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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 ** In this Oct. 1, 2012 photo, an American Airlines airplane taxis for take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

American Airlines, US Airways to merge

Following years of bankruptcy filings and debt consolidations, American Airlines and US Airways are expected to announce a merger Thursday, lowering the total of major carriers in the industry to four. Published February 14, 2013

Photographs by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times
A crowd estimated at 50,000 takes part in TheCall DC, a Christian rock concert and day of prayer and fasting, Saturday on the National Mall.

Taxpayers pick up Asian hip-hop tour promoted by U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department is going hip-hop. The department's Bureau of Educations and Cultural Affairs said it's sending the San Francisco-based hip hop group, Audiopharmacy, on a Southeast Asia and Pacific tour, as part the federal agency's American Music Abroad program. Published February 13, 2013

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Democratic lawmaker heralds Obama as the next FDR

A Democratic congresswoman is heralding President Obama as the next New Dealing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in gushing praise on the House floor following the Tuesday-evening State of the Union. Published February 13, 2013

President Obama gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama vows to lead the crackdown on North Korea

President Obama ushered in some tough talk in his Tuesday-evening State of the Union address, pledging the United States would take a leadership role against North Korea's provocative nuclear test. Published February 13, 2013

** FILE ** A job seeker grabs a flier advertising a job at Orange County One Stop Center in Westminster, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama's minimum wage hike to $9 would kill jobs, report says

President Obama's push to hike the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour may sound good to minimum wage earners, but business owners and economic analysts aren't applauding. History shows that mandated minimum wage hikes often lead to massive job loss. Published February 13, 2013