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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 closes his eyes and bows his head as Dr. Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Fla., says the prayer during the Easter Prayer Breakfast, Monday, April 14, 2014,  in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. Published April 15, 2014

Illustration: Big Brother's Eye (Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

'God's eye' spy system hits test market streets with real-time recording

A new surveillance system that collects and records information in real-time — and then lets trackers rewind, zoom in and follow certain targets — has hit the test market streets of Baltimore, Md., and Dayton, Ohio, and in at least one crime-fighting unit in California. Published April 15, 2014

In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, file photo, a banner with the Twitter logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange in New York the day after the company went public. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US Airways red-faced over pornographic tweet to complaining customer

US Airways has apologized several times for sending out a tweet that included a pornographic picture of a woman engaged in a sexual act with a Boeing 777 model — a very embarrassing response to a female customer who complained about a delayed flight. Published April 15, 2014

The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Ron Paul warns of Waco-like end to Nevada ranch fiasco

Former Rep. Ron Paul is warning Americans of a Waco-like end to the standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, saying that even though the armed agents have left the land, the atmosphere is still heated. Published April 15, 2014

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaking during a meeting with teachers and higher education students from Damascus University, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Assad said that there is a "turning point" in the crisis on the military front and with the continuous achievements of the army in the war against "terrorism." (AP Photo/SANA)

Hezbollah-backed Bashar Assad says Syrian war turning in his favor

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Hezbollah has made a huge difference in fighting off the rebel forces battling his government, and the tide of the civil war that's raged nearly three years in the country seems to be turning in his favor. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** The Iranian navy patrols in the Sea of Oman, which is near the strategic oil shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)

Iran turns tail and pulls back on placing warships in Atlantic

Iran has decided not to send warships to the Atlantic Ocean after all, a dramatic change of heart from a much-ballyhooed announcement weeks ago to send several fighting vessels to the region — the nation's historical first. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** Phillip Garrido, 58, next to his court-appointed attorney, Susan Gellman, pleaded not guilty on Friday to 29 counts including forcible abduction, rape and false imprisonment involving the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. (Associated Press)

Hero cop who saved Jaycee Dugard fighting for right to carry concealed weapon

The same police officer who heroically helped save kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard from her 18-year captivity is now fighting in court for the right to carry a concealed weapon, accusing her former University of California-Berkeley employer of disregarding state law and denying the permit. Published April 14, 2014

In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, employees  Chris Broussard, left, and David Marlow, work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver. Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday, March 10, 2014, in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Marijuana vending machine makes debut in Colorado

In what seems the natural next step to legalized pot, a Colorado company has brought forward a new vending machine that cuts out the middle man for marijuana sales and gives buyers a speedier, after-hours means of purchasing the drug. Published April 14, 2014

Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson (CBS via Associated Press) **FILE**

Sharyl Attkisson: Team Obama is having 'chilling effect' on media

The Obama White House, for all its talk about openness and transparency, is hardly in the business of promoting openness and transparency in government — and is way worse when it comes to clamping down on the media than previous administrations, Sharyl Attkisson said. Published April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people on the tarmac as they arrive on Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014, as they travel to the Al Sharpton's National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michelle must be thrilled! USDA bans all junk food sales at schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules that pretty much ban schools from offering students the chance to buy any type of junk food at all — even in the vending machines that are on campus but operated by independent companies. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

DCCC's Steve Israel says majority of Republicans are racist

Rep. Steve Israel, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said on a recent CNN appearance that the majority of Republican lawmakers and party members are racist — but then threw a bone and clarified that maybe "not all" were. Published April 14, 2014