the somber cause of politicking to tell a two-plus minute story of his recent dream that opened: Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maryland's Rep. Andy Harris all died and went to Heaven. Published June 20, 2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a group of high school girls work at completing an exercise during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

School blocks NRA, GOP, Christian websites — but not Dem, Islam sites

A senior at one Connecticut high school has asked administrators to explain why he can access websites like, the State Democrat site and Planned Parenthood on the school's computers -- but not sites for the NRA, the State GOP or Published June 19, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama applauds a group of people who were just sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Iraq terror supporters mock Michelle Obama: '#BringBackOurHumvee'

Supporters of the ISIL uprising against Iraq's government have taken to Twitter to send out a mocking message aimed at U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, posting a doctored photograph of the White House figure holding a sign: "#BRINGBACK OUR HUMVEE." Published June 19, 2014

** FILE ** This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

Rush Limbaugh blasts feds' 'tyranny' over Redskins trademark spike

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh didn't mince words in his assessment of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's severing of the Redskins name over perceptions its was "disparaging," calling the move akin to tyranny -- a pure power play on the part of the president. Published June 19, 2014

Joe Biden vows U.S. will 'impose further costs' on Russia for Crimea

Vice President Joseph R. Biden promised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a private conversation that the United State would not abandon its cause to clamp down on Russia for its recent aggressions into the region, leading to the annexation of Crimea. Published June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in New York. The fundraiser comes a day after the White House announced plans for Obama to sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama on LGBT rights: 'Who you love shouldn't be a fireable offense'

President Obama told a New York City crowd of LGBT supporters that even though he's taking executive action to ensure federal contractors can't fire anyone for their sexual orientation, gay-rights activists still need to press Congress for similar protections. Published June 18, 2014