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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

First lady Michelle Obama reacts to a container of pumpkins that were harvested by school children in the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Labor Department cafeteria shut down due to rodent feces, flies

Michelle Obama would not be happy. The Labor Department was just forced to shut down its internal cafeteria due to unhealthy standards — specifically, the rodent feces that was found along the floor in one storage room. Published February 19, 2015

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and a member of the House Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

Duncan Hunter: Obama better suited for role of mayor than president

Rep. Duncan Hunter told a Fox News television audience that President Obama — with his reluctance to name radical Islam as the root of recent acts of terror and his warning against profiling of American Muslims — sounds more like he's leading a local law enforcement department than the U.S. military and populace. Published February 19, 2015

Policemen walk by a U.S. Embassy vehicle, in black at center, while patrolling at the parking lot of the Sanaa international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Houthi rebels seized about 20 vehicles left by U.S. diplomats and Marines at Sanaa's airport, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) **FILE **

U.S. embassy evacuation from Yemen left sensitive information exposed: emails

Emails from the State Department reveal that Americans scrambling to exit the U.S. Embassy in Yemen were so pressed for time that they bypassed certain procedures set up to safeguard sensitive information — and in so doing, left a communications system up and running that detailed day-to-day operations. Published February 19, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

James Risen, The New York Times: Team Obama 'wrecked First Amendment'

New York Times reporter James Risen didn't hold back — after hearing Attorney General Eric Holder's defense of the Obama administration's record on open government and press freedom — and slammed the White House for being as anti-media as you can get. Published February 19, 2015