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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

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2014 file photo, singer Tony Bennett poses at the 20th anniversary screening of "A Bronx Tale" in New York. The 88-year-old singer has another record for oldest performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for "Cheek to Cheek," his jazz duets collaboration with Lady Gaga. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tony Bennett flubs lyrics to 'God Bless America,' Twitter explodes

Twitter was afire with both mocks and defenses of famed singer Tony Bennett, who flubbed one of the lines to "God Bless America" while crooning Tuesday during the seventh-inning stretch of the Giants-Nationals game in San Francisco. Published October 7, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, leads a renewal of vows for former plaintiffs Mary Townley, second from left, and her partner Carol Schall, second from right, outside the John Marshall Courts Building in Richmond, Va. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Richmond area couple challenged Virginia's marriage ban. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

South split as historic gay marriages take root

Southern states are in somewhat of a turmoil over the Supreme Court's recent denial of same-sex marriage cases that could have clarified if voter-inspired bans were lawful. Published October 7, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, speaks to reporters as Republican candidate for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson listens in the library at LISA Academy North in Sherwood, Ark., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bush, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, steps up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Jeb Bush rolls out campaign ads in Spanish for fellow GOPers

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has taken his Spanish-speaking self to the campaign ad trail, cutting several promotional spots in his secondary language of fluency to woo Hispanics to the Republican side in Colorado, Arizona and California. Published October 7, 2014