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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. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 4, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

John McCain: Pentagon press secretary is an 'idiot'

Sen. John McCain said the Pentagon press secretary was hardly forthcoming or clear with his recent assessment of the U.S.-led air assault against the Islamic State — and in fact sounded rather idiotic. Published October 23, 2014

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

Syrian woman accused of adultery is stoned to death by her father

A Syrian woman who was accused of committing adultery was captured on video pleading with her father to forgive her — and he finally did, but then joined with Islamic State terrorists to stone her to death, a video revealed. Published October 23, 2014

University of North Carolina President Tom Ross, left, and  Chancellor Carol Folt talk during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The board gathered to discuss the results of an independent investigation of past academic irregularities. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

UNC rocked by massive, decades-long cheating scandal

The University of North Carolina campus is in shock, rocked by a massive cheating scandal that apparently involved thousands of student-athletes and spanned almost two decades. Published October 23, 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the release of Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House to election-year Democrats: Don't blame Obama

President Obama is not to blame for what ails Democrats at the polls — that's the word from White House press secretary Josh Earnest to vulnerable candidates who are fleeing the commander-in-chief's presence. Published October 22, 2014

President Barack Obama cast a ballot at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago, while participating in early voting. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the 2014 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to go 'full Mussolini' after election: Mark Levin

Conservative radio host Mark Levin warned the American public during a Fox News television appearance that President Obama has nothing to lose in his last couple years in office and will press forward with aggression and fervor to realize his agenda. Published October 22, 2014

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots (Associated Press)

Tea partyers toe GOP line and back moderates for Senate

Tea Party Patriots and Tea Party Express members say it's more important to win the Senate than elect hardcore conservatives, and they have put out the word: Moderates like Sen. Pat Roberts and Sen. Scott Brown have their support. Published October 22, 2014

In this undated file photo provided by the Toledo Zoo, baby polar bear cubs Suka and Sakari, born in November 2012 are seen at the zoo in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Zoo, File)

Canadian town cancels trick-or-treating over fear of polar bears

So much for trick-or-treating on Halloween for one Canadian town. The blooming polar bear population on the small hamlet of Arviat has caused enough concern among parents and officials that they've called off the door-to-door candy begs. Published October 22, 2014