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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

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Massachusetts fifth-grader suspended for finger-point gun

A 10-year-old boy in Massachusetts was suspended from school for two days for forming his fingers in the shape of a gun and making laser sounds — an act deemed threatening by the assistant principal. Published November 20, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton gives the keynote speech at the New Republic Centennial Gala Dinner at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Bill Clinton backs Obama on immigration: He's on 'firm legal ground'

Former President Bill Clinton has issued a statement of strong support for President Obama's planned executive action on immigration — a somewhat curious stance, given the so-called bad blood that's divided the two first families for years. Published November 20, 2014

This June 6, 2013, file photo, shows the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. A Utah lawmaker is questioning whether city water should be shut off to a massive National Security Agency data-storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts of Santaquin said he wants to explore whether the data center is getting any sweetheart deals on municipal water and power before a legislative committee hearing Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Marc Roberts of Utah says to shutter water supply to NSA's data center

State Rep. Marc Roberts of Utah said water authorities ought to shut off the lines that feed the National Security Agency's massive data center located just outside Salt Lake City as a means of curtailing the government's spy activities on innocent Americans. Published November 20, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. Sharpton spoke about his plans for the pending grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb and Eric Garner in New York and also addressed tax allegations in a New York Times story. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Al Sharpton on $4.5M tax debt report: 'I ain't going nowhere'

The Rev. Al Sharpton came out swinging against a critical New York Times story that found he owed about $4.5 million in taxes, saying the report was politically motivated and that no matter what, he wasn't going anywhere. Published November 20, 2014

This April 1, 2014, file photo shows the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. Emails released Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 from a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches almost two months before telling government safety regulators that the switches would be recalled. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Arizona sues General Motors for $3B over recalls

Arizona's attorney general kicked off a lawsuit against General Motors, saying the auto manufacturer is guilty of defrauding buyers out of $3 billion or so for its many product recalls. Published November 20, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about recent Republican party gains and the road ahead for his party during a press conference at the Republican governors' conference in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The organization's annual conference began Wednesday in a luxury oceanside resort where the nation's Republican governors are celebrating their party's recent success in the midterm elections while privately jockeying for position as the 2016 presidential contest looms. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

John Kasich: I'm not a RINO — I just care about people

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich said in a Fox News televised appearance that he's not a Republican In Name Only, as many charge — rather, he simply cares about people and combines his politics with his religious beliefs. Published November 20, 2014

Lou Ferrigno as Hulk.

Lou Ferrigno's wife, Carla: Bill Cosby tried to sexually assault me

Carla Ferrigno, the wife of Lou Ferrigno — who played "The Incredible Hulk" on TV — said Bill Cosby tried to sexually assault her at a party when she was in her teen years. And her claim comes on the heels of one from another woman, Therese Serignese, who said the now-beleaguered actor once gave her pills and raped her. Published November 20, 2014

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, center right, walks among people protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Emails sent to top public-safety officials both criticizing and praising Johnson for appearing to sympathize with protesters illustrate one of the challenges that authorities could face after a grand jury decides whether to charge the police officer who killed Brown _ how to walk a fine line between providing public empathy and security. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ferguson grand jury heads to final session, as community tenses

The grand jury hearing evidence about Officer Darren Wilson is poised to meet for what many believe is its final session — as tension and worry build that the decision will generate violence in and around the Ferguson community. Published November 20, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ** FILE **

Obama's tax-paid total for Labor Day flights? $1.5M-plus

A government watchdog found that President Obama spent plenty during his fundraising and personal jaunts over Labor Day weekend — more than $1.5 million of taxpayer dollars in flight costs alone. Published November 19, 2014

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has said that the framers of the Constitution would be shocked by how much power has gravitated to the president. (Associated Press)

John Boehner hires TV's legal star Jonathan Turley to sue Obama

House Speaker John Boehner said he thinks he's found — finally — the attorney who can compel the courts to rein in President Obama on executive action and overreach. He's hired Jonathan Turley, a George Washington professor with an expert understanding of the Constitution. Published November 19, 2014