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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

Gov. Jay Inslee, foreground, speaks to the media about public awareness and safety efforts the state is making in advance of the start of retail sales of recreational marijuana, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Olympia, Wash. Inslee says that it's imperative that marijuana stays out of the hands of minors. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington governor lays down marijuana law: No cartoons on sales packages

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won't be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. Published June 25, 2014

President Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. (Pete Souza/White House photo)

Obama called for reach-in foul at Chipotle

President Obama took a quick side-stop for lunch at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in downtown Washington on Monday and spoke with a handful of fans about his Summit on Working Families ideas — but it was his bad manners that stole the show. Published June 24, 2014

** FILE ** Phil Robertson addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Thursday, May 29, 2014. Several thousand Republicans gathered for the event. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson: 'Vote this ungodly bunch out of Washington, D.C.'

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson took another turn in the national media spotlight, telling a crowd of Rock the South festival-goers in Cullman, Ala., that he's truly a nice person, that he is trying to help homosexuals find Jesus and that voters need to boot the current batch of politicians from Capitol Hill. Published June 24, 2014

**FILE** Mohamed Elibiary (Twitter)

Homeland Security adviser tweets America is 'Islamic country'

A leading adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, following up comments about the Constitution being "Islamically compliant" with an even more head-turning tweet — that America is an Islamic country. Published June 24, 2014

**FILE** Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series, "Real Time With Bill Maher," in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO)

Bill Maher on Obama: 'He's a drop-dead atheist'

Try as he might, President Obama's public push to showcase himself as a man of faith just isn't believable, comedian Bill Maher said Monday during an appearance on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." Published June 24, 2014