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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

First lady Michelle Obama, left, points out her hairstyle as she sits with former first lady Laura Bush as they participate in the "Investing in Our Future" a discussion at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, as part of the US Africa Summit. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies of different generations and opposing political parties, are uniting for the second time in just over a year to promote U.S. relations with Africa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama gushes on Laura Bush as 'role model and a friend'

First lady Michelle Obama only had the kindest of words to say about Laura Bush during a recent stage appearance to empower women in Africa, outright calling the former White House figure a "friend," despite political differences. Published August 7, 2014

A banner hung across from the U.S. embassy in Moscow addressing President Obama on his 53rd birthday. Twitter@KevinRothrock

Russians mock Obama with racist birthday message

In further evidence of the faltering of Russian-American relations, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was lit up for a brief period with birthday wishes for President Obama — that came with racist slants. Published August 7, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during a press conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Netanyahu defended Israel's intense bombardment of Gaza, saying that despite the high civilian death toll it was a "justified" and "proportionate" response to Hamas attacks. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)

Netanyahu asks U.S. to help Israel avoid war crime charge at ICC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to the United States for help with the public relations battle that's accompanying the trade of rocket fire with Hamas, and asked lawmakers to counter claims that the Jewish nation is committing war crimes when bombing Gaza. Published August 7, 2014

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Herman Cain insists tea party 'is still very strong'

Former Republican candidate and one-time presidential hopeful Herman Cain — who's political star fell on the heels of adultery and sexual harassment allegations — says the tea party movement that he helps lead is far from ended. Published August 7, 2014

Chick-fil-A. (Associated Press)

U.S. soldier: Army tossed me for opposing Obama, serving Chick-fil-A

A U.S. Army Band member said the Army threw him from its ranks because he drove a car with anti-Obama bumper stickers, read books by conservative radio host Sean Hannity and served sandwiches from the Christian-based Chick-fil-A chain at his party. Published August 7, 2014

** FILE ** This March 1, 2014, file photo shows part of the website for, seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Obamacare exemptions to grow to 25M by 2016: report

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that the number of those who don't have to pay fines to opt out of Obamacare — the exempted class — is going to hit 25 million by 2016. Published August 7, 2014