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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

**FILE** The United Nations building is reflected on the window of the U.S. mission to the U.N. as portraits of President Obama (left), Vice President Joseph R. Biden, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hang in the lobby on Sept. 18, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press)

U.S. decries $54M that U.N. spent for high-class travel

The United States is condemning "excessive" high-class business travel by staffers with the United Nations and says the global body ought to bring costs in line to reflect the struggling world economies. Published March 18, 2013

**FILE** Ashley Judd (Associated Press)

Democrats step back from Ashley Judd for Senate drive

Hollywood actress-turned-Senate-hopeful Ashley Judd may have a harder time winning the hearts and minds of Democrats to support her campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell after all. Published March 15, 2013

** FILE ** President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden and House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama mocks freshman lawmaker in closed-door session

Freshman Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee got a quick schooling on Capitol Hill politics this week, after President Obama answered his long-winded question with a snappy dress-down, served on a plate of mocking tone. Published March 15, 2013

**FILE** Smoke rises March 15, 2011, from the badly damaged Unit 3 reactor (left), next to the Unit 4 reactor covered by an outer wall at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okuma, Japan. The emergency command center at Japan's stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at Unit 3 and the plant chief reacted by shouting, "This is serious, this is serious," reveal videos of the crisis as it happened. (Associated Press/Tokyo Electric Power Co., File)

U.S. military sues Tokyo plant over nuclear disaster

Members of the U.S. military who were tasked with helping Japan with the clean-up and recovery from its 2011 nuclear power leak are now suing, claiming the company lied and downplayed dangers. Published March 15, 2013

**FILE** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks at a rally in support of repealing the state's death penalty in Annapolis on Jan. 15, 2013. O'Malley, who said he will be making repeal a priority, argued that the death penalty is a waste of resources that could be better used to fight crime in more productive ways. (Associated Press)

Maryland poised to ban death penalty

The General Assembly in Maryland is poised to pass a bill banning capital punishment in the state. Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is behind the push and will certainly sign the bill into law once it hits his desk, The Associated Press reports. Published March 15, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

Sen. Robert Menendez investigated by federal grand jury

A Miami federal grand jury is investigating Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez for allegations that he improperly used his congressional muscle to benefit a wealthy campaign donor who was a friend. Published March 15, 2013