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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

Defense counsel Mark O'Mara holds up a chart during closing arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, July 12, 2013. Zimmerman is charged in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

George Zimmerman's attorney turns to Founding Fathers for closing arguments

The defense attorney for Florida resident George Zimmerman relied on the wisdom of Founding Fathers to make key points to the jury during his closing arguments on Friday — and to emphasize that the jurors were representing the Constitution at work and ought to take their responsibilities seriously. Published July 12, 2013

In this image from Senate Television, Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaks on the Senate floor in Washington on July 11, 2013. (Associated Press/Senate TV)

Mitch McConnell: Harry Reid 'worst leader of the Senate ever'

If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid goes forward with the nuclear option to change rules in order to bring about speedy confirmation of President Obama’s nominees, history will remember him negatively, a leading Republican senator said. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, which food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Democrat Corrine Brown: Bible tells us to provide food stamps

Democrats angrily denounced a Republican-led effort to strip food stamp funding from the farm bill and vote on SNAP spending separately, with one even suggesting that biblical principles demand lawmakers provide the benefit. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** Nancy Grace, host of a news-talk show on cable's HLN, made it clear that she thought the defendant was guilty as charged.

George Zimmerman's friend has mic cut on national TV

A friend of George Zimmerman — the Florida suspect facing murder charges for the February shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — was trying to argue on a nationally televised show that his buddy didn't break any laws by carrying a weapon and that the prosecution was presenting unfair arguments. But his microphone was cut. Published July 12, 2013

** FILE ** This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

U.S. weapons show up in hands of pro-Assad militants

Weapons from the United States and other Western countries have been showing up in the hands of Shiite militants backed by Iran, who are fighting to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. Published July 12, 2013