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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

The newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on a Boardwalk deed next to a die and houses at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Voting on Facebook determined that the cat would replace the iron token. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Monopoly players have spoken: It's the cat token

Out with the iron. In with the cat. That's the decision of Monopoly voters who weighed in from 120 different countries with their choices for the new game piece. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** in this Dec. 13, 2012, file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks to Education Minister Annette Schavan during a session of the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany. Schavan says she will not resign after a university stripped her of her doctorate because of plagiarism, and she vowed to fight the ruling. (AP Photo/dpa, Rainer Jensen, File)

Plagiarism finding rips Germany's education minister

Germany's education minister has fallen from political grace, as officials with her former Duesseldorf University have found her guilty of plagiarism and stripped away her doctorate degree. Published February 6, 2013

Dick Morris

Dick Morris out at Fox, in at CNN

Dick Morris, one of Fox News' go-to guys for predictions and poll talk during the presidential election, is moving on. Fox News cut the commentator and refused to renew his contract, according to an Associated Press report. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** Crunchy walnuts are featured in this composed salad made from roasted tomatoes and creamy, herbed ricotta cheese. Carefully toast raw nuts and seeds to get the most out of their deep, rich flavor. (Associated Press)

Tomato wars head toward peaceable end

A long-running tomato trade war that pitted U.S. and Florida growers against Mexican importers may finally come to an end, as the U.S. Commerce Department has announced an agreement to regulate and control prices. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** A freshman Republican state lawmaker from North Dakota plans to introduce a bill that would limit use of drones for law enforcement after the highly publicized case of a Lakota farmer who was arrested after a 16-hour standoff with police on Jan. 6, 2013. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Associated Press)

States scramble with legislation to fend off drones

States are responding to the rising concerns over drone use by police agencies and at least 11 have brought forth bills limiting the use of the technology, according to various media. Published February 6, 2013

President Reagan's legacy lives on as he's remembered on his 102nd birthday

Within hours of launch, thousands of well-wishers had already signed the virtual birthday card for Ronald Reagan — who would have turned 102 on Monday — posted on a specially created Facebook page from The Heritage Foundation to commemorate the nation's 40th president. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

Rand Paul echoes dad's call for Fed audit

Like father, like son. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is following in the footsteps of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, and pushing for a bill that requires an audit of the Federal Reserve. Published February 5, 2013

EU headquarters nearly empty as unions call for strikes

The European Union's headquarters in Brussels was almost empty Tuesday. That's because civil servants are on strike, pushing back proposals to cut their pay or benefits in the face of looming budget pressures. Published February 5, 2013

House Majority Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

Cantor's language mirrors Obama's, Teddy Roosevelt's

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor still wears the Republican pin — but his language may be moving left. According to The Hill, which obtained excerpts of the Virginia Republican's speech a day before he was due to speak at the American Enterprise Institute, Mr. Cantor called for aid for working families using language eerily similar to that of notable Democrats. Published February 5, 2013

Lindsey Graham on Chuck Hagel: He's 'clueless'

Sen. Lindsey Graham had harsh words on Monday for Chuck Hagel, President Obama's would-be Secretary of Defense: He's "clueless" on some foreign-policy issues. Published February 5, 2013