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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Ed Henry grills on Obama's executive action: 'He was kind of misleading'

Fox News' Ed Henry pressed presidential spokesman Josh Earnest for explanation about recently released statistics that show Mr. Obama's executive actions aren't nearly as restrained as the White House has put forth, asking at one point: Isn't he "kind of misleading people?" Published December 19, 2014

This image released by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in a scene from the "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Guardians of Peace hackers thank Sony for scrubbing 'The Interview'

The Guardians of Peace, who hacked Sony Pictures, sent a thank you to film company executives for pulling "The Interview" from theaters — but added rather ominously that if excerpts found their way onto the Internet, more embarrassing data would be released. Published December 19, 2014

This Dec. 10, 2012, file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he speaks to workers about the economy during a visit to Daimler Detroit Diesel in Redford, Mich. With a recent streak of activism, President Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors. From immigration to Internet access, from climate change to now Cuba, Obama is laying down a foundation that while fragile and subject to change is defining how he enters the final two years of his presidency and what he leaves for the next White House occupant. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Rush Limbaugh: I 'warned you' — Obama is on a power grab

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sent out a stark message to listeners during his recent broadcast, referring to the president's recent announcement about normalizing relations with Cuba and calling the move "chump change" to what's coming. Published December 19, 2014

In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web grows inside a greenhouse, in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

L.A.-area pot shop pulls doobie-smoking Santa, pill-popping snowman

A marijuana shop near Los Angeles scraped off the image of a pot-smoking Santa Claus — as well as the painted character of a snowman holding a prescription pill bottle — from its storefront windows after neighbors complained of the messaging. Published December 19, 2014

Wrapping it up: President Obama will end what critics call "a disastrous year" with a press conference Friday. Surveys show his popularity near an all-time low. The White House spokesman, however, said the year was "rather consequential." (Associated Press)

Obama handed Cuban cigar at White House party: 'Oh, nice'

Cuban cigars may not yet be legal for domestic sale or import into the United States, but President Obama got a preview of what's likely soon to come when a White House party guest handed him one of the sought-after stogies during this week's Hanukkah celebrations. Published December 19, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2005 file photo shows U.S. singer Madonna puts her leg on the shoulder of German TV host Thomas Gottschalk during the German TV show 'Wetten dass, ...?' ('Bet it ...') in southwestern German city of Mannheim. "Wetten, dass...." - Germany's most successful TV show - will be televised for the last time on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.  Since its start in 1981 the show has been a magnet for international entertainment stars and had more than 20 million viewers per show in the 1980s.   (AP Photo/Alex Grimm, Pool)

Madonna mocked for comparing her album leak to 'rape' and 'terrorism'

Aging musical legend Madonna irked many in and outside of her fan base by taking to social media to slam the leak of her upcoming album as a "form of terrorism" -- against a backdrop of Taliban terrorist attack that killed more than 100 students in Pakistan. Published December 18, 2014

A police super PAC has debuted to draft Mitt Romney for president in 2016, but the former governor insists it was done without his blessing. (Israeli American Council) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney tells Sony to release 'The Interview' for free online views

Former Massachusetts Gov. and presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sony Pictures' response to the threats over its comedy "The Interview" ought to be more in-your-face and defiant: He advised the company to release the film online for free viewing. Published December 18, 2014