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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

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the end of the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The leaders of the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nations met in part to highlight the economic cooperation that has grown since NAFTA joined the U.S., Canada and Mexico 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

White House taps Mideast expert to bolster Gulf relations

The White House quietly announced it was bringing on board a Middle East expert with a background in forging peace deals, a late-hour move to help President Obama smooth relations with key regional leaders that comes as he's poised to visit Saudi Arabia. Published February 20, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks about energy, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Ted Cruz slams GOP for 'trickery' on debt ceiling vote

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a strongly worded rebuke against his fellow Republican colleagues regarding a recent debt ceiling vote that he saw as all show, zero substance and outright "trickery" to the American public. Published February 20, 2014

Dan McCall is photogrpahed in his home on Nov. 29, 2011 in Sauk Rapids, Minn.   Federal authorities have dropped an attempt to stop a Minnesota man from marketing merchandise poking fun at the National Security Agency for its surveillance of citizens, including T-shirts bearing the NSA's official seal and the slogan, "The only part of the government that actually listens."  The settlement was filed in federal court in Maryland on Tuesday. The NSA agreed to acknowledge that McCall's designs were intended as parody, and the NSA and DHS both agreed to formally retract their claims that his merchandise violated federal law.   (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Dave Schwarz)

NSA slap-down: Feds lose court try to curb mocking T-shirts

A Minnesota man who was sent a cease-and-desist letter by the federal government over his sales of merchandise, which mocks the National Security Agency's citizen surveillance activities, has won his legal battle. Published February 20, 2014

20 journalists on trial in Egypt for terror charges

Twenty journalists — including four foreigners — are set for trial Thursday in Egypt on charges related to terror, a case that's being watched closely by free press advocates around the world. Published February 20, 2014

Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

Net neutrality rears as GOP fears government grab

The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it will overhaul net neutrality regulations that were overturned in court and bring them back to the Internet. Published February 19, 2014

** FILE ** Is former Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown planning to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire? Looks like it. The Granite State Republican Party has asked him to be the host at its Christmas party. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, currently holds the seat. (Associated Press)

Scott Brown, Fox News renew contract deal

Former Mass. Sen. Scott Brown and Fox News renewed a contract deal that puts the ex-politico back on air as an official contributor, a cable network executive said Wednesday. Published February 19, 2014

**FILE** Israeli police headquarters is seen in the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem on Dec. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

U.S. to demand partial Israeli settlement freeze: report

The United States is poised to demand Israel freeze part of its disputed settlement activity as part of the framework peace deal being forged by Secretary of State John Kerry, an Army Radio report said on Wednesday. Published February 19, 2014

An activist dressed as a polar bear participates in a protest vigil  in Lafayette Park across from the White House, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Washington, urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Green groups warn Obama: Keystone is the unforgivable

Environmental activists have put President Obama on notice: Thanks for the call for $1 billion for a climate change resiliency fund. But if you backtrack on Keystone, we'll still unleash a political fury. Published February 19, 2014

**FILE** A Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department vehicle is seen here in 2010. (Christopher Ziemnowicz)

Florida sheriff sued for manhandling woman who recorded traffic stop

The Broward Sheriff's Office is facing legal trouble from a Florida woman who claims she was physically removed from her car and thrown in jail for a night — all for what the sheriff's deputy described as the "felony" crime of recording their traffic stop conversation. Published February 19, 2014

Norse myth predicts world to end this week

Y2K has passed. The Mayan apocalypse has passed. But we're not out of the woods, yet, it would seem. Norse mythology predicts that the world will end this Saturday, when the Earth will split open and unleash the "inhabitants of Hel," one newspaper reported. Published February 19, 2014