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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 ** North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, John D. Simmons)

Justice Dept. to sue North Carolina over GOP-backed voting rules

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday the Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its new voting law, the latest effort by the Obama administration to intervene on behalf of minority voters after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Published September 30, 2013

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New York DMV workers charged in cheating scandal

Eleven workers in several New York Department of Motor Vehicles’ branches were charged with helping commercial driver license applicants cheat on their tests. Published September 27, 2013

**FILE** Education Secretary Arne Duncan is interviewed by the Associated Press in Washington on Jan. 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House to colleges: Forget Supreme Court — use race

The Obama administration pretty much told colleges and universities around the nation on Friday to ignore the Supreme Court – that affirmative action should be used whenever and wherever possible to determine which applicants are accepted for enrollment. Published September 27, 2013

This Jypsiere shoulder bag in orange by Hermes sells for $8,650. (Screen grab from

Customs agents seize 16K fake Hermes purses at California border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in California seized more than 16,000 counterfeit designer Hermes purses — a significant find, given the same number of genuine handbags sold legitimately in stores would have gone for a collective $210 million. Published September 27, 2013

A young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Four of President Barack Obama's top advisers will converge on Detroit Friday to meet privately with state and local leaders about ways the federal government can help the bankrupt city short of a bailout. The White House said Thursday that top economic adviser Gene Sperling will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in the closed meeting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit worker grouses on tax-paid grant: 'Bailout would have been better'

The Obama administration on Friday stepped forward and announced millions in grant dollars to give to financially failing Detroit — but even that taxpayer dole-out may not prove acceptable to some of the city's workers, who instead wanted a full-scale bailout. Published September 27, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerges from the Senate Chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Ted Cruz joins prayer vigil for American pastor jailed in Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz joined a handful of protesters in prayer outside the White House who were seeking spiritual intervention for an American pastor who's been jailed in Iran for a year. They were asking the Obama administration to step up its efforts to free him. Published September 27, 2013