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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

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit family photo, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Beijing. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama gum gaffe in China sparks humorous e-cigarette campaign

Who says politics is boring? A D.C. conservative think tank with a stake in the feds' push to regulate e-cigarettes has stumbled on a creative way to get its message out, thanks to President Obama's gum-chewing gaffe in China. Published November 11, 2014

Fox news prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly (Fox News) ** FILE **

Megyn Kelly drops f-bomb while introducing Mike Huckabee

Talk about an oops moment. Fox News' Megyn Kelly mistakenly dropped the f-bomb while introducing her Monday night guest Mike Huckabee — but, to her credit, seamlessly sailed right into the segment as if nothing had happened. Published November 11, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, attorney David Botsford listen during a pretrial hearing on felony abuse of power charges in the 390th District Court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Austin, Texas. An Austin grand jury indicted Perry in August. The charges stem from his carrying out a threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)

Rick Perry is asked by Dartmouth student: Would you have anal sex for $102M?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry — in New Hampshire to visit Dartmouth College and speak about border security, energy and foreign policy — was blindsided by a handful of sexually-explicit questions from the student audience, including one that asked if he'd engage in anal sex if the price were right. Published November 11, 2014

In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader) ** FILE **

Iran leader's call to 'annihilate' Israel throws wrench in nuclear talks

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Iran's tweeted call for the outright destruction of the Jewish nation throws quite a wrench in discussions about Tehran's nuclear development -- and that the Twitter message ought to serve as a warning to the international community. Published November 11, 2014

In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton seems to scare GOP

Lanny Davis — a Washington, D.C., insider who served as special counsel to former President Bill Clinton — said Republicans talk so much about a Hillary Clinton run for the White House that he's getting the feeling they're afraid of her. Published November 11, 2014

Glenn Beck (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Glenn Beck reveals ailment that's 'made me look crazy'

Talk radio giant Glenn Beck said on a recent broadcast that he's suffered from an ailment for the last five years that's bluntly, made him "look crazy," and that's completely confounded the medical community. Published November 11, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is introduced by Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin as he arrives to address the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md., Monday, Nov. 10, 2104. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Joe Biden on Israel: We're friends, but sometimes friends fight

Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to warm relations between Israel and the United States on Monday, telling a Jewish Foundations of North America crowd that the two nations remain steadfast friends — but that sometimes, even friends fight. Published November 10, 2014