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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

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses as he addresses supporters during his Election Night rally in this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney: Hey, Obama — you 'lost this last election round'

Former White House hopeful Mitt Romney had a blunt message for the commander-in-chief, telling a nationally televised audience that President Obama would be best served if he realized his party's Election Day disaster had in fact been a commentary on his leadership. Published November 17, 2014

Leo Gontmakher, a marijuana processor with Northwest Cannabis Solutions in Sultan, Wash., smells a bag of marijuana Saturday, Nov. 17, 2014, during the auction at Fireweed Farms in Prosser, Wash. Fireweed Farms auctioned off 300 pounds of marijuana in the first auction of its kind in the state. (AP Photo/The Tri-City Herald, Andrew Jansen)

Marijuana cures cancer? London researchers say cannabis is key

Researchers with the University of London at St. George's said they've discovered cannabis extracts containing the key chemical in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — actually help with brain cancer when combined with another chemical and radio therapy. Published November 17, 2014

David Axelrod: Obamacare's Jonathan Gruber is 'stupid'

Former White House adviser David Axelrod said in a tweet that it's not the American voter who is stupid — it's Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who slung that very label at the U.S. population. Published November 17, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican. (Associated Press)

Trey Gowdy says no to impeachment: 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

Republican bulldog Rep. Trey Gowdy put the kibosh on the idea of impeaching President Obama during a nationally television Fox News interview, telling his broadcast audience that booting the commander-in-chief from his office would open the doors to something even worse —the ascension of Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published November 14, 2014

News photographs that have been called into question, legitimately or not, for one reason or another, include that of President Obama shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., in early August to prove his gun-rights bona fides. (Associated Press)

NRA warns of Obama-fueled 'end-run around Congress' on gun rights

The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an "end-run around Congress," a spokesperson said. Published November 14, 2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014, file photo, high school senior Rachel Canning appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J. The Daily Record of Parsippany says Canning, the honor student who sued her parents for financial support, announced on Facebook that she plans to attend Western New England University as a biomedical engineering major and has won a $56,000 scholarship. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp, Pool, File)

N.J. parents ordered to pay college for estranged daughter, 21

Two New Jersey parents were just ordered by a court to pay for their adult daughter's college tuition — despite the fact that she's 21 years old and she's refused to speak to them since moving in with her grandmother. Published November 14, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, talks as she and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee receive updates of Election Eay information from Greg Jackson, field director of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nancy Pelosi slams media for sexism: 'I was never on the cover of Time'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chided members of the media for questions about her retirement, saying reporters wouldn't ask the same of her fellow male legislative counterparts and suggesting that the journalism profession was marked by sexism. Published November 14, 2014

President Obama (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Michigan school subs out Betsy Ross, Einstein for Obama, Oprah

Move over Betsy Ross — there's a new historical figure in town and his name is President Obama. That's the attitude of a Michigan school that updated its "Hall of Heroes" pictorial display of traditional American historical icons, and subbed in the likes of Mr. Obama, Walt Disney and civil rights author Maya Angelou. Published November 14, 2014

Fox News reports Republican gains in the Senate in an empty White House briefing room as poll numbers begin to pour in on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Judicial Watch sues feds for prying into the nation's newsrooms

The nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch announced Friday that it filed a Freedom of Information Act request against the Federal Communications Commission to find out why the agency wanted so badly to peer into U.S. newsrooms and see how editorial decisions are made. Published November 14, 2014