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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

An Israeli policeman secures the site after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit Ashdod, Israel, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas that Israel will intensify its week-long campaign against Gaza militants if Hamas rejects an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire. The truce was supposed to go into effect early on Tuesday morning but the Israeli military says 24 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since the expected start of the cease-fire. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Benjamin Netanyahu on Hamas: 'Our answer is fire'

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded a loud alarm on the dashing of a partial peace solution with Hamas after the militant group shot off rockets, in violation of a cease-fire: "Our answer is fire," he said. Published July 16, 2014

Five-year-old Marsha, seen in this KUSA screen grab, is dying of skin cancer.

'Bucket list' created for dog dying of cancer

Five-year-old Marsha is dying from skin cancer, but her new owners say they're going to spend her last days making her happy: moving her through a sort of doggy bucket list. Published July 15, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton gestures during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV titled "A New Competitive Era: America in the World," on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Bill Clinton crack on Jews to Jewish-GOPers haunts in new book

An overlooked joke that Bill Clinton told to a crowd of Jewish Republicans about Jews — one that fell flat — has now resurfaced in a new book, biting at the former president as his wife Hillary mulls a run for the White House. Published July 15, 2014

Demonstrators yell to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate had gathered where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus in and process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Arizona the next Murrieta? Protesters prep for bused illegals

Move over Murrieta. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said a whistleblower at the Department of Homeland Security has alerted that 40 to 60 illegal minor-aged immigrants were due to be dropped at a remote boys camp in the Arizona mountains on Tuesday — and protesters have rallied accordingly. Published July 15, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during a meeting on jobs and education at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Missouri governor vetoes bill to arm teachers in schools

Missouri Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon turned aside a legislative attempt to arm select teachers in schools, vetoing a bill that would have put guns in schools and saying he couldn't support such a notion. Published July 15, 2014

** FILE ** This June 18, 2014, file photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Feds tout deportation of 40 as proof of Obama's border protection

Homeland Security authorities gave a pat on the back to themselves for sending home 40 adults and children who were in the country illegally, claiming the deportations prove that the White House means business — that illegals will in fact be shipped to their countries of origin. Published July 15, 2014

** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rand Paul to Rick Perry on Iraq: Get some new glasses

A spat over Republican foreign policy that's been brewing between Rand Paul and Rick Perry has taken a turn to the tense, as the Kentucky senator told the Texas governor: Get some new glasses to help with your political viewpoints. Published July 14, 2014