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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

Paul Tubbs  of Washington, Ill., looks over the remains of his home on Devon Lane in Washington after a tornado tore through the north part of Washington on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

6 dead as powerful tornadoes sweep Midwest

At least six have been confirmed dead in the set of powerful tornadoes and thunderstorms that pummeled across the Midwest on Sunday, hitting Illinois particularly hard. Published November 18, 2013

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Texas company makes metal gun from 3-D printer

The whole 3-D printer debate has just been taken to an entirely new level, as a company in Texas announced Friday it has made a metal gun from the equipment, a first for the technology. Published November 8, 2013

** FILE ** Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on July 31, 2013. (Associated Press)

Pentagon reports 46 percent rise in military sexual assaults

The number of sexual assaults reported in the military saw a double-digit surge over the last year — but that doesn’t necessarily mean that members are suffering more attacks, the Pentagon said, in its latest report. Published November 8, 2013

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Boston's Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 mayoral election. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Red Sox slugger 'Big Papi' Ortiz finishes third in Boston mayoral race

Boston may have chosen Mayor-elect Martin Walsh — who narrowly defeated John Connolly — in Tuesday's race. But the third-place finisher was a more familiar name, though he's known more for power-hitting the Red Sox through the World Series than for political aspirations. Published November 8, 2013

**FILE** U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power speaks about Syria on Sept. 6, 2013, at the Center for American Progress in Washington. (Associated Press)

Samantha Power, ambassador to U.N., raves on Hanoi Jane

Samantha Power, the recently seated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, may have made many in Hollywood happy with her recent public praise of actress icon and exercise legend Jane Fonda, but veterans aren't smiling. Published November 8, 2013

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani at his office ahead of a meeting with FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. Blatter met with Rouhani before flying to the Final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the UAE. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Tehran TV documentary tells how to attack Israel

Note to Iran: If you’re trying to assure world leaders that the new president brings messages of peace and compromise, you might not want to broadcast a lengthy documentary about attacking Israel with missiles. Published November 8, 2013

** FILE ** Apple employees line up iPad Airs to sale on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. Apple's iPad Air, a thinner, lighter and faster-running version of its previous large tablet computers, goes on sale with a starting price of $499. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

iPad explodes, setting Australian store customers fleeing

A brand new iPad Air that was supposed to be used for a demonstration model for customers exploded and burst into flames, forcing the Australian store to close so firefighters could clear the scene. Published November 8, 2013

Obama, White House earn top liar labels from Obamacare fact checkers

Add two popular fact-checking sites to the growing list of individuals and organizations that say President Obama outright lied about his promises to the American people — that Obamacare wouldn't take away their existing health care plans. Published November 8, 2013

City of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media outside office in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, after the release of a video. A new video surfaced showing Ford in a rage, using threatening words including "kill" and "murder." Ford said he was “extremely, extremely inebriated" in the video, which appeared Thursday on the Toronto Star’s website. The context of the video is unknown and it's unclear who the target of Ford's wrath is. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Nathan Denett)

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor in video tirade: ‘He dies, or I die’

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, already facing a public relations nightmare from recent admissions of smoking crack, has a new hit to deal with — a video that's making the media rounds that shows him in a drunken rage, threatening to kill an unknown individual. Published November 8, 2013

U.S. loses voting rights at key U.N. body, UNESCO

Beginning Friday, the United States will no longer be able to cast a ballot in key global matters vetted through the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, due to a dispute over dues. Published November 8, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

Cruz bill offers $5M reward for Benghazi info

Sen. Ted Cruz just brought forward a bill that would award $5 million to anyone who could provide information that leads to the capture of a suspect in the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack that left four Americans dead. Published November 8, 2013