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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

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

**FILE** British Prime Minister David Cameron pauses during a press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 20, 2012. (Associated Press)

Political turmoil rocks British parliament

Turmoil has rocked Britain's parliament as anti-Tory party politicos demanded Prime Minister David Cameron oust Chancellor George Osborne. Published February 1, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Latest Obamacare casualty: 100 workers at Smith & Nephew

Global medical technology firm Smith & Nephew announced Thursday the layoff of almost 100 workers at its Tennessee and Massachusetts plants — and placed blame for the drawdown firmly at the feet of Obamacare. Published February 1, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (right) and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

FEC: 2012 elections cost $7 billion

Candidates in the 2012 presidential election spent a record $7 billion during the race — a record-setting figure that surpassed all expectations, according to the Federal Election Commission. Published February 1, 2013

Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala., on Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

Alabama boy held hostage believed safe

The 5-year-old Alabama boy snatched from his school bus at gunpoint and stashed with his abductor in a bunker is believed to be physically safe, police said Friday, on day three of the standoff. Published February 1, 2013