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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

Attorney General Eric Holder smiles during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Holder dissed 'Issa and his idiot cronies' in Fast and Furious email

Attorney General Eric Holder tipped his disdain for Rep. Darrell Issa and his legislative cohorts on the Fast and Furious investigation, outright slamming the representatives as idiots on a political witchhunt, according to a just-surfaced email. Published November 6, 2014

A pro-democracy protester walks at a main road in the occupied area of the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong democracy protesters clash with police

Protesters in Hong Kong, demanding more democracy from their government, clashed with police for about four hours on Thursday, witnesses and authorities said. Published November 6, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer)

John Boehner: 'We are humbled' by GOP wins

House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans will take the momentous win from the voters and rise to the massive responsibility given to lawmakers to bring about long-delayed reforms. Published November 5, 2014

People gather at the scene after a Palestinian driver rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5 , 2014. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Jerusalem terror attack leaves 1 dead, 13 hurt

One person was killed and 13 more injured in east Jerusalem when a Palestinian man smashed his car into a crowd at a rail platform in an apparent act of terrorism. Published November 5, 2014

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