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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

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., holds an impromptu news conference outside a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rand Paul calls for Susan Rice to testify under oath

Sen. Rand Paul followed a bomb-blaster of a tweet about Susan Rice's supposed "spying on [the] Trump campaign" with a call for her to come to Capitol Hill, take the oath and testify. She won't. But she should. Published April 4, 2017

A man lays flowers in memory of victims killed by a bomb blast in a subway train in St. Petersburg, at the memorial stone with the word Leningrad (St. Petersburg) at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, in front of the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg Monday, killing several people and wounding many more in a chaotic scene that left victims sprawled on a smoky platform. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

St. Petersburg 'suicide bomber' from Islamic jihad hotspot

Russian authorities have identified the name of the man they think responsible for setting off the St. Petersburg subway blast that killed 14 and injured dozens -- Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22. And they're not using the "I-word"yet -- Islam -- but all fingers are pointing in that direction. Published April 4, 2017

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with civil rights leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Brittany Packnett, of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and Co-Founder of We The Protestors and Campaign Zero; the president; Rep, John Lewis, D-Ga., and Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Democrats and left-leaning groups are turning their attention to statehouses, recognizing that many of the policies they object to are being enacted at the state level as an obstructionist Congress has passed few laws in recent years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Valerie Jarrett's new, unpaid gig for Obama

Valerie Jarrett, former shadowy adviser to Barack Obama, back when he ran the White House, has a new role -- and interestingly enough, given all the Democratic flak flung Ivanka Trump's way for her non-salaried White House position, it's unpaid. Published April 3, 2017

Another Dem boards the impeachment fantasy train

Could the left please, please, please get it in their heads that prosecution generally follows crime -- not precedes it? That goes for the impeachment process, people. Published April 3, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington upon arrival from a round of golf with President Donald Trump, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump, Paul, Mulvaney golf game bodes well for Obamacare

Smart move, Mr. President. President Donald Trump bounced back from a week of bashing some of the Republican Party's biggest tea party base, the Freedom Caucus, with a reach-out to Sen. Rand Paul to play golf and talk Obamacare. Published April 3, 2017

In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge rules Trump campaign rhetoric 'plausible' call to violence

Watch what you say, conservatives. A federal judge in Kentucky has ruled that President Donald Trump may indeed have incited violence with his words during a campaign rally back in March 2016, and that plaintiffs hurt by his supporters may indeed go ahead and sue. Published April 3, 2017

Trump's mad scientist attack on the Freedom Caucus

In his recent attacks on certain members of his own Republican Party, President Donald Trump's taken his beloved boldness and gone amok. Simply put: You can't be condemning the Freedom Caucus, Mr. President. Published April 1, 2017

Mike Flynn wants immunity -- give it

Mike Flynn, who resigned his national security adviser post for President Donald Trump under a cloud of suspicion about his talks with Russia's ambassador to the United States, wants to tell his story to Congress, but wants immunity first. Give it. He should have it. Published March 31, 2017

Guest speaker Hillary Clinton greets supporters after her speech during the the Society of Irish Women annual dinner on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 2017, in Scranton, Pa. Clinton says she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground. She urged a divided country to work together to solve problems, recalling how, as first lady, she met with female leaders working to bring peace to Northern Ireland. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Hillary Clinton's astonishing post-State access to top secret docs

Hillary Clinton may have resigned her secretary role at the State Department in 2013 -- but her access to top secret and classified information didn't end then. This is outrageous, particularly when the reasons for her continued access were tied to this: to pen her memoir. Published March 31, 2017

FILE - In this March 27, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration issued a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities may lose more than funding

Jeff Sessions said sanctuary cities may face more backlash from the administration than a loss of funding -- that the White House is considering other punitive measures, as well. Good. No punishment is too small for sanctuary cities that go out of their way to help the criminal element. Published March 31, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with President Barack Obama before the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Trump's mental fitness under snarky media attack

The snarky mainstream media, apparently tiring of Russia and frustrated over Devin Nunes' refusal to remove himself from his House Intelligence Committee chairmanship, has decided to revisit an issue that's lagged a bit -- the notion of President Donald Trump's mental fitness. But what of King Barack Obama's absolute hubris? Published March 30, 2017

FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama ethics lawyer laughably weighs in on Ivanka

Oh good. We were all wondering what Barack Obama's people thought of President Donald Trump's decision to hire his daughter, Ivanka, for an official White House job -- and now we can sleep again. According to Norman Eisen, the former ethics lawyer to Obama, yep, it's nepotism alrightee. Published March 30, 2017

This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows a sign outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. That's despite Republican assurances that the "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina goes soft on bathroom safety

Enough with the bathrooms already. Fact is: No amount of legislation can change a boy into a girl, and a girl into a boy. But North Carolina lawmakers are back at it, trying to please businesses, LGBTQs and those who see bathroom gender laws as discriminatory with a so-called repeal -- that doesn't make anyone happy. Published March 30, 2017

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference held at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Nikki Haley's full-bird flip to the U.N.

Oh, Nikki Haley. What a gem you've become. The South Carolina flag-flap is forgiven -- so, too, the endorsement of Marco Rubio for president. Kicking it hard to the United Nations has lit up her political star once again. Published March 30, 2017

Rep. Luis Gutierrez was placed in handcuffs Monday after refusing orders to leave a staged sit-in at the Chicago headquarters for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Twitter/@RepGutierrez)

Luis Gutierrez goes off reservation to defend sanctuary cities

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Democrat from Illinois, has gone the proverbial off the reservation -- out to lunch, into the Twilight Zone, off his rocker, what have you -- in a Wednesday morning CNN "New Day" defense of sanctuary cities. He calls them Fourth Amendment cities, and says ICE has no legal right to intrude, absent a warrant. Published March 29, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking before the Professional Businesswomen of California Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in San Francisco. Clinton is in San Francisco for one of her first public speeches since losing the 2016 presidential race. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hillary Clinton's anti-Trump screed utter nonsense

Hillary Clinton overcame her months of self-imposed silence to take the national stage and denounce President Donald Trump as a misogynist who's harming America -- while forgetting, at least publicly, Barack Obama's own White Male Only administration. Published March 29, 2017

People attending an anti-Trump rally and protest hosted by filmmaker Michael Moore hold signs as they listen to speakers on a stage set up in front of the Trump International Hotel, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in New York. President-elect Donald Trump, a New Yorker, is scheduled to take the oath of office Friday in Washington. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Trump's climate change condemned as snuffing human life

Michael Moore, that Hollywood walk of famer who rose to national prominence by making movies showing why conservatives suck, now has a new exclamation mark to add to that sentence: President Donald Trump is destroying the world and extinguishing all of humanity. Oh man, this is bad, very bad. Published March 29, 2017