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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

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's President Bashar Assad waves to his supporters upon his arrival to the presidential palace to take the oath of office for his third seven-year term in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

Calls grow for U.S. to take out Assad, along with Islamic State

Since the United States is already conducting airstrikes over Syria to root out and kill Islamic State terrorists, the military ought to just go ahead and bomb President Bashar Assad — that's the theory coming from the Syrian National Coalition camp anyway. Published September 24, 2014

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, wave to supporters after Mr. Romney conceded the presidential race at his election night rally on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) ** FILE **

Ann Romney on Mitt in 2016: 'Well, we will see'

Ann Romney didn't do much to further the notion that her husband, Mitt, might try for another run at the White House in 2016 — but she didn't do much to stop it from spreading, either. Published September 24, 2014

Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this March 5, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP fumes as Lois Lerner talks to press but snubs Congress

For Congress, Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth, but for Politico, the embattled ex-IRS director gave a breezy biographical sketch that included her insistence that she had nothing to apologize for — and that she did nothing wrong. Now Republicans are fuming. Published September 23, 2014

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "ain't compromising his lifestyle," writes Liberal Bully of the Week author Rusty Humphries. Mr. Kennedy and his new bride,  actress Cheryl Hines, bought a $5 million manse in Malibu. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

RFK Jr. wants law to 'punish global warming skeptics'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of climate change's loudest activists, said there should be a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers - those who engage in "selling out the public trust," he said, in an interview with Climate Depot during New York City's recent People's Climate March. Published September 23, 2014


Gabby Giffords' attack dog gun ads called 'base and vile' — by supporters

The Gabby Giffords that tried to wring out sympathy votes for gun control by citing her near-death gun-related experience is long gone, it seems. Now, the former Arizona lawmaker has gone on the attack with new campaign videos that are so vicious that even those on the left say they're shocked. Published September 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden pines that politics are now 'too personal'

Politics have become "too personal" and that much of the fault is due to the tea party, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden in an interview with The New York Times for its new website, First Draft. Published September 22, 2014

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2013 file photo shows Democratic National Committee chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. speaking in Scottsdale, Ariz. Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Officials with the Democratic National Committee are studying how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party leaders and activists who will flock to the convention, where the party will nominate its next presidential candidate. Wasserman Schultz is expected to announce the host city later this year or in early 2015.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz facing fire from Democrats

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, is facing fire from within her own ranks from lawmakers and political insiders who say she's not only lost her edge, she's become an election-year liability. Published September 22, 2014