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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

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to the opening comments during a round table meeting of the North Atlantic Council during a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Obama's approval falls to 38 percent

Call it the unlucky seven -- that's how many times President Obama's approval rating has now sunk to his administration low of 38 percent, Gallup reported. Published September 5, 2014

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, Joan Rivers tours backstage with her camera crew for E!'s "Fashion Police," before the Badgley Mischka show  during Fashion Week in New York. In the intense, high-stakes world of fashion, Joan Rivers helped change the game. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities,  died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Joan Rivers' New York clinic under investigation

The New York clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest -- the event that precipitated her emergency transfer to a nearby hospital and subsequent coma and death -- is now under investigation, the State Health Department said. Published September 5, 2014

In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, Michael Bloomberg welcomes leaders to the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington. The former New York Mayor is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. Bloomberg LP said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, current CEO Daniel Doctoroff will step down at the end of the year.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Michael Bloomberg resumes post as boss of Bloomberg LP

It's out Daniel Doctoroff and in Michael Bloomberg. The former mayor of New York City is taking back the top helm at the news and financial data company he founded, Bloomberg LP, and Mr. Doctoroff is stepping aside. Published September 4, 2014

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, the nation's only sitting Jewish governor.  (John Minchillo/AP Images for Bank of America)

Democratic governor tweets pic of girl in bondage gear

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was trying to tweet about his visit to an elementary school to announce a new program for disadvantaged children — but an attached photo said otherwise. Published September 4, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, has disavowed any intention to make a 2016 White House bid, but backers hope she will reconsider. (Associated Press)

Elizabeth Warren jabs Hilllary Clinton as too-tied to Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren insists she's not running for president in 2016, but she nonetheless took pains to distance herself from her main would-be competitor, Hillary Clinton, grouping the former secretary of state as one of many in Washington with too close of ties to Wall Street. Published September 4, 2014

A Chinese man checking on his smartphone walks past an "at" sign on display on a street in Beijing, China Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The editor-in-chief and several employees of an influential Chinese financial news site were taken away by police in an investigation over allegations that the executives and journalists had extorted money from companies by threatening to publish negative news about them, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Chinese police detain 8, including journalists, over extortion plot

Chinese media reported Thursday that police in Shanghai have taken into custody eight suspects -- including journalists -- who were accused of extorting money from companies and threatening those that didn't pay with negative news reports. Published September 4, 2014

** FILE ** Jack Nicholson stars in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

New York psych center inmates attack, injure dozen staffers

Twelve staffers at a New York psychiatric center suffered injuries -- including two who had to be taken to the hospital for head wounds -- when inmates suddenly grabbed kitchen tools and went on attack. Published September 4, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. Current Secretary of State John Kerry hosted five of his predecessors in a rare public reunion for the groundbreaking of a museum commemorating the achievements of American statesmanship.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton's energy speech seen as possible run-up to White House bid

Hillary Rodham Clinton's planned Thursday speech at a clean-energy summit in Las Vegas — a high-profile appearance before a crowd of influential environmentalists and powerful Sen. Harry Reid — is being seen by political watchers as a possible run-up to a White House bid. Published September 4, 2014

A boy wearing an historical uniform associated with Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar salutes while standing next to a poster of the late President Hugo Chavez during a military parade commemorating the one year anniversary of Chavez's death, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The anniversary of Chavez's death was marked with a mix of street protests and solemn commemorations that reflected deep divisions over the Venezuela he left behind. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuelan lawmaker prays: 'Our Chavez, who art in Heaven'

A Venezuelan lawmaker trying to honor late President Hugo Chavez during a public ceremony rubbed some attendees the wrong way with her rendition of the Lord's Prayer — subbing out God and inserted the Socialist ruler. Published September 3, 2014

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds roughly a third of Iraq and Syria, including several strategically important cities like Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State terrorists kill 770 Iraqi troops: report

The international Human Right Watch reported Wednesday that Islamic State terrorists conducted a mass execution on hundreds of Iraqi troops who were captured at a military base just outside Baghdad. Published September 3, 2014