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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

** FILE ** This March 1, 2014, file photo shows part of the website for, seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Obamacare exemptions to grow to 25M by 2016: report

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that the number of those who don't have to pay fines to opt out of Obamacare — the exempted class — is going to hit 25 million by 2016. Published August 7, 2014

A banner hung across from the U.S. embassy in Moscow addressing President Obama on his 53rd birthday. Twitter@KevinRothrock

Russians mock Obama with racist birthday message

In further evidence of the faltering of Russian-American relations, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was lit up for a brief period with birthday wishes for President Obama — that came with racist slants. Published August 7, 2014

** FILE ** This handout file photo provided by the Tufts family shows Mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts, right, shaking hands with a supporter in the tiny tourist town of Dorset, Minn. Tufts lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Tufts Family, File)

Minnesota mayor, 5, loses re-election bid to 16-year-old

Apparently, 5-year-old Robert "Bobby" Tufts didn't give the people what they wanted. The boy, who served as mayor of Dorset since the age of 3, just lost his re-election bid to an older contender — a 16-year-old. Published August 5, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he speaks in Washington, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, during the Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate discussion at the US Africa Summit. President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

John Kerry presses for new climate change rules for farmers, fishers

Secretary of State John Kerry took a turn from international diplomacy to wade into the climate change debate, advising both America and Africa to adopt farming policies that recognize and respond to the "impacts of climate change," he said. Published August 5, 2014

Republican lawmaker passes out Bibles to 535 in Congress

Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo from Mississippi sent out a copy of the Holy Bible to each and every fellow member of Congress — all 535 of them — as a means of giving out "God's Word" and inspiring deeper policy meditations. Published August 5, 2014

Former Rep. Ron Paul describes his new website as a "digital bully pulpit" for early stage political ideas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ron Paul pushes White House for clemency for Edward Snowden

Former Rep. Ron Paul has taken his push for clemency for Edward Snowden to a new level, announcing he's collected more than 37,000 signatures in the past five months -- about a third of what he says he needs to get a White House response. Published August 5, 2014