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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

President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday. (Instagram/White House)

Obama a boor? Critics whisper he's 'denigrating the office'

President Obama's recent gum-chewing gaffe at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has handed critics a new line of fire that counts down the number of times his behavior has proven less than presidential and ponders: Perhaps he's giving the Oval Office a bad name. Published November 13, 2014

Warren Buffett, left, Valerie Jarrett, White House senior advisor, center, and Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO , look on during the Goldman Sachs celebration ceremony of the first graduating class of the 10,000 Small Businesses at Wayne State University on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Detroit. The investment banking firm committed $20 million to Detroit and southeast Michigan to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jessica J. Trevino)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

Valerie Jarrett plays gender card: My critics must be sexists

Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's behind-the-scenes adviser and personal family friend, shrugged off critics who said she had a hand in bringing on the Democratic Party's Election Day disaster and suggested that those who wanted her out were perhaps sexist. Published November 13, 2014

Duck Dynasty star Jep Robertson (right) was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure during a deer hunting trip recently. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

'Duck Dynasty' goes Broadway: Musical in the works as gays protest

"Duck Dynasty" TV show, "Duck Dynasty" coffee cups and posters, one of the "Duck Dynasty" castmates on "Dancing With the Stars" — and now, soon to come: "The Duck Commander Family Musical," starring none other than the cast of the A&E hit reality, the Robertson family. Published November 13, 2014

FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev. A Las Vegas schoolteacher is suing Bundy, blaming him for her injuries and damage to her car in a crash with a Bundy cow on Interstate 15 near Mesquite. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher, File)

Cliven Bundy: Ranch has been fed-free since armed standoff

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada cattle rancher who engaged in an armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents earlier this year, said at least one good thing's come of his showdown: The area's been free and clear of federal authorities in recent weeks. Published November 12, 2014

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants wave al Qaeda flags as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State's price list: For sale, Christian woman, $63

A recently discovered and interpreted document reveals that the Islamic State has an actual price list it uses to sell the women and children its terrorists take — and that prices vary, depending on age, gender and ethnic background. Published November 12, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Women Veterans Career Development Forum at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama scores $70K in jewelry from Brunei queen

The queen of Brunei gave first lady Michelle Obama $71,468 worth of jewelry in 2013 — just one of numerous high-priced gifts the White House family scored from foreign leaders in recent months. Published November 12, 2014

In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Hillary Clinton crush: 'I want to be your minister of romance'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a not-so-secret lovelorn fan. James Corden, a British comedian, made his love for the former first lady known at the recent Carnegie Hall-held Glamour's Women of the Year awards ceremony, which she attended to support her daughter, Chelsea, the New York Post reported. Published November 12, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama as they arrive at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)

China's Xi slammed as 'coward for not answering U.S. press'

A joint press conference with President Obama and President Xi Jinping which took the White House weeks to plan didn't go so well, ending with a Fox News reporter tweeting about the Chinese leader: He's a "coward" for dodging questions. Published November 12, 2014