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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

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017, as the Senate returns for two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed the start of the traditional summer recess until the third week of August to catch up on uncompleted work. The White House is insisting that the Republican-controlled Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law even after those efforts failed last week because of GOP defections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell halts recess in face of Trump Twitter storm on Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his troops to get back to business, rather than take their traditional August recess. Call it the President Donald Trump Effect. Call it the Voter Effect. Whatever it's called, fact is: Outrage over failed Obamacare repeal has forced the Senate's hands. Published July 31, 2017

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, leaves after attending a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Nikki Haley: 'Done talking about NKorea'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent out some strong messaging via Twitter about North Korea, telling the world of social media readers that the time of simply tough talking was nearing an end. Agreed. Nobody likes to bring it up. But regime change is the only way to stop North Korea from its global aggressions. Published July 31, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chuck Schumer gets nanny tough on fast-food sandwich wraps

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, has found a new fight -- and fast-food wrapper is thy name. He wants the feds to investigate them. And not just fast-food wrappers. Cups and cartons, too. Wonder which industry forgot to pay off Schumer this month -- chemicals or fast food? Published July 31, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans said their last resort would be to ditch Obamacare's unpopular mandate requiring individuals to hold insurance, its rule requiring large employers to provide coverage and its tax on medical device sales. (Associated Press/File)

Republicans and Obamacare: Sound and fury, signifying nothing

Republicans may have tried to present as if they were fighting the good fight on Obamacare since 2010. But truly, they've been missing the mark, not just recently, but for years. Their whole messaging has been one big sound, one rush of fury, all signifying nothing. Published July 29, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Senate voted decisively to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. McCain said the bills passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has called Putin a murderer and a thug.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

John McCain: Traitor to the conservative cause

There are video clips floating about devoted entirely to showing the dramatic few seconds on the Senate floor when Sen. John McCain cast his no-vote to Obamacare repeal. Pick one and watch it. They're good visuals of what betrayal looks like. Published July 28, 2017

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)

Scaramucci's vulgarities reminiscent of Rahm

Anthony Scaramucci went on a rambling, near-epic and vulgarity-laced rant to a writer for the New Yorker, Ryan Lizza. We haven't had this much shock and awe with vulgarities since Rahm Emanuel's White House days. Published July 28, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the white flag on Obamacare repeal on Friday, admitting defeat and telling his Republicans in a voice that seemed close to cracking that it's "time to move on" to other matters. Published July 28, 2017

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., with the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., lower right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Six Republican senators we don't need

There are six things which the Lord hates, seven which are an abomination to him -- likewise, there are six Republicans who voted for Obamacare repeal two years ago, seven who voted against it now. Published July 27, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., a member of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks during a markup hearing on FY2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill; and Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2018, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Wasserman Schultz's ex-IT guy prompts talk of 'treason'

What's the extent of national security damage done by Imran Awan, the Pakistani-born former IT guy for Debbie Wasserman Schultz? We just don't know. But the word "treason" is already being slung. Published July 27, 2017

In this July 25, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia _ a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Donald Trump's greatest tweet ever

President Donald Trump, just a few hours ago, put out what's probably his Best. Tweet. Ever. In all caps, he blasted: "IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT -- WE WORSHIP GOD." Bam. Published July 27, 2017

Passengers embark on a Princeton Branch New Jersey Transit train after a service disruption due to a lack of train engineers to operate it, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Princeton, N.J. The train is also known as the Dinky, as the train runs only a 2.7-mile route from Princeton Junction station in West Windsor, N.J., to Princeton University. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ** FILE**

Princeton on the prowl to emasculate men

Princeton University just announced a new position, the "Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men's Engagement Manager." They're seeking qualified candidates now. The best will be the man who most acts like a woman. Published July 27, 2017

Trump trans-ban: A gun control Dems should love

So President Donald Trump's banned transgenders from serving in the U.S. military, and now, the left's gone nuts. The question is: Why? Transgenderism is a mental disorder. And we know the left is all about curbing the Second Amendment access to those with mental disorders. Right? Published July 26, 2017

In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to federal, state and local law enforcement officials about sanctuary cities and efforts to combat violent crime, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Jeff Sessions -- happily -- to get hot on criminal leakers

First Anthony Scaramucci -- now Jeff Sessions. The attorney general -- the one whose come under fire by President Donald Trump for recusing himself weeks ago from all-things-Russia tied to the 2016 election -- is about to get hot on criminal leakers. This can only be a boon to the White House. Published July 26, 2017

Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Dr. Rudolph Crew, president of Medgar Evers College, arrive for commencement at Barclay's Center, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton's upcoming book: Make way for the pity party

Hillary Clinton, of "I Should've Won the White House!" fame, apparently isn't content to deliver 10- and 20-second talking points from her national podium about the dang Russians who worked with President Donald Trump to give him that presidential title. She's gotta write a book about it, too. Published July 26, 2017

House Budget Committee  member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash. is at left. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Dems cry Islamophobia, as Wasserman Schultz's Pakistani IT guy arrested

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top information technology guy, the Pakistani-born Imran Awan -- who was under investigation by the FBI for theft and cybersecurity-tied abuses -- was arrested at Dulles International Airport as he tried to flee the country. And now Democrats are rushing to defend him, saying he's the target of massive federal Islamophobia. Published July 26, 2017

President Donald Trump pauses as he participates in a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Psychiatrists agree: It's OK to smear Trump

A noted psychiatrists' association put out a memo to members to suggest it's quite OK for them to publicly comment on President Donald Trump's mental state -- the heck with a longstanding "Goldwater rule" prohibiting such opining. And the circle of sharks about Trump's White House grows wider. Published July 25, 2017

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Scaramucci's first leak victim: Meet Michael Short, now fired

One down -- however many more to go. Anthony Scaramucci, making good on a vow delivered on Sunday television to fire White House leakers, reportedly let communications staffer Michael Short go, Politico first reported. Published July 25, 2017

Palestinian women pray at the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major Jerusalem shrine, heeding a call by clerics not to enter the site until a dispute with Israel over security arrangements is settled. This comes after Israel removed metal detectors earlier on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

California imam should be watched; his Islamic center monitored

A California imam who was captured on video calling for the annihilation of Jews ought to be investigated for subversive behaviors. And the Islamic center that welcomed his sermon? That site should be infiltrated with counterterror authorities. Published July 25, 2017