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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

Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice speaks at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell) ** FILE **

Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times' story on CIA

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said that Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush, personally asked for special press treatment — specifically, for the newspaper to kill a story. Published October 13, 2014

Police cars are parked in front of the Waldo Police Department in Waldo, Fla., Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. The tiny north Florida town known nationally as a speed trap decided on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014,  to officially dismantle its police force. The move came weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into ticket quotas, mishandling of evidence and other issues. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is now in charge of policing the town of 1,000, leaving some citizens worried that the speeding problem will worsen, and that criminals will feel like they have carte blanche. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)

Florida city council disbands ticket-happy police force

Members of the Waldo, Florida, city council voted to disband the community's police force, putting to end a long-running and heavily criticized speed trap and reported ticket-quota program that brought in tons of revenue for local government coffers. Published October 13, 2014

This artist's rendering provided by the Satanic Temple shows a proposed monument that the New York-based Satanic group wants to place at the Oklahoma state Capitol. The statue features a bearded, goat-headed demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it. (AP Photo/Satanic Temple) ** FILE **

Czech teen cuts off child's fingers as tribute to Satan

A 15-year-old Czech girl told the parents of her 10-year-old friend that they were going outside to play, then took the girl into the woods and cut off her fingers with an ax as a tribute to Satan, authorities said. Published October 13, 2014

Scaffolding continues to go up on the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Senate-wary Democrats stoke skepticism of polls as campaign strategy

Democrats worried about the state of the Senate come November have reverted to what seems a last-hour strategy to rally their base to the polls, by telling their voters to close their ears and eyes to polling that paints the Republicans on a sure-fire path of a takeover. Published October 13, 2014

An ambulance transports Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, to the Nebraska Medical Center's specialized isolation unit Monday, Oct 6, 2014 in Omaha, Neb., where he will be treated for the deadly disease. Mukpo is an American video journalist who was working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC News when he became ill last week. (AP Photo/Omaha World-Herald, Ryan Soderlin) MAGS OUT TV OUT

NBC News crew ordered into Ebola quarantine

Members of an NBC News crew who breached a voluntary quarantine after working with a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia have now been ordered by New Jersey's Department of Health to confine themselves. Published October 13, 2014

Sacrificed: An image taken from a video released by the SITE Intelligence Group shows American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, just before his execution. (SITE Intelligence Group via Associated Press)

Terrorists release supposed Steven Sotloff letter: 'Mom, don't let Obama kill me'

Terrorists with the Islamic State have released what they claim to be a letter written by U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff to his mother, in the lead-up to his beheading. But it reads like pure propaganda and seems to be a thinly veiled attempt of the Islamic State to further a pro-jihad message that blames America for its own acts of terror. Published October 13, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the Economic Club of Chicago at Fairmont Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Clinton lent a hand to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign Wednesday with a fundraiser and a quick, controlled public appearance in a chat over coffee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hillary Clinton heckled mid-speech by bullhorn-wielding man

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted by a bullhorn-wielding heckler who brazenly broke in to her San Diego remarks over the weekend to a gathering of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Published October 13, 2014

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, arrives with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley at a Merkley campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore. It was Warren's second visit to Oregon in support of the incumbent Merkley who is running against Republican Dr. Monica Wehby. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson)

Elizabeth Warren slams Obama: He 'picked Wall Street,' not Main Street

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the talked-about candidates for the Democratic Party's 2016 ticket to the White House, chided President Obama for what she called his catering to Wall Street — and dismissal of Main Street — in 2008, when markets were tumbling. Published October 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 to face sentencing for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was found guilty last month on a culpable homicide charge. The defense have started arguing in mitigation of sentence. (AP Photo/Marco Longari. Pool)

Oscar Pistorius called 'broken man' by psychologist for the defense

A psychologist who was called by Oscar Pistorius' team of attorneys to testify on Monday said the former Olympian runner is undoubtedly a "broken man" since he shot and killed his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his South African home on Valentine's Day in 2013. Published October 13, 2014

FRC Action and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana/File)

Supreme Court slammed for doing 'evil bidding' of gay rights crowd

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council — a Christian-based organization that advocates for the traditional family structure — said the Supreme Court completely disregarded the will of the American people by refusing to hear any of the states' gay marriage appeals. Published October 13, 2014