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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

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

** FILE ** A member of the Muslim community performs a call to prayer during a rally in New York on Feb. 3, 2012, to demand the resignation of police Commissioner Ray Kelly and police department spokesman Paul Browne. Thirty-three civil rights groups from around America complained to the New York attorney general about police documents that showed the New York Police Department recommending increased surveillance of Shiite mosques based solely on their religion. (Associated Press)

NYPD sued for spying on Muslims

Civil rights lawyers filed a suit against the New York Police Department on Monday, alleging law enforcement has created a climate of fear with its "widespread and intense" surveillance of Muslims. Published February 5, 2013

SEAL sniper shooting suspect had 2 mental hospital stays

The suspect in jail for allegedly shooting to death American SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield on Saturday has a past that includes two mental hospital stays, according to various media reports. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, Bishop Tawadros, 60, soon to be Pope Tawadros II greets well-wishers, not shown, after being named the 118th Coptic Pope in the Wadi Natrun Monastery complex northwest of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Coptic Christian pope has sharply criticized the country's Islamist leadership in an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, saying the new constitution is discriminatory and that Christians should not be treated as a minority. (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper, File)

Egypt's Coptic Christian pope condemns new constitution

Egypt's Coptic Christian pope is coming out in strong opposition to the nation's Islamist leadership, calling the new constitution discriminatory, especially toward Christians, and openly criticizing President Mohammed Morsi for religious remarks. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this picture obtained from the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, the rocket dubbed "Pishgam," or "Pioneer," is launched, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A gray-tufted monkey strapped in a pod resembling an infant's car seat rode an Iranian rocket into space and returned safely, officials said Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in what was described as a step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight. (AP Photo/ISNA, Mohammad Agah)

Iran vows man in space by 2018

The latest in a recent string of Iranian announcements on its space program came Tuesday, when the country vowed to launch an astronaut by 2018. Published February 5, 2013

**FILE** Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Moscow on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia hires Goldman to get rid of graft perceptions

Russia — hoping to overcome its global reputation as a breeding ground for graft — has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to advise on government communications and investor dealings. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Menendez's office says he traveled on a plane owned by a Florida physician who is a friend and political donor, but denied that the senator had engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

New report: Shadow of sex scandal hovers over Menendez

Just hours after Sen. Robert Menendez's office issued denials of the New Jersian's dalliances with prostitutes in the Dominican Republican, a new report has surfaced bearing supposed first-hand knowledge of the alleged incidents. Published February 5, 2013