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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Joe Biden: LGBT protections are mark of 'civilized country'

Vice president Joseph Biden said that President Obama has put out the word that U.S. diplomats should press for more international acceptance of gay rights — and that's a good thing, given that support for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender crowd was the pure mark of a "civilized" nation. Published June 25, 2014

** FILE ** This image released Nov. 27, 2010, by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office shows Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19. (AP Photo/Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Federal judge says data grabs on U.S. citizens OK when chasing terror ties

A federal judge gave the stamp of approval Tuesday to the government's continued collection of bulk phone and email data on foreign nationals who live outside the nation — even if that surveillance leads to tapping into the private information of U.S. citizens living on American soil. Published June 25, 2014

** FILE ** This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Swine flu surfaces at Texas-Mexico border among illegal child crossers

The first case of swine flu has been found among the scores of illegal children who have been crossing into America at the Texas-Mexico border, leading federal authorities to ship 2,000 batches of vaccine to Lackland Air Force Base for administration. Published June 25, 2014

Gov. Jay Inslee, foreground, speaks to the media about public awareness and safety efforts the state is making in advance of the start of retail sales of recreational marijuana, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Olympia, Wash. Inslee says that it's imperative that marijuana stays out of the hands of minors. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington governor lays down marijuana law: No cartoons on sales packages

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won't be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. Published June 25, 2014

Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series "Real Time With Bill Maher" in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO) **FILE**

Bill Maher on Obama: 'He's a drop-dead atheist'

Try as he might, President Obama's public push to showcase himself as a man of faith just isn't believable, comedian Bill Maher said Monday during an appearance on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." Published June 24, 2014

** FILE ** Phil Robertson addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Thursday, May 29, 2014. Several thousand Republicans gathered for the event. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson: 'Vote this ungodly bunch out of Washington, D.C.'

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson took another turn in the national media spotlight, telling a crowd of Rock the South festival-goers in Cullman, Ala., that he's truly a nice person, that he is trying to help homosexuals find Jesus and that voters need to boot the current batch of politicians from Capitol Hill. Published June 24, 2014

**FILE** Mohamed Elibiary (Twitter)

Homeland Security adviser tweets America is 'Islamic country'

A leading adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, following up comments about the Constitution being "Islamically compliant" with an even more head-turning tweet — that America is an Islamic country. Published June 24, 2014