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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 Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she leaves the Economic Club of Chicago in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hillary Clinton hedges on Obamacare tax: 'I don't know what the right answer is'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's most talked-about candidate for president in 2016, couldn't quite get the horse out of the gate when it came time to answering a question about her plans for an Obamacare tax on medical devices that was asked -- awkwardly for her -- during a medical device industry conference. Published October 9, 2014

Cynthia Willis takes aim with her Walter P-22 pistol at a firing range in White City, Ore., on Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File) ** FILE **

Robber to open gun carrier: 'I like your gun. Give it to me.'

In what seems to be a downside of open carry laws, a gun enthusiast in Gresham, Oregon, said he was standing and chatting with cousin — with his Walther P22 pistol in full, permitted view — when a 6-foot-tall man approached and said: "I like your gun. Give it to me," KOIN Channel 6 reported. Published October 9, 2014

In this framegrab image courtesy of KSDK-TV a crowd gathers near the scene where a police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night Sept. 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The officer was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. (AP Photo/KSDK-TV)

Ferguson-area officer kills black man, 18, in gunfight

Ferguson is again on edge and community residents are rallying, after a police officer, 32, fired 17 shots at a fleeing suspect — an 18-year-old black man — ultimately killing him. Published October 9, 2014

Sarah E. Reece of Washington, D.C. with the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, left, and others listen as faith leaders speak at a rally at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill held by The Religious Institute to support the reproductive health, rights and justice community as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Affordable Care Act challenges, the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, which mandate that private insurance plans must cover birth control, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Gay rights group changes name to reflect new focus on LGBTQs

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest gay rights group in the United States, has changed its name in the wake of recent court wins to reflect a new mission — an expanded agenda that reaches out to the bisexual, transgender crowd beyond marriage. Published October 8, 2014

In this May 19, 2005, file photo, Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-Las Vegas, listens to testimony during a Government Affairs committee meeting at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City, Nev. Atkinson says he proposed to his partner immediately after hearing that an appeals court had overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Brad Horn, File)

Nevada senator proposes to gay partner during public address

A Nevada senator who was presenting remarks on the state's overturning of a gay marriage ban was so overcome with excitement apparently that he turned to his male partner of six-plus years and proposed, right on stage. Published October 8, 2014

A U.S. Naval Academy plebe, or first-year student, adjusts his new Navy-issued belt in Alumni Hall during Induction Day at the academy in Annapolis on Thursday, June 30, 2011. The plebes are instructed to wear their uniforms with pride and to make sure everything is perfect on them. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Navy mulls ultrasonic welding of seams for lighter, stronger, cheaper uniforms

A joint project of the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility and a Rhode Island company could see the military branch's newest uniforms being fabricated by ultrasonic welding, rather than sewing machine thread — a high-tech development that may actually bolster U.S. manufacturing. Published October 8, 2014

Twitter (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire via AP Images)

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ for gag order on government spy program

Twitter filed a lawsuit in federal court in California over the federal government's surveillance program as it's conducted through online and social media sites, saying the FBI and the Justice Department ought to allow the company to tell users when they're under watch. Published October 8, 2014

Students leave Sayreville War Memorial High School at the end of the day, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Sayreville, N.J. Sayreville a town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to absorb another blow Tuesday after school officials canceled the season over allegations of bullying, intimidation and harassment among players. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger,Patti Sapone)  TV OUT; MAGS OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVING

N.J. school cancels football season over hazing scandal

A school board in New Jersey said enough is enough — hazing on the football team between older players and freshmen members has reached such intensity that the only recourse is to cancel the season. Published October 8, 2014

Larry Klayman. (Associated Press)

Conservative activist files to deport Obama: 'He's an illegal alien'

Larry Klayman, a conservative activist who frequently uses the legal system to fight his political battles, has filed a petition to a handful of different federal authorities to have President Obama — whom he refers to as an "illegal alien" — removed from office and deported. Published October 8, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching through Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

White House dickers on terminology: War vs. conflict vs. hostilities

The White House, in the face of an uncertain American public on the costs of stamping out the Islamic State — and in the face of an ever-nearing election — has been changing its tune on what to call the airstrike campaign against the terrorist group. Published October 7, 2014