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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

Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), accompanied by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks in New York's City Hall Blue Room on March 21, 2013. Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Bloomberg and Biden as they spoke in favor of an assault weapons ban. (Associated Press)

Joe Biden 'impotent' on gun control talks, GOP strategist says

Not so fast. The press and Democratic Party operatives may be painting President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden as a one-two punch of effective gun control strategy on Capitol Hill. But at least one Republican Party tactician says it ain't all that — and Mr. Biden's behind-scenes operations are largely exaggerated. Published April 1, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

Rep. Peter King: Kim Jong-un 'trying to be the tough guy'

Rep. Peter King characterized his biggest fear from North Korea is that leader Kim Jong-un was putting himself in a box with his strong rhetoric and he might reach the point where he feels he has no choice but to act. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** A premature infant (Associated Press)

Planned Parenthood lobbyist suggests killing newborn OK

A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood told Florida lawmakers this week that what doctors do with babies who were supposed to be aborted but were instead born alive is the doctors' business — suggesting killing was okay. Published March 29, 2013

**FILE** Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is seen in Beirut on June 2007. (Associated Press/Hezbollah Media Office)

France agrees to list Hezbollah as terrorist group

France is poised to add Hezbollah to the European Union's list of terrorist organizations after the group claimed responsibility for last year's attack on a bus filled with Israeli tourists to Burgas. Published March 29, 2013

** FILE ** Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr takes part in a debate titled "Does Security Trump Freedom?" Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr to run for Congress

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, an outspoken conservative who lost his seat more than a decade ago, thinks the time is right for a new run at political office. He announced a campaign for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey, who's running for Senate. Published March 29, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a meeting in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

New York minimum wage hike to $9 could be paid by taxpayers

New York's legislature approved a budget that hikes the state's minimum wage to $9 per hour. But taxpayers, not businesses, could actually be the responsible party for paying those extra wage costs, if a closed-door tax credit agreement among politicos made the final budget cut. Published March 29, 2013