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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

Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Yahoo: Feds made us spy or pay $250K a day in fines

Yahoo executives said the federal government made them participate in a surveillance program and turn over key private client information — else face $250,000 per day in fines. Published September 12, 2014

Iowa partiers outraged as police bust house party, brandish guns

Iowa City police have been forced to issue a statement defending its officers' actions after a YouTube video that's generated thousands of hits seems to show them pushing their way — without any warrant — into a house party and arresting three. Published September 11, 2014

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anthony Weiner resurfaces to rebuke Elizabeth Warren

The long-lost voice of former Rep. Anthony Weiner — a failed New York mayoral candidate whose political star fell over a sexting scandal — came to life this week, right after he sent out a very public rebuttal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's rebuke of former Minority Leader Eric Cantor. Published September 11, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza. ** FILE **

Feds want 16 months in prison for Dinesh D'Souza

Federal authorities are seeking between 10 and 16 months of prison time for conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, saying his guilty plea to a campaign law violation warrants such punishment. Published September 11, 2014

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his official portrait after it was unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The photograph-like giant image of the former governor was done by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and will hang on the third floor of the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Arnold Schwarzenegger scrubs Maria Shriver's face from gubernatorial portrait

Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was apparently so anxious to leave behind the memory of his wife, Maria Shriver — who was revealed in recent reports to have committed adultery even before he did — that he erased her face from his just-revealed gubernatorial portrait. Published September 11, 2014

Filmmaker Michael Moore (Associated Press) **FILE**

Michael Moore on Obama: 'He's been a huge disappointment'

Michael Moore, the left-leaning, anti-capitalistic millionaire filmmaker who nonetheless tries to maintain a man-of-the-people image, has issued a scathing assessment of President Obama — simply that he's a big letdown. Published September 11, 2014

This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

9/11 anniversary sends Capitol Police to high alert mode

Law enforcement on Capitol Hill on Thursday were preparing for the 13th anniversary year of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States while hoping for a peaceful, uneventful day. Published September 11, 2014

** FILE ** Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. (Associated Press)

Sarah Palin to Obama: 'War is hell, so go big or go home'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin penned a reaction to President Obama's speech on the Islamic State on her Facebook page, telling the commander-in-chief that if he can't lead with boldness, then he's better off stepping aside. Published September 11, 2014

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

Honolulu council poised to scoot homeless from tourist streets

Hawaiian vacationers don't want to see homeless on the streets — and that's the driving logic behind a handful of Honolulu City Council measures approved this week that would make it nearly impossible for those without fixed addresses to loiter in public. Published September 11, 2014