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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

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was slain north of the Arizona-Mexico border. (Associated Press)

Trump is to slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as Reagan was to hostages in Iran

The suspected killer of Brian Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent who died in 2010 amid a hail of Fast and Furious fire -- the gun-running program brought to U.S. policy shores courtesy of Barack Obama and Eric Holder -- was arrested in Mexico. This. after seven years of Obama doing, apparently, nothing. Published April 13, 2017

People crowd the Lansing City Council chambers for a special meeting in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Michigan's capital city on Wednesday rescinded its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary city" protecting immigrants, bowing to concerns from the business community that the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Lansing leftists scurry from 'sanctuary city' tag

In one quick week, Lansing, Michigan, went from sanctuary city to not -- from lawless to lawful. Why? Pure and simple: Because Barack Obama's not there to protect them any more. Published April 13, 2017

In this April 28, 2014, file photo, the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. The Veterans Affairs Department unveiled a new website Wednesday, April 12, 2107, aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled with fresh questions of patient safety in its beleaguered health system.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Why can't we take care of our sick veterans?

A director at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., was just removed from his post after a government watchdog blasted the facility for unsanitary conditions. But the director wasn't fired -- only demoted. And he wasn't even named in the VA's announcement of his demotion-- as if we're still trying to protect those who can't even protect our nation's most honorable. Published April 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to moderator Greta Van Susteren at the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, during "The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days" forum. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sean Spicer's humble apology a sign of good governance

The left is going batty over Sean Spicer's Hitler mishap, mocking and scoffing the White House press secretary for mistakenly stating the former Nazi leader "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" against citizens or using "gas on his own people" the way Syria's President Bashar Assad did. But Spicer's humble rebound is commendable. Published April 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton will be honored with Planned Parenthood's "Champion of the Century Award" at an event in New York City on May 2, 2017. (Twitter, Planned Parenthood) ** FILE **

Clinton lost presidency -- but she's queen of abortion rights

Hillary Clinton may have lost her shot for the White House. But she's picked up a new title just the same. She's Planned Parenthood's "Champion of the Century." What an accomplishment, one that rises her above and beyond some of America's biggest baby-killer names. Published April 12, 2017

Trump clarifies -- and confuses: 'We're not going into Syria'

President Donald Trump in a recent interview with the paper press, said he wasn't sending U.S. troops into Syria, and that America's policy with all-dealings-Bashar-Assad and ISIS hadn't changed. But his clarifying only added to the confusion. Published April 12, 2017

People with Asian community organizations from Chicago hold signs to protest after Sunday's confrontation where David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was removed from a United Airlines airplane by Chicago airport police at O'Hare International Airport, during rally near United's counter at the airport's Terminal 1 in Chicago on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

United's passenger flap sparks foreign fury

United Airlines, already under the gun from angry social media posters who saw its security-guard ousting of a passenger as an uncalled-for manhandling, is now facing fury from Vietnam. Why? Turns out, the guy who was dragged down the aisle, David Dao, was not from China, as initially assumed. Published April 12, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reads Dr. Seuss to Kindergarten students at Royal Palm Elementary School in Miami on Friday, April 7, 2017.   (C.M. Guerrero/El Nuevo Herald via AP)

'Communism for Kids' debuts on Amazon best-seller list

MIT Press, that supposed bastion of scientific thought, the place where the brainiacs flock and fly, has just put out a new book aimed at the kiddie market. It's called "Communism for Kids." What's the sequel, "Dictatorships for Dummies?" Published April 11, 2017

Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World Summit, speaks during the event at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tina Brown laments Hillary treated like 'Typhoid Mary'

Tina Brown, one of the leading voices behind the Women of the World Summit that just wrapped in New York City, said Hillary Clinton was right -- she was a victim of misogyny during the recent presidential election. And she said that the misogyny was so intense, Clinton was practically turned into a Typhoid Mary on the campaign trail. Well, we're already in Stupid Land, might as well look around a while. Published April 11, 2017

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) **FILE**

United in Twitter crisis: 'If we can't seat you, we will beat you'

United Airlines is facing a public relations nightmare for its yanking of a passenger due to an overbooking error, and social media is going haywire with suggestions for new company mottos that go like this: "You carry on, we carry off." Published April 11, 2017

This Dec. 1, 2016, file still image from video provided by Fort Huachuca shows a wild jaguar in southern Arizona. Conservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishing of wild jaguars in the American Southwest. (Fort Huachuca via AP, File)

Trump border wall bemoaned as destructive to jaguars

In an act of 11th hour desperation, wildlife conservation groups have ramped up efforts to stop the building of the U.S.-Mexico border wall by claiming construction would impede the roaming of the jaguar. Umm ... who cares? Published April 11, 2017

In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents carry bales of marijuana they found along the highway near Ryan, Texas, about 20 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. One agent said, "They (the smugglers) just leave it and come back another day. It's going to be sad when they come back for it." Drug interdiction is a core mission for the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Fed agent arrests of foreigners spike

Sixty-one percent of the arrests made by feds in fiscal 2014 involved "non-U.S. citizens," according to a new Pew Research Center study. And the left says America doesn't have a border problem? Published April 11, 2017

In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, dozens of anti-Trump protesters, left, and Trump supporters argue as they gather outside the Bolingbrook Country Club, where then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was attending a fundraiser In Bolingbrook, Ill. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Sounding the alarm on Sanders-Perez road trip

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of "Yes, I'm a Proud Socialist" fame, and newly seated Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez have teamed for a 50-state tour to rally the grassroots to come on down and vote, come next election. The GOP would be folly to fail to take note. Published April 11, 2017

People gather outside the St. George's Church after a suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing over 40 people and wounding scores more in assaults claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

ISIS hit on Coptic Christians leaves Egypt in emergency

Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, declared three days of mourning, and three months of national emergency, in the wake of the ISIS terror strikes on Coptic Christians while they worshipped in church services for Palm Sunday. That's nice. But what about ISIS? Published April 10, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. Nunes will temporarily step side from the panel's investigation of Russian meddling in the election because of the complaints. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Devin Nunes should've said, 'Bite me'

So Rep. Devin Nunes stepped away from his leading role of his House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's meddling in America's 2016 election. How nice. He's taking one for the team. But he should've announced this instead: Bite me. Published April 7, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch in East Room of the White House in Washington, as he announces Grouch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. With Gorsuch on the verge of confirmation to the Supreme Court, Trump is nearing his first major legislative achievement. It will be victory for the insiders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Gorsuch confirmed -- Trump wins big

President Donald Trump scored a big win Friday when Republicans in the Senate, despite the desperate wailings and push-back of Democrats, confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Published April 7, 2017