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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. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listens during a luncheon program at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Marco Rubio refuses to answer pot use question, calling it no-win

Sen. Marco Rubio outright refused to answer any questions about his past marijuana use — whether he smoked or whether he didn't — calling the query a no-win situation that would isolate voters, no matter which way he responded. Published May 20, 2014

Bruce Carlson, right, holds his ceremonial marriage license to marry his partner, Matt Friday, at the Lane County courthouse Monday, May 19, 2014. Carlson, 72, and Friday, 63, were first in line at the county Deeds and Records office to apply for a license. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Paul Carter)

Oregonian gays buoyed by court ruling gather by dozens to marry

Dozens of gay couples in Oregon flocked to local magistrate offices to obtain their marriage certificates and perform quick ceremonies in the hours after a U.S. District judge ruled that a voter-approved ban on same-sex weddings was unconstitutional. Published May 20, 2014

Bald? Japan has got your back with discount drinks in Tokyo bar

Bald men in Japan are getting a lot of love from a Tokyo-based bar named Otasuke — a name that could be translated into English to mean "the baldie's friend" — where patrons with receding hairlines are offered a bit of consolation to cover their loss: Discounted drink tabs. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Clippers' Donald Sterling a 'wreck' over public rebuke of Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was an obvious "wreck" and on an emotional roller-coaster after telling a television host that Magic Johnson's contributions to basketball and to the black community were minimal, at best, said the former president of the Los Angeles NAACP chapter. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Moms' group targets Chipotle's gun-friendly atmosphere

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a group that campaigns for crackdowns on Second Amendment carry freedoms, has set its sights on Chipotle restaurants, calling for a reversal of the chain's open-door policy for gun owners. Published May 20, 2014

**FILE** Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Associated Press/Naples Daily News, Scott McIntyre)

Sarah Palin mocks media protection of Hillary Clinton's health

Sarah Palin sent out a series of scathing and sarcastic lines on her Facebook page in response to the mainstream media's condemnation of Karl Rove for daring to discuss former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's health. Published May 20, 2014

George Soros

George Soros-backed group plots $40M course to win 2014 votes

Koch brothers, move over. A group back by billionaire George Soros and other millionaires with progressive political slants are charting a course to give out nearly $40 million to various entities that can further their favored policy reforms — in 2014 alone, documents show. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and officials at the parliament in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Libyan national army)

U.S. poised to evacuate embassy in Tripoli, Libya: report

The U.S. military has doubled down on the number of planes it has standing by in Italy in case of an evacuation call for Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, various media reported Tuesday. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** Justice Elena Kagan. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court corrects Justice Kagan's history error in prayer case

One of the nation's highest judges, Justice Elena Kagan, was given the red pen treatment after researchers and court authorities found her dissenting opinion on the recently decided public meeting prayer case contained a historical inaccuracy. Published May 20, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran (left) of Mississippi appears to be the only longtime Republican officeholder to face a tough challenge in his primary battle for re-election this year. State Sen. Chris McDaniel also has status among voters by having a high political post. (Associated Press)

Mississippi senator tells church crowd: 'Reclaim your country'

A Mississippi state senator, Chris McDaniel, hoping for a primary win against Sen. Thad Cochran told a church crowd in Wiggins that America's Christian base ought to reignite itself and take back the nation from the leftist influences that are driving away the Founding Father principles. Published May 19, 2014