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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

Smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

U.S. airdrops 27 bundles of weapons on Syrian town

U.S. planes dropped bundles upon bundles of weapons on the besieged town of Kobani in Syria Sunday to help Kurds fight off Islamic State terrorists, Central Command officials said from Tampa. Published October 20, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits to down to cast his ballot in advance voting for the Toronto Municipal Election at a polling station in the Etobicoke area of Toronto, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Ford, who is between chemotherapy treatments for a rare and aggressive form of cancer, says he wanted to support his brother Doug Ford's bid for the mayor's job. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Rob Ford booted from Toronto polling booths, accused of illegal campaigning

Embattled Rob Ford just can't seem to keep out of the limelight. The latest on the former crack-smoking, alcohol-imbibing, rehabbed Toronto mayor — who is currently running for a city council seat — is that he's been kicked out of three different voter polling places and accused of illegal campaigning. Published October 20, 2014

John Bolton endorses and supports an army of national security candidates who vow to stand up for a strong America with some "bold leadership." (Associated Press)

John Bolton dubs Obama 'weak' and warns 'a dangerous time' is coming

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said President Obama's weakness on the world stage is only opening the door for Russia's President Vladimir Putin to continue his aggression — something that's going to create a dangerous scene for America and Europe in the coming two years. Published October 20, 2014

In this Dec. 3, 2010, file image provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows technicians examining the X-37B unmanned space plane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  (AP Photo/Vandenberg Air Force Base) ** FILE **

Conspiracy theorists on alert as X-37B plane returns from 674-day secret space mission

The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time. Published October 20, 2014

A lawn sprinkler is seen at the Whitney's home lawn, as television crews report on California's drought in Glendora, Calif., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The Southern California couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city of Glendora warning that they could face fines if they don't get their brown lawn green again. They are told if they don't revive the lawn they could be hit with up to $500 in fines and possible criminal action. City Manager Chris Jeffers says the couple has not been cited and called it a friendly letter prompted by a neighbor's complaint. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California 'water cops' seek finks to rat out lawn sprinkling offenders

California "water cops" are on the patrol, combing the streets of various communities to make sure nobody is watering their grass or washing their vehicles without government permission — even asking neighbors to turn in neighbors who go against the state's drought rules. Published October 20, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks through a crowd of young Republicans at the state GOP party headquarters Thursday Oct. 16, 2014, in Concord, N.H. The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate was in the nation's first presidential primary state to rally voters ahead of the November election.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Rand Paul to Michelle Obama: Look at me — I'm at Dunkin' Donuts

Sen. Rand Paul took a playful jab at Michelle Obama and her healthy eating initiatives that condemn all types of junk food, tweeting to her handle to let her know the location of his first New Hampshire stop — Dunkin' Donuts. Published October 17, 2014