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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 ** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to his ceremonial office off the House floor to greet new members of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

Behind-door immigration talks suggest slow going in House

House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, is keeping a watchful eye on a handful of House members who have been meeting in secret these past weeks to bring out an immigration bill at the same time as President Obama's State of the Union address. Published February 4, 2013

Scoutmaster Ann Perrone poses for a photograph, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Drexel Hill, Pa. The Boy Scouts of America's proposed move away from its no-gays membership policy has outraged some longtime admirers, gratified many critics and raised intriguing questions about the iconic organization's future. Perrone said she's spent the past 13 years fighting the ban by writing letters, speaking out and wearing gay-rights rainbow symbols. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Obama to Boy Scouts: Let gays in

Tear down these walls. That's the message of President Obama to Boy Scouts of America, during a Sunday CBS News broadcast in which he was asked about the scouting prohibition against homosexuals as members. Published February 4, 2013

** FILE ** This undated screenshot provided by the Milk Processor Education Program, known as MilkPep shows the company's Super Bowl advertisement. The Milk Processor Education Program, known as MilkPep and popular for its "Got Milk?" print ads, is featuring actor and professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a 30-second ad in the second quarter that is directed by Peter Berg. (AP Photo/Milk Processor Education Program)

Super Bowl ads go long to win viewers' attention

Super Bowl ads seem unusually long? Blame Chrysler. For the second year in a row, the car maker led the trend for epic-length advertisements — this time, with a two-minute nod to the military. Published February 4, 2013

Navy SEAL shooting suspect on suicide watch

The 25-year-old Iraq war veteran and Marine who allegedly shot former SEAL sniper and American hero Chris Kyle and another person during a Saturday charity event is reportedly on suicide watch in his Erath County, Texas, jail. Published February 4, 2013

** FILE ** Armed Nigerian civil defense corps officials secure the area following an explosion at a gasoline pipeline at Arepo, in Ogun, Nigeria, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The gasoline pipeline runs through southwest Nigeria, and the attack is being seen as a worrying expansion to the unchecked thefts which have become an incredibly lucrative business for criminal gangs hitting the country's petroleum-based economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Missing French oil tanker likely seized by pirates

A French oil tanker that's fallen off radar is believed to have been hijacked by pirates off the Ivory Coast. The 17 sailors on board have been likely kidnapped, according to officials with the International Maritime Bureau, a piracy watchdog organization. Published February 4, 2013

Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, said he traveled on a plane owned by Dr. Melgen but denied that he engaged with prostitutes. (Associated Press)

Scope of Sen. Menendez probe widens

The investigation into New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and his ties to political donor Salomon Melgen ratcheted Friday, as media reports dissected financial transactions between the two that could be seen as crossing congressional ethics lines. Published February 1, 2013

**File** Harvard President Drew Faust (left) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield speak at a news conference in Cambridge, Mass, May, 2012. (Associated Press)

Harvard wraps cheating probe; fate of cheaters unclear

Harvard University wrapped its investigation into a cheating scandal involving an estimated 125 students, explaining in a campus email Friday that half the students were pushed to withdraw, while the other half were handed probation or cleared. Published February 1, 2013

Illustration: Air Force biofuel by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EPA ignores court ruling; raises biofuels standards

Never mind that a federal appeals court just ruled that the Obama administration is setting impossibly high production goals for cellulosic biofuels production. The Environmental Protection Agency just ramped up the standards even higher, from 8.7 million gallon mandates for 2012 to 14 million gallons by the end of this year. Published February 1, 2013

Connecticut State Police are on scene following the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York, on Dec. 14, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Newtown education board: More police, please

The Board of Education in Newtown, Conn., asked the town for funding in its upcoming budget for more armed police patrols to the community's four elementary schools. Published February 1, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, waves after attending Friday prayers in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 1, 2013. Thousands of Egyptians marched across the country, chanting against the rule of Morsi. (AP Photo/Jihan Nasr, Shorouk Newspaper)

Hot spots speckle Middle East map

All eyes are on the Middle East, as Friday opened with a bed of hot-spot activity: The U.S. Embassy is Turkey was targeted by suicide bomb. Israel just wrapped reported sorties to root out chemical weapons shipments to Hezbollah. Syria has threatened retaliation for Israeli fighter jet attacks on its facilities and equipment. And Egypt is still roiling from a week's worth of violence and unrest that has left, so far, more than 50 dead. Published February 1, 2013