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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 ** In this Thursday, March 6, 2014, file photo, Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Donald Trump slams Obama for 'dumbest statements' ever

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump had some harsh words for President Obama this week, calling the White House leader's remarks about a nuclear disaster in downtown New York City one of the dumbest ever. Published March 27, 2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, following a meeting between President Barack Obama and members of the National Governors Association (NGA). From left are, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, NGA Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Malloy, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Connecticut makes history passing $10.10 minimum wage

Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to pass a bill that hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — the same level touted by President Obama as his wish for federal law. Published March 27, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, photo, a Bank of America sign is displayed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bank of America to pay $9.3B to make federal dispute go away

Bank of America agreed to pay $9.33 billion to put to rest a long-running mortgage securities dispute with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which accused the lender of falsely representing loans that went south when the housing bubble burst. Published March 27, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler eyes new rules that threaten the survival of black-owned TV stations. (Associated Press)

Verizon gears up to fight FCC — again — on Internet control

Verizon is launching another fight with the Federal Communications Commission over what it sees as an Internet freedom crackdown — new rules aligned with net neutrality ideals that the company says actually dampen innovation. Published March 25, 2014

San Diego strip club dancers sue cops for 'arrogant' photo demands

Twenty-five San Diego strip club dancers have launched a civil rights suit against the San Diego Police Department, alleging cops mistreated them during a recent raid and forced them to strike embarrassing poses while they took photographs of their tattoos. Published March 25, 2014