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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

News photographs that have been called into question, legitimately or not, for one reason or another, include that of President Obama shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., in early August to prove his gun-rights bona fides. (Associated Press)

NRA warns of Obama-fueled 'end-run around Congress' on gun rights

The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an "end-run around Congress," a spokesperson said. Published November 14, 2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014, file photo, high school senior Rachel Canning appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J. The Daily Record of Parsippany says Canning, the honor student who sued her parents for financial support, announced on Facebook that she plans to attend Western New England University as a biomedical engineering major and has won a $56,000 scholarship. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp, Pool, File)

N.J. parents ordered to pay college for estranged daughter, 21

Two New Jersey parents were just ordered by a court to pay for their adult daughter's college tuition — despite the fact that she's 21 years old and she's refused to speak to them since moving in with her grandmother. 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

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

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trey Gowdy says no to impeachment: 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

Republican bulldog Rep. Trey Gowdy put the kibosh on the idea of impeaching President Obama during a nationally television Fox News interview, telling his broadcast audience that booting the commander-in-chief from his office would open the doors to something even worse —the ascension of Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published November 14, 2014

Duck Dynasty star Jep Robertson (right) was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure during a deer hunting trip recently. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

'Duck Dynasty' goes Broadway: Musical in the works as gays protest

"Duck Dynasty" TV show, "Duck Dynasty" coffee cups and posters, one of the "Duck Dynasty" castmates on "Dancing With the Stars" — and now, soon to come: "The Duck Commander Family Musical," starring none other than the cast of the A&E hit reality, the Robertson family. Published November 13, 2014

President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday. (Instagram/White House)

Obama a boor? Critics whisper he's 'denigrating the office'

President Obama's recent gum-chewing gaffe at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has handed critics a new line of fire that counts down the number of times his behavior has proven less than presidential and ponders: Perhaps he's giving the Oval Office a bad name. Published November 13, 2014