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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

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York on July 23, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Huma Abedin taking vacation, not 'leave of absence,' campaign says

Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, is due to take a lengthy vacation from her job with former first lady Hillary Clinton in August, and campaign officials for her husband's mayoral race have rushed to explain that the time off is not a "leave of absence." Published July 31, 2013

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. John McCain: Fox News is 'schizophrenic,' and tea party is negative

Sen. John McCain in a sit-down interview with The New Republic earlier this week called Fox News "schizophrenic" on immigration and suggested that tea party members were damaging to the Republican Party, touting negative messages that ran counter to Americans' political will. Published July 31, 2013

**FILE** Rep. John L. Mica

TSA misconduct rises 26 percent in 3 years: GAO report

A just-released Government Accountability Office report shows that Transportation Security Administration misconduct is on the rise — and significantly. Reported instances of theft, sleeping on the job and granting family and friends reprieves from intrusive screenings have increased by 26 percent over the last three years. Published July 31, 2013

White House presses for team of 'nudge' experts to sway American behavior

The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style "Behavioral Insights Team" to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs. Published July 30, 2013

American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr., center, reacts as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, bottom left, leads a chant Friday, July 26, 2013, in the Capitol rotunda in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

'Dream Defenders' dig in at Florida Capitol, demand justice for Trayvon Martin

A core group of about 15 "Dream Defenders" — so-dubbed for their stated belief in the need for legislative justice for slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — have dug in Tuesday outside the Florida Capitol building, refusing to leave until lawmakers pass a bill to moot the state's "stand your ground" gun laws. Published July 30, 2013

**FILE** Practice air-powered handguns sit on a teacher's desk in a classroom at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Ark., on July 11, 2013. Twenty Clarksville School District staff members are training during the summer to be armed security guards on campus. (Associated Press)

Arkansas teachers to carry 9 mm guns on campus come fall

Teachers and staff at Clarksville High School in Arkansas have undergone 53 hours of intensive weapons training in recent weeks, and they stand ready for school doors to open this fall — locked and loaded, ready to fend off the type of disaster that rocked a Connecticut community in December and left 20 children dead. Published July 30, 2013

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Eliot Spitzer on Anthony Weiner: I wouldn't vote for him

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who left his office in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, said on Monday that even he wouldn't vote for sexting scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner, who's trying to mount a political comeback to the mayor's office. Published July 30, 2013

A plainclothes police officer takes a photo with his mobile phone of a jail gate that was damaged when Taliban militants attacked, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)

Taliban storm Pakistani jail, freeing 250

Pakistani's Taliban claimed members stormed a prison in the South Waziristan tribal area around midnight on Monday with rocket grenades and suicide bombers, freeing 250 inmates, including several top militants. Published July 30, 2013