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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in New York's Gotham Hall on June 17, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama on LGBT rights: 'Who you love shouldn't be a fireable offense'

President Obama told a New York City crowd of LGBT supporters that even though he's taking executive action to ensure federal contractors can't fire anyone for their sexual orientation, gay-rights activists still need to press Congress for similar protections. Published June 18, 2014

Wendy Kozma of Novi, Mich., talks about her mentally disabled daughter Jodi Renee Kozma, 25, on Thursday June 12, 2014, at the law offices of Deborah Gordon in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The Kozmas are suing Wal-Mart and police after their daughter was stopped for suspected shoplifting at a Walmart in Livonia, Mich. Kozma says her 25-year-old daughter, Jodi, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, now is terrified of police after being handcuffed and questioned  in 2012. Records show she didn't steal anything. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

Walmart sued over 'SWAT-like' treatment of mentally disabled woman

A couple in Michigan has launched a lawsuit against Walmart, claiming their 25-year-old mentally disabled daughter was shocked and terrorized by "SWAT-like" tactics of security officers and police who accused her -- wrongfully, it turns out -- of shoplifting. Published June 18, 2014

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots (Associated Press)

Tea party blasts Obama for 'honoring illegal immigrants' at White House

The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots blasted President Obama for his White House ceremony to honor border crossers who were accepted into his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying his public embrace sends the wrong message to illegal immigrants. Published June 18, 2014

** FILE ** A U.S. Navy BQM-74E drone launches from the flight deck of the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live fire exercise Sept. 21, 2012, in the Caribbean Sea as part of Unitas Atlantic phase 53-12. Unitas, Latin for "unity," is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation and improve coalition operations between South American and U.S. maritime forces. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. drones take out 4 in terrorist hot zone of Pakistan

U.S. drones were suspected of targeting and killing four militants at a hideout in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, in a border area by Afghanistan known as a terrorist hotbed, Pakistani intelligence agents said. Published June 18, 2014

Jennifer Fontaine kisses her baby daughter, Morgan, at her parents' home in Methuen, Mass. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. After Fontaine's standard prenatal screening suggested her fetus might have Edwards syndrome, a doctor suggested a fetal DNA test, which suggested her fetus was fine. A simple test that looks for fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood is far more accurate at detecting or ruling out Down syndrome and other common chromosome disorders than other screening methods used now, a major study finds. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Alaska to offer pregnancy tests in bathroom bars, restaurants

Alaska — which has the nation's highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome — is rolling out a new campaign to counter the newborn defect by putting pregnancy tests in select bar and restaurant bathrooms, beginning this December. Published June 17, 2014