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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

In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop address a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Iraq, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Australia shuts doors to travelers from Ebola-infected nations

Australia's immigration minister put the brakes on processing any applications from travelers who were trying to enter the country from an Ebola-affected area, saying they would have to stay out until the danger's passed. Published October 28, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a "Women for Maloney" event in Somers, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Clinton was there to support Rep. Sean Maloney who is running against Nan Hayworth in New York's 18th congressional district. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton is 'not really good at politics,' RNC chairman says

Hillary Clinton may have worldwide name recognition and a boatload of experience in various leadership roles, but when it comes to politics, she's "not really good," said the chairman of the Republican National Committee, commenting on the former Secretary of State's many recent gaffes. Published October 28, 2014

Ted Olson: We're past the 'point of no return' on gay marriage

Theodore Olson, the former solicitor general who famously argued in the Bush v. Gore presidential case, says it's too late for the nation to turn back the gay marriage clock -- the Supreme Court's failure to act has pretty much ushered in an era that's going to stick. Published October 27, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter kicks off construction for Habitat for Humanity's 31st annual "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project." More than 5,000 volunteers will join the Carters to help build or repair more than 100 homes in North Texas this week. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity Intl) ** FILE **

Jimmy Carter: Leave gay marriage to states to decide

Former President Jimmy Carter said the federal government really doesn't have a role in ruling on gay marriage — that the issue should actually be left to the states to decide. Published October 27, 2014

From left, Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Macaulay Culkin, and Matthew Broderick seen during a tribute to the late director John Hughes at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hollywood's Judd Nelson forced to fight media reports: I am not dead

Judd Nelson, one of Hollywood's iconic 1980s Brat Pack stars, was forced to tackle a fast-moving media rumor that painted him as dead — to the point where his agent even shot some photos of him holding the front page of the Los Angeles Times newspaper with the current date displayed. Published October 27, 2014

Early voters wait in line to get their ballots at the Douglas County Election Commission offices in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Early voting numbers in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District show that more than half of those cast their ballots early for the Nov. 4 general election have been Democrats, a fact that could play significantly into whether incumbent Republican Lee Terry wins a ninth term or whether he's knocked off by Democratic challenger Brad Ashford. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democrats take nosedive on popularity to 20-year lows

Democrats in Congress have pretty much bottomed out with the American people in terms of popularity, nosediving to 20-year lows in the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. Published October 27, 2014