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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

A New York City Police Department Smart car is parked in the parking lot of Central Park's precinct, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in New York. The NYPD plans to replace its three-wheeled scooters with Smart cars. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York police told to pop breath mints to keep from cursing

Michael Julian, the former deputy commissioner of training for the New York Police Department — who only lasted two months on the job — offered up so many "wacky ideas," like sucking mints to quell cursing, that underlings said they started giving him the nod-and-smile treatment. Published February 20, 2015

Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher laughs while chatting with the media outside of his home in Holland, Ohio, in 2008. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Tea Party News Network staffers quit, cite 'despicable practices'

Several Tea Party News Network staffers resigned at once in protest of what they described as the company's "despicable practices," aimed at what they perceived as more for making money that advancing the principles of freedom. Published February 20, 2015

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 member of the House Armed Services Committee (Associated Press) **FILE**

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