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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

Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics is seen at the start of an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Luxembourg in this Monday, April 14, 2014, file photo. Latvia's Foreign Minister has announced on Twitter that he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual Cabinet member in the Baltic country. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia minister, comes out as gay in tweet

Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign minister of Latvia, sent out a Twitter message announcing he's gay — a somewhat shocker of a statement that was shared and retweeted over a thousand times in just a few short hours. Published November 7, 2014

Seminary Michael Russo holds the Holy Bible during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

Scientist Lawrence Kraus: I found the key to abolish religion

Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist and theoretical physicist, says he's stumbled upon the key to removing religion from the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere in one short generation: Teach it in schools, he said. Published November 6, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, campaigns for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, during a rally at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Hollywood loves Hillary: Stars begin fundraising for 2016

Barely were the votes tallied in Tuesday's Democratic disaster, and Hollywood's hottest and wealthiest had already moved into fundraising mode for their presumed pick for 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published November 6, 2014

Rep. Charlie Rangel D-N.Y., speaks at his primary election night gathering, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  ** FILE **

Charlie Rangel doubles down on South as 'slave-holding states'

Rep. Charlie Rangel isn't budging, and in post-Election Day televised comments, he reiterated, rather than repudiated, his earlier expressed views on race — that the South was still pro-slavery and under the impression the Confederacy won the Civil War. Published November 6, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, greets voters with, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., far left and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., center at the puritan Backroom Restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hillary Clinton gets some friendly advice: Run from Obama

As if the Democratic devastation on Election Day weren't message enough — now aides and allies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say she ought to flee as far as possible from President Obama, particularly if she's looking to run for the White House in 2016. Published November 6, 2014

In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Sandy Roberts, Starbucks strategy manager for global coffee engagement, pours samples of coffee for shareholders and other guests, at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks: No venti engagement rings for baristas, just a shot of food safety

Seattle-based Starbucks has released an updated dress code for employees — and au naturale seems the order of the day. Among the rules for baristas: No fingernail polish. No stone-set engagement rings. No watches, No bracelets. No wristbands allowed, the New York Daily News reported. Published November 6, 2014

President Obama is under pressure from pro-immigration groups to halt deportation of illegal immigrants and grant them some form of legal status. (Associated Press)

Obama goes Yoda on Obamacare: 'Repeal of the law, I won't sign'

President Obama summoned his inner Yoda to say, post-Election Day party drubbing and in rather backward grammatical fashion, that no matter how many new Republican faces come to Capitol Hill, he's not repealing Obamacare. Published November 6, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder smiles during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Holder dissed 'Issa and his idiot cronies' in Fast and Furious email

Attorney General Eric Holder tipped his disdain for Rep. Darrell Issa and his legislative cohorts on the Fast and Furious investigation, outright slamming the representatives as idiots on a political witchhunt, according to a just-surfaced email. Published November 6, 2014

A pro-democracy protester walks at a main road in the occupied area of the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong democracy protesters clash with police

Protesters in Hong Kong, demanding more democracy from their government, clashed with police for about four hours on Thursday, witnesses and authorities said. Published November 6, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer)

John Boehner: 'We are humbled' by GOP wins

House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans will take the momentous win from the voters and rise to the massive responsibility given to lawmakers to bring about long-delayed reforms. Published November 5, 2014