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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

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Anchorage Alaska. Sullivan is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mitt Romney on Democrats: 'They're gonna lose big time'

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney hardly minced words when he responded to a White House claim that the Democrats would keep the Senate, scoffing up a blunt reply on Fox News: No, they're not, he said. Published November 4, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

Islamic State seizes natural gas field in Syria

Islamic State terrorists took over a natural gas field in the Homs province of Syria, as well as several caches of weapons from the Syrian fighters, several military sources said. Published November 4, 2014

Rosemary Bennett walks home Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, during a winter storm in Greenville, Miss. (AP Photo/The Delta Democrat-Times, Bill Johnson) ** FILE **

Maine digs out from early dump of snow

The Indian summer came to a quick end in Maine on Monday, as more than a foot of snow buried streets, cars and homes in parts of the state, forcing traffic to a standstill and leaving tens of thousands without electricity and heat. Published November 3, 2014

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pastors openly defying IRS, endorsing candidates

Pastors at churches around the nation are openly defying the IRS's rules against nonprofits endorsing political candidates, and they're speaking from the pulpit about their preferred politicos. Published November 3, 2014

The Satanic Temple sent "The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities," a coloring book assembled by the organization, to the Orange County school district in Florida for distribution.

Satanic Temple submits coloring book to Florida schools

A New York-based satanic group has sent a coloring book and other literature to a Florida school district and asked the materials be added to its distribution lists — same as the Bibles that were allowed a few months ago. Published November 3, 2014

President Barack Obama, right, campaigns for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Obama delivers campaign speech to mostly empty venue

President Obama's Pennsylvania stop for gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf was a subpar affair in terms of turnout, with only about a quarter of the seats at the venue taken -- a sharp contrast to the commander-in-chief's earlier politicking days of packed stadiums. Published November 3, 2014

Trick-or-treaters get their treat at the North Portico of the White House during a Halloween celebrations, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

L.A. police arrest several in fatal Halloween hit-and-run

Police in Los Angeles said they've arrested several in connection with the Halloween evening hit-and-run killings of three 13-year-old, trick-or-treating girls, but they've yet to release their names or identifying pieces of information about the suspects. Published November 3, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is surrounded by preachers as he addresses a crowd at a Houston church regarding a legal dispute five pastors fighting subpoenas from Houston city attorneys demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered that relate to Houston’s equal rights ordinance. Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking the speeches and other information. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ted Cruz vows to take on Obama if GOP wins Senate

Sen. Ted Cruz — never one to stand shyly in the political corner in the first place — has vowed to don boxing gloves, rally his GOP colleagues and take on President Obama and his progressive politics directly if the Senate goes Republican this Tuesday. Published November 3, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, right, laughs as he is introduced by DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., at the DNC Women's Leadership conference in Washington, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz: 'We're going to hold the Senate'

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the lone wolf approach to speaking about Election Day during a televised interview, telling the nation-at-large that despite what polls, Republican pundits and even liberal leaders say, the Senate will keep its political status quo. Published November 3, 2014