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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

Illustration: Biofuels

EPA loses: Court tosses mandate for biofuels

The Environmental Protection Agency cannot impose lofty cellulosic biofuel standards on the oil industry and then inflict punishments when the mandates aren’t met, a federal appeals court just ruled. Published January 28, 2013

In this April 27, 2012 photo, the red paddle wheel of the American Queen steamboat churns as it propels the vessel on a Memphis to Cincinnati cruise on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Oil spill closes part of Mississippi River waterway

Investigators are still trying to determine the location of leak in an oil barge that struck a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday and shut sections of the Mississippi River to traffic. Published January 28, 2013

House Speaker John A. Boehner was among the dignitaries on the platform for President Obama's address. On Inauguration Day, Republicans voiced optimism. (Associated Press)

Foe to frenemy? Boehner vow to halt one-on-ones with Obama now cloudy

House Speaker John A. Boehner’s promise to stop running government via one-on-one meetings with President Obama and let the committee process commence already is crumbling, as congressional members can’t find consensus on how to proceed. Published January 28, 2013

Iran finger-chopping machine seen as political strategy

Iran’s new finger-chopping machine may be touted as a punishment for thieves, but at least one human rights official finds it curious that its unveiling comes at a time when elections dawn and political unrest is high. Published January 28, 2013

Al Qaeda gunmen refuse to free hostages in Philippines

Al Qaeda-linked gunmen in the Philippines have refused to release a reported seven foreigners they’re holding hostage, as two weeks of negotiations with the government end in failure, according to various media reports. Published January 28, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama taps campaign database to sell gun control

Organizing for Action — President Obama’s new nonprofit to bolster his public relations sell of policy to a nationwide audience — has just been handed the golden key of political campaigning: a massive computer database of American voter preferences. Published January 28, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama taps campaign donor database to sell gun control

Organizing for Action — President Obama’s new nonprofit to bolster his public relations sell of policy to a nationwide audience — has just been handed the golden key of political campaigning: a massive computer database of American voter preferences. Published January 28, 2013

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden, joined at the White House by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (left), holds a meeting Jan. 9, 2013, with gun-safety advocates and victims' families. (Associated Press)

Holder releases first 3 proposed gun rules

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has released the first three of what could be 23 new proposals aimed at strengthening the nation's gun laws, in line with the goals put forth by President Obama during his inaugural address and by executive order. Published January 25, 2013

The F-16 is one of the Air Force's tactical aircraft. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Pentagon starts pink slip process to 46,000

The Pentagon has started laying off the bulk of its 46,000 temporary work force, as automatic Defense Department budget cut-backs beckon in March. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir (Associated Press)

Russia steps toward strict tobacco laws

Russia has taken a step closer toward enacting strict new tobacco prohibitions that set most public places off limits to smokers. Published January 25, 2013

Ingmar Guandique

Court holds secret hearings on Chandra Levy murder case

A judge has been holding secret hearings on the May 2001 murder of congressional intern Chandra Levy, a surprising move that casts doubt on the conviction and imprisonment of El Salvador illegal immigrant Ingmar Guandique. Published January 25, 2013

**FILE** Rachel Del Guidici, 18, of Shreve, Ohio, and others demonstrate June 28, 2012, against President Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

'Obamacare' survival guide surges on best-seller list

A new guide that reveals how readers might survive President Obama's health-care reform — its costs, as well as its medical care cuts — has surged on Barnes & Noble's best-seller books list to No. 4, with more than 100,000 copies sold. Published January 25, 2013

Jim Messina (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama's grassroots group has Soros, big business written all over it

President Obama's supposed grassroots group, Organizing for America, is actually anything but, as invitations for the group's private unveiling event last week revealed its ties to big business, big political donors, and even wealthy philanthropist George Soros. Published January 25, 2013