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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]. 

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands during their bilateral meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama heads into talks with Palestinian President Abbas

President Obama arrived in Ramallah on Thursday morning for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting comes at a time when Palestinians are pushing Mr. Obama to ratchet up his involvement with peace talks. Published March 21, 2013

$3 bowl bought at yard sale yields $2.2M at auction

A bowl bought at a New York yard sale for $3 in 2007 was sold at a Sotheby's auction on Tuesday, after owners discovered the 5-inch ceramic piece actually hailed from China 1,000 years ago. Published March 20, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, speaks Feb. 25, 2013, with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

Dianne Feinstein: 'Not going to lay down and play dead' on gun ban

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says her ban on assault-type weapons is far from dead. Just because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid denied its inclusion in the Democratic Party gun bill doesn't mean she's dropping it, she said, as Breitbart reported. Published March 20, 2013

**FILE** Signs near a nude beach in Mazomanie, Wis., are seen here on April 13, 2012. (Associated Press)

Sex, drugs close Wis. nude beach for weekday visits

Too much sex and drugs are causing Wisconsin authorities to scale back nude beach hours. They've closed the popular resort area Monday through Friday, only allowing access on the weekends, the Associated Press reports. Published March 20, 2013

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Republican sheriff forced to defend joke about Obama

A Massachusetts sheriff has been forced to go on the defensive following a weekend joke he told about President Obama and Abe Lincoln's assassination drew fire from the community. Published March 20, 2013

** FILE ** Silver Spur Saloon proprietor Marc Peagler displays an early 1800s 13-star U.S. flag at his bar in Cave Creek, Ariz., on Friday, June 26, 2009. An Arizona House committee has made dramatic changes to a Senate-passed bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms into businesses that serve alcohol. Mr. Peagler supports the measure. (AP Photo/Aaron J. Latham)

Arizona, Vermont top list of gun-friendly states

Guns & Ammo magazine opens its rankings on best and worst states for gun rights in 2013 with a snarky quip that makes a blunt point: Apparently, the Second Amendment doesn't apply to the District of Columbia, since it's not a state. Published March 20, 2013

** FILE ** North Dakota state Sen. Margaret Sitte, a Republican, speaks in favor of HB1305, one of two anti-abortion bills, during floor debate at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Mike McCleary)

North Dakota legislators mull ban on all abortions

Lawmakers in North Dakota — where abortion laws are already among the most restrictive in the nation — are now considering a personhood bill that would outright ban the procedure. Published March 20, 2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Perez, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama touts common security bond with Israel

President Obama in Israel is touting America's shared alliances, telling that nation's key political leaders he is visiting to show his friendship and doubled-down commitment to security. Published March 20, 2013