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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

Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden pines that politics are now 'too personal'

Politics have become "too personal" and that much of the fault is due to the tea party, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden in an interview with The New York Times for its new website, First Draft. Published September 22, 2014

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2013 file photo shows Democratic National Committee chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. speaking in Scottsdale, Ariz. Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Officials with the Democratic National Committee are studying how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party leaders and activists who will flock to the convention, where the party will nominate its next presidential candidate. Wasserman Schultz is expected to announce the host city later this year or in early 2015.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz facing fire from Democrats

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, is facing fire from within her own ranks from lawmakers and political insiders who say she's not only lost her edge, she's become an election-year liability. Published September 22, 2014

Islamic State to John Kerry: You're an 'old uncircumcised geezer'

Islamic State terrorists have released a new video calling on lone wolf attacks in the United States — and taking potshots at America's leaders, characterizing President Obama as the "mule of the Jews" and labeling Secretary of State John Kerry as out-of-touch and ineffective. Published September 22, 2014

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore in this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Ray Rice's defense: The video footage of my punch was wrongly edited

Former Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice has a plan for winning his appeal to overturn his indefinite suspension from the NFL — prove that the much-watched video of his punch-out of then-fiance Janay Palmer was actually unfairly edited to paint him a poor light. Published September 22, 2014

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner has been at the center of a scandal involving her erased hard drive and missing emails. (Associated Press)

Lois Lerner breaks silence: I'm 'not sorry for anything I did'

Lois Lerner, the former IRS director accused of using her position to delay nonprofit applications to scores of conservative and tea party groups, has broken her wall of silence in a sit-down interview with Politico to say: "I didn't do anything wrong." Published September 22, 2014

People fill the street during the People's Climate March, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

400K rally for climate change in New York City streets

More than 400,000 reportedly showed up for a rally in New York City aimed at showing the world that the United States not only cares about climate change, but will take the lead on proposals to curb carbon — a "People's Climate March" that comes just days before an important U.N. climate conference. Published September 22, 2014

Passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner on ramp from southbound Del. 1 to Red Lion Road. Officials at the scene reported one fatality and several injuries from the crash the 4:20 p.m. crash on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Bear, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)

Delaware bus disaster leaves 2 dead, 47 injured

Two women were killed and 47 others injured when the tour bus they were riding in capsized on a Delaware road while returning from a sightseeing trip to the nation's capital. Published September 22, 2014

House Speaker Newt Gingrich advised millennials not to give up on the pursuit of happiness. (AP Photo/File)

Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay lukewarm on arming Syrians, dubious Obama is up to the task

Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, leaders of the 1994 Republican-led revolution that swept through Congress, agreed in a recent interview that America needs to fight radical Islamism -- but neither were enthusiastic about the idea of President Obama leading that charge. Published September 18, 2014