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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

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

** 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 ** Investigators in a speedboat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden in October 2000. An explosion detonated by terrorists in a small boat had breached the hull of the destroyer while in port, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. (Associated Press)

USS Cole bombing suspect heads to hearing

The suspect in the 2000 bombing on the USS Cole that killed 17 and wounded 37 is set for a four-day pretrial hearing before a war crimes tribunal in Cuba. Published February 4, 2013