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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

Israel, White House say Obama phone call to demand cease-fire was fake

Israel and the White House both say that a widely publicized transcript of a telephone call that supposedly took place between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — during which the former demanded the latter impose an immediate cease-fire — was fake. Published July 30, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican. (Associated Press)

GOP presses to scrap IRS commissioner position — but put in panel

Republicans in the House say the Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its bounds one too many times — most recently, by putting conservative and tea party nonprofit applications in its crosshairs — and it's high time to get rid of the commissioner's position. Published July 30, 2014

** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by Chris E. Griffith shows Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Fla. Barefoot Beach is second on the 2014 list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Chris E. Griffith)

Florida beach-goers told to beware flesh-eating bacteria in water

At least 11 Florida beach-goers were killed in 2013 by a deadly flesh-eating bacteria that naturally occurs in warm, salty waters — and authorities say this summer season isn't shaping to be any better for the southern swimmers. Published July 30, 2014

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (Associated Press) **FILE**

Gov. Mike Pence irked as Obama sends illegals to Indiana on sly

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is the latest politician to accuse the White House of dumping illegal minor-aged immigrants in his state absent even a courtesy notification — and he's now penned a letter to the president asking him to send them back to their home countries. Published July 30, 2014

Australian Mandy Carter has vowed to ride her stationary bicycle the distance between Melbourne and D.C. in an attempt to get Barack Obama's attention. (Screen grab courtesy of

Woman vows 10K-mile stationary bike ride for Obama: 'Just asking for a wave'

An Australian woman with a real fondness for President Obama has vowed to tether herself to her stationary bike and peddle away until she rides the distance from Melbourne to Washington, D.C. — all in an attempt at grabbing his attention and getting a "wave," she said. Published July 30, 2014