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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

Scene from the film Zero Dark Thirty.

Pentagon poised to curb Hollywood from tapping soldiers for films

The Pentagon is mulling new measures that would prevent Hollywood from tapping into the active military force to provide assistance — including on-screen acting — for new movies without written Department of Defense permission. Published September 18, 2014

House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds up a smart phone as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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

Bonnie McAdams joins others calling for the release of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi who was detained by the Mexican government  for crossing the border with weapons, during a rally outside the Stanford Mansion where Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto  will appear with Gov. Jerry Brown, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Marine Corps vets walk 300 miles to tell Obama: Free Tahmooressi

Two former Marines -- Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe and fellow Marine Allen Brown -- have taken their plea to free Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to the streets, walking nearly 300 miles to Washington to petition President Obama in person. Published September 18, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a a fundraiser in Lower Manhattan benefiting two union-backed Sept. 11 victims' advocacy groups, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The former U.S. senator from New York and potential 2016 presidential candidate called on union members to mobilize to fight for the extension of the James Zadroga Act. The 2010 law provides medical treatment and compensation to those affected by the attack and is set to expire in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hillary Clinton blasted by the left in secret emails

Emails making the rounds among leftist voices show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might not be the shoe-in Democratic presidential pick after all -- that many consider her way too hawkish and far too buddy-buddy with Wall Street. Published September 18, 2014

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pounds her fist as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Dick Morris: 'Benghazi problem' due to hit Hillary Clinton hard

Dick Morris, former White House strategist during the heyday of Bill Clinton, said Wednesday's Capitol Hill hearings on Benghazi are only the tip of the iceberg — the issue is about to get really heated for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Published September 18, 2014

Shirley Sotloff and her husband Arthur B. Sotloff exit a car as they return home after the memorial service for their son, slain journalist Steven Sotloff, at Temple Beth Ann, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Pinecrest, Fla. The Islamic State has beheaded two American journalists it held captive for what the militants called payback for more than 120 U.S. airstrikes on its assets in northern Iraq since Aug. 8. Journalists James Foley and Sotloff were two of what the State Department has described as "a few" Americans still being held hostage by the group. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Carl Juste)

Steven Sotloff spokesman: Team Obama 'bullied and hectored' family

A spokesman for the family of the second beheaded American journalist, Steven Sotloff, said they wanted to rescue him from the grips of the Islamic State, but officials working for President Obama "bullied" them into softening their approach. Published September 17, 2014