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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

Republicans say OK to $120M tax hike on duck hunters

House Republicans said yes in a voice vote to a measure that will, in the end, hike permit costs on duck hunters by $120 million — a substantial amount that at least one conservative group is decrying as actually a tax increase. Published November 18, 2014

In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, photo, people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., during protests for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer. (Associated Press)

Ferguson-area police blog warns: 'I'm serious, get a gun'

A social media forum for police — the "St. Louis Coptalk" site — that's frequented by law enforcement agents from Ferguson and surrounding areas includes this dire warning to residents: Go get a gun. Published November 18, 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

Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. rides his horse during the Mexican Independence Day Parade in Milwaukee in 2010. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, John Klein) ** FILE **

Sheriff David Clarke on fighting crime: Get rid of 'data-driven crap'

Milwaukee's tough-talking Sheriff David Clarke — who once famously told city residents to arm themselves so they could take out any "clown" who entered their homes — now says that communities shouldn't rely on "data-driven crap" to fight crime. Published November 17, 2014

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

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

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

On Military Appreciation Night for Veteran's Day at the Nassau Coliseum, the 106th Rescue of the National Guard unfurled the United States flag during the singing to the National Anthem before the NHL hockey game between the New York Islanders and the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

CNN clip warns: Be advised, national anthem about to play

The lead-up to CNN's production of "Sailor mom surprises daughter at school" included a somewhat strange warning message that appeared and played for several seconds in bold font against a black background: Watch out -- the national anthem's about to play. 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