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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Twitter photo, first lady Michelle Obama pleads for the safe return of more than 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria.

Speak softly and carry a big hashtag

First lady Michelle Obama unveiled a new weapon in the White House's effort to secure the release of more than 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria — a Twitter hashtag and a photograph of herself holding a sign and wearing a sad face. Published May 8, 2014

** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ted Cruz releases 76-item list of 'lawless' Obama actions

Sen. Ted Cruz released a list that details 76 different ways President Obama and his administration have committed "lawless" actions: "The Legal Limit Report No. 4: The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power." Published May 8, 2014

** FILE ** This Feb. 20, 2011, file photo shows freshman at the University of Montana, from left, Jake Coburn, Stephanie Ralls and Claire Dal Nogare, visiting a statue of Jesus Christ at Whitefish Mountain Resort Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Whitefish, Mont. An atheist group has filed a lawsuit demanding the removal of this mountaintop Jesus statue on federal land in northwestern Montana after the U.S. Forest Service reversed itself amid an outcry and said the statue could stay. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Linda Thompson, File)

Jesus statue on Montana ski hill sparks state fight with atheists

Montana's attorney general is digging in and says the state will not back down in a fight with atheists that's winding through the courts over a 6-foot-tall Jesus statue that has stood at the Whitefish Mountain Resort for decades. Published May 8, 2014

**FILE** A Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press)

New York gays with taste for Chick-fil-A face quandary: To eat or not to eat?

Chick-fil-A is expanding with gusto into the New York City market, and that leaves gays and gay activists in the area facing quite a quandary that pits their principles — their opposition to CEO Dan Cathy's publicly expressed biblically based views of homosexuality — against their tastebuds. Published May 8, 2014

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Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (left) and Gov. Charlie Crist were cordial to each other earlier this month, but some supporters of Mr. Rubio's Senate bid are angry at the NRSC for favoring Mr. Crist.

Marco Rubio on Charlie Crist: He's 'absolutely' a big phony

Sen. Marco Rubio issued a sharp rebuke of Charlie Crist and his cited reason for leaving the Republican Party — that the GOP was filled with members possessed of race-based hostility toward the president — and said during a Fox News appearance that the Florida politico was simply putting on a show. Published May 8, 2014

** FILE ** In this 2008 file photo, Assyrian Christians Isaac Samow and his wife, Ziada, say their children, including Hala (center) still speak their language, but they fear the loss of their culture in their grandchildren in asylum in Modesto, Calif., and among other Assyrians fleeing the violence and persecution in the ancient homeland of Mesopotamia. (Associated Press)

Team Obama accused of turning blind eye on persecuted Christians overseas

The Obama administration hasn't exactly reached out a helping hand to Christians in overseas settings, turning a blind eye to much of the religious persecution they've suffered in regions of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, not to mention North Korea, a new report accuses. Published May 8, 2014