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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Iraqi security forces hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File) ** FILE **

Afghanistan confirms Islamic State in-country; recruiter is ex-Gitmo guy

An Afghan general and governor both confirmed that the Islamic State is now in-country, flying its black flags and recruiting fighters -- and that one of the group's main recruiters is Mullah Abdul Rauf, a former U.S. captive sent to Guantanamo Bay but released in 2007. Published January 15, 2015

In this photo taken Dec. 1, 2014. for Republican presidential canadiate Mitt Romney smiles on the field before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, N.J. Mitt Romney is reaching out to former staff and supporters as he considers a third run for president. Romney and his wife, Ann, phoned former backers in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa to gauge their support over the weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Heritage Foundation speaker: 'Romney is a nerd … nerds don't win elections'

Robert Ellis, an entrepreneur who spoke at a recent Heritage Foundation conference titled "Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None," gave a pretty clear reason why former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney doesn't stand a chance of winning the 2016 presidential nomination: He's a "nerd," he said. Published January 14, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Ted Cruz faults Obama: He 'encourages radical Islamic terrorists'

Sen. Ted Cruz didn't pull punches at a recent speech before the Heritage Foundation, telling conference listeners that President Obama's foreign policy failures had a lot to do with the fueling of radical Islamism and that his leadership skills were actually proving dangerous. Published January 13, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks to his office from the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, after making plans to begin debate on the Keystone XL pipeline bill which cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee earlier. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell to Obama: GOP can help you hit your 'historic achievement'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a commentary for the Cincinnati Enquirer that the newly seated Republican majority does't want to stymy and roadblock President Obama on each and every move — rather, the GOP wants to help him enter "his time" of leadership, he suggested. Published January 13, 2015

This photo released by Showtime shows Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in "Homeland," Season 4, filmed in South Africa. (AP Photo/Showtime, Joe Alblas) ** FILE **

'Homeland' mulls plot switch that takes focus off Middle East and Muslim terrorism

"Homeland," the much-acclaimed television series about American intelligence agents who root out terror threats, is mulling a departure from its ordinary plot, which focuses on Middle Eastern Muslims, and considering — post Charlie Hebdo attacks — a new storyline that does not involve the radical Islamic element. Published January 13, 2015