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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

Policemen walk by a U.S. Embassy vehicle, in black at center, while patrolling at the parking lot of the Sanaa international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Houthi rebels seized about 20 vehicles left by U.S. diplomats and Marines at Sanaa's airport, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) **FILE **

U.S. embassy evacuation from Yemen left sensitive information exposed: emails

Emails from the State Department reveal that Americans scrambling to exit the U.S. Embassy in Yemen were so pressed for time that they bypassed certain procedures set up to safeguard sensitive information — and in so doing, left a communications system up and running that detailed day-to-day operations. Published February 19, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

James Risen, The New York Times: Team Obama 'wrecked First Amendment'

New York Times reporter James Risen didn't hold back — after hearing Attorney General Eric Holder's defense of the Obama administration's record on open government and press freedom — and slammed the White House for being as anti-media as you can get. Published February 19, 2015

Jane Fonda arrives at the 2014 Variety Power Of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Jane Fonda: I still smoke pot 'every now and then'

Jane Fonda, the Hollywood actress Vietnam veterans love to hate for her perceived propaganda reach-out to the North Vietnamese, made a confession to Du Jour magazine: I still smoke pot. Published February 18, 2015

Following the call of the youth section of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz), people light candles in front of the Danish Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, as they pay tribute to victims of the two terrorist attacks committed in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, Feb. 14.  (AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos)

Norwegian Muslims plan 'peace ring' at Oslo synagogue to protest violence

A group of Norwegian Muslims sick of the violence — and especially outraged at the deadly shooting attack at a Denmark synagogue last week — are planning to form a "peace ring" in Oslo as a show of solidarity and to say: Not all Muslims want to wage jihad. Published February 18, 2015

John Ratzenberger, an Emmy-nominated actor and entrepreneur, speaks to reporters following his address to attendees of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's annual Energy Summit in Jackson, Miss., on Oct. 8, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Actor John Ratzenberger touts $1M try to boost U.S. manufacturing

Actor John Ratzenberger, best known for his role as know-it-all postal worker Cliff Clavin on "Cheers," took to Atlanta on Wednesday to announce with Gov. Nathan Deal with a million-dollar campaign to bolster U.S. manufacturing. Published February 18, 2015

David Axelrod, one of President Barack Obama's longtime advisers, speaks in Boston in this May 31, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

David Axelrod brags Team Obama has had no 'major scandal' in 6 years

David Axelrod, the former senior adviser to President Obama, bragged on the administration's record of ethical governance during a talk at the University of Chicago, telling attendees that the White House's record for the past six years has been pretty much scandal-free. Published February 18, 2015

Vice President Joseph R. Biden talks with Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Defense Secretary Ashton Carter during Carter's swearing-in ceremony,  Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Carter, 60, is President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Joe Biden sparks social media with 'creepy uncle' grab of Ashton Carter's wife

Vice President Joseph R. Biden has once again raised the eyebrows of social media commentators, who saw his beckoning of Stephanie Carter — the wife of the new defense secretary, Ashton Carter — and subsequent grab of her shoulders and close-eared whisper as little more than America's "creepy uncle" at work. Published February 18, 2015

Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, in this March 30, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo, File)

Marie Harf doubles down on jobs-for-terrorists: Maybe view 'too nuanced' for some

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf doubled down on her claim that the long-term solution for dealing with Islamic State terrorists was to help them with economic opportunities — help them get jobs — saying that those who criticized that notion were perhaps not smart enough to understand. Published February 18, 2015