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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 ** In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during his last news conference as defense secretary at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pentagon hits reports about U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly told his German counterpart that the United States would leave between 8,000 and 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat missions have ended. But Mr. Panetta is disputing that account of his meeting with the defense minister, Thomas de Maiziere, according to a report by The Associated Press. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrats' sex-ed bill teaches STDs, not abstinence

Sexual education that focuses on abstinence is not working and not worthy of much federal funding, according to two Democratic lawmakers who have introduced a bill to scale back the teaching principle in schools. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** This photo taken Sept. 8, 2011, shows a BlackBerry smartphone using the "Messenger" service in Berlin. (Associated Press)

FBI brass to employees: Quit sexting naked photos

The Federal Bureau of Investigation — which touts an agency motto of "fidelity, bravery, integrity" — is battling a sexting scandal. A newly issued report finds its workers have been involved in a "rash of sexting cases" using government-issued devices. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi reports May 31, 2012, to the Economic Committee, in capacity as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board, at the European Parliament in Brussels. (Associated Press)

EU economy to shrink, despite earlier reports for growth

The European Commission got it wrong. After first predicting the economy for the eurozone would grow slightly in the coming months, members now say wait a minute, the economy will actually shrink. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

Bob Menendez sees 'dreadful' 15-point poll drop

In one month's time, Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez's favor with constituents fell by 15 percentage points, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Published February 21, 2013