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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants wave al Qaeda flags as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State's price list: For sale, Christian woman, $63

A recently discovered and interpreted document reveals that the Islamic State has an actual price list it uses to sell the women and children its terrorists take — and that prices vary, depending on age, gender and ethnic background. Published November 12, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Women Veterans Career Development Forum at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama scores $70K in jewelry from Brunei queen

The queen of Brunei gave first lady Michelle Obama $71,468 worth of jewelry in 2013 — just one of numerous high-priced gifts the White House family scored from foreign leaders in recent months. Published November 12, 2014

In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Hillary Clinton crush: 'I want to be your minister of romance'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a not-so-secret lovelorn fan. James Corden, a British comedian, made his love for the former first lady known at the recent Carnegie Hall-held Glamour's Women of the Year awards ceremony, which she attended to support her daughter, Chelsea, the New York Post reported. Published November 12, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama as they arrive at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)

China's Xi slammed as 'coward for not answering U.S. press'

A joint press conference with President Obama and President Xi Jinping which took the White House weeks to plan didn't go so well, ending with a Fox News reporter tweeting about the Chinese leader: He's a "coward" for dodging questions. Published November 12, 2014

President Barack Obama takes his place on stage as he waits for other world leaders to arrive during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit family photo, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Beijing. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama mocked for APEC attire in China: 'Is this a new 'Star Trek' episode?'

Late-night comedy show host Jon Stewart didn't mince words while remarking on President Obama's choice of attire at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China, streaming a video of the commander-in-chief emerging from a car while outright asking: "What the [expletive] is he wearing?" Published November 12, 2014

In this file photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, an Egyptian policeman guards the scene of an explosion at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. The militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has waged a campaign of bombings and assassinations for months in Egypt, has quickly advanced in weaponry and sophistication of attacks, drawing on the experience of Egyptians who fought in Syria. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ashraf, File)

Islamic State spreads to Egypt and aligns with Ansar Beit al-Maqdis

The Islamic State has reportedly spread its wings and found a like-minded partner in Egypt, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which announced its newfound union in a YouTube audio blaming "Jewish agents and their allies" for the suffering of Muslims. Published November 12, 2014

On the last day before Congress takes a five-week summer recess, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters about Republicans pushing through legislation to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, after accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Democrats have branded the effort a political charade and an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Nancy Pelosi: It wasn't a GOP 'wave' — it was an 'ebb tide'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi refused to grant an inch during discussion of the Republican sweep through Election Day, saying the GOP wins were hardly of significant proportion — that they were little more than an "ebb," actually. Published November 12, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit family photo, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Beijing. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama gum gaffe in China sparks humorous e-cigarette campaign

Who says politics is boring? A D.C. conservative think tank with a stake in the feds' push to regulate e-cigarettes has stumbled on a creative way to get its message out, thanks to President Obama's gum-chewing gaffe in China. Published November 11, 2014

Fox news prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly (Fox News) ** FILE **

Megyn Kelly drops f-bomb while introducing Mike Huckabee

Talk about an oops moment. Fox News' Megyn Kelly mistakenly dropped the f-bomb while introducing her Monday night guest Mike Huckabee — but, to her credit, seamlessly sailed right into the segment as if nothing had happened. Published November 11, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, attorney David Botsford listen during a pretrial hearing on felony abuse of power charges in the 390th District Court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Austin, Texas. An Austin grand jury indicted Perry in August. The charges stem from his carrying out a threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)

Rick Perry is asked by Dartmouth student: Would you have anal sex for $102M?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry — in New Hampshire to visit Dartmouth College and speak about border security, energy and foreign policy — was blindsided by a handful of sexually-explicit questions from the student audience, including one that asked if he'd engage in anal sex if the price were right. Published November 11, 2014