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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

This undated file photo shows al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

Navy admiral warns SEALS in Osama bin Laden raid: Be quiet

Navy SEALS involved in the raid and killing of terrorist head Osama bin Laden have been put on notice by the head of Naval Warfare Special Command, who penned an open letter to the unit to bluntly say: Quit talking about the mission. Published November 5, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes votes Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at the The Peasant Green Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky.   (AP Photo/ John Flavell)

Alison Lundergan Grimes slammed by Democrats for ungracious concession speech

The hits to Alison Lundergan Grimes just keep on coming. Not only did she lose to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in her Senate bid by a wide margin, but shortly after, those of her own political ilk took to the national airwaves to slam her concession speech, characterizing her as anything but gracious. Published November 5, 2014

A chastened White House announced late Tuesday evening that President Obama had invited congressional leaders to the White House on Friday to try to chart a path forward, hoping to find at least some issues where the two parties could cooperate. (Associated Press)

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'How does the president not read this as a rejection?'

MSNBC Chris Matthews — the liberal television pundit who once famously said that President Obama's speaking skills sent a tingle up his leg — turned an Election Day critical eye to the commander-in-chief and asked: How can he not understand the Republican wave is a commentary on his leadership? Published November 5, 2014

This May 24, 2013, file photo shows the empty Delta airlines terminal 3 at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Heartbroken man gifting world trip to girl with same name as ex

A heartbroken man who booked a world trip to take with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Gallagher — before the relationship broke off — is now offering that ticket to any other girl with the same name who also happens to be a Canadian passport holder. Published November 4, 2014

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard activated by National Guard

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who's poised to win her re-election bid Tuesday, has been activated by the National Guard to help respond to lava from the active Kilauea volcano threatening a rural town. Published November 4, 2014

Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson of the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (Associated Press)

Duck Dynasty son: We should teach the Bible in schools

One of the clan of the television reality hit "Duck Dynasty" -- Alan Robertson, the son of the oldest family son, Phil Robertson -- said public schools ought to embrace the Bible and incorporate it into curriculum. Published November 4, 2014

In this Feb. 23, 2006, file photo, mail for one route in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is sorted and waits to be picked up by recipients at the New Orleans post office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Wisconsin mailman under investigation for dumping GOP fliers

A mailman in Wisconsin is facing a formal investigation over allegations that he dumped hundreds of letters and fliers touting support for Republican candidates into the trash, rather than delivering them. Published November 4, 2014

Ben Carson is interviewed by a radio station after speaking at the National Security Action Summit II held at the Marriott Wardman Hotel, Washington, D.C., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Ben Carson: 'People are not quite as easily manipulated right now'

Conservative commentary star Ben Carson — and possible White House contender for 2016 — said Americans aren't nearly so susceptible to Democratic promises as they have been in years past, due in large part to the sluggish economy. Published November 4, 2014