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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

** FILE ** In this May 22, 2014, file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're calling the first national convention of fast-food workers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay

Activists and protesters seeking to pressure fast-food restaurants around the nation to give them $15 per hour minimum pay say they'll do whatever it takes — including civil disobedience and occupying the facilities — to win their cause. Published July 25, 2014

**FILE** Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (Associated Press)

Ed Rendell slams Ted Cruz: 'He looks like a jerk'

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz during a recent "Hardball" appearance on MSNBC, casting the Texas Republican as a "jerk" in the eyes of the American public. Published July 25, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joe Biden. (Associated Press)

Joe Biden: 'Businesses are hiring at historic rates'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a task force report to President Obama that business growth in the United States has hit "historic rates" and that hiring is reaching new highs. Published July 24, 2014

A shopper ties a message note for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 24, 2014. At least 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are expected to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes, the Ukrainian government said late on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Dutch receiving Malaysia plane bodies irked at Putin's daughter in Holland

Locals in the Netherlands gathered at the airport to receive the bodies of their loved ones who were killed during the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 turned their anger on one prominent resident — Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter, Maria, 29. Published July 24, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders were attending the conference, designed to mobilize religious conservative voters ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential contest. While polls suggest that social conservatives are losing their fight against gay marriage, Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical Christian voters continue to play a critical role in Republican politics.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Michele Bachmann 'There's a chance I could run' for president

Outgoing Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she's a bit perturbed she hasn't been included in speculation about possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates — and that she's not yet ruled herself out of the picture. Published July 24, 2014