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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

Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Legislative Summit in Washington, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Joe Biden warns Dems: 'We could lose' to Ted Cruz

Vice President Joseph R. Biden has sent out a call to arms to fellow Democrats, warning in a recent fundraising email that if they don't pony up and pay, the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz could win on Capitol Hill in November. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** A Christmas tree frames President Barack Obama as he talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Massachusetts townies demand school put 'Christmas' back on calendar

Apparently, Jesus is not the official reason for the season in Norwood, Mass., schools. But town residents have launched a fight, demanding that the school district — which previously subbed out "Christmas" on its student calendar for the more generic term of "winter" — reconsider its decision. Published March 31, 2014

** FILE ** This Oct. 28, 1986, file photo shows Rosa Parks at Ellis Island in New York. (AP Photo, File)

Bad Rosa Parks essay reignite ire over UNC cheating scandal

A former professor at the University of North Carolina has brought forward a blunt example of how the college sped big-name athletes with subpar grades to the goal line of graduation, despite lacking scholastic aptitudes: One essay on Rosa Parks, fewer than 150 words and filled with grammatical puzzlers, nonetheless received an A-minus, she said. Published March 28, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a discussion on the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce "unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education" Friday, March 21, 2014, at J. Ormond Wilson Elementary School library in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Eric Holder: Feds will recognize Michigan gay marriage, despite law

Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's highest law enforcement official, said Friday that the federal government will recognize gay marriages that take place in Michigan — despite the fact that a court just ordered a halt to the ceremonies going forward. Published March 28, 2014

** FILE ** This Feb. 24, 2014, file photo shows Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a conference in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Facebook hires drone-making team to spread Internet around world

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has just paid about $20 million to hire a team of drone makers in a small community in England, with hopes of developing a system that connects the world to the Internet via a complex network of drones, satellite and lasers. Published March 28, 2014

Miley Cyrus performs with Madonna for MTV Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. The 21-year-old pop star and the 55-year-old Queen of Pop grinded and grabbed each other as they performed Cyrus' hit "We Can't Stop" and Madonna's 2000 track "Don't Tell Me"  Tuesday during a taping in Hollywood. The "MTV Unplugged" special that closes with the duet is set to air Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sandy M. Cohen)

Skidmore College touts new course — on Miley Cyrus and bisexuality

Come to Skidmore. Study Miley Cyrus. The Saratoga Springs, N.Y., college is offering a new course aimed at bolstering summer class attendance: "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media," complete with studies of her shocking shaking at the music awards and discussion of female bisexuality. Published March 28, 2014

**FILE** A man fires a handgun at Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

Anti-gun radio host wishes on NRA: 'I will shoot you'

An angry liberal radio host with an anti-gun bent went on a rant during a recent broadcast about new Georgia legislation to expand the concealed carry laws, ultimately sending out a wish that he could shoot an NRA board member. Published March 28, 2014

Conservative TV talkers bemoan jet-set Obamas for 'royal presidency'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly traded jabs with libertarian-leaning likewise host John Stossel on the White House administration's jet-set lifestyle, honing in particular on the president and first lady and their family's penchant for taking vacations at the taxpayers' expense. Published March 28, 2014