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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

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Phone subsidies cost Americans $2.2 billion a year, much of it wasted

Taxpayers spent an estimated $2.2 billion to give phones to those with low incomes in 2012 — but some shouldn't have received them. According to one report, a large number of program participants may have received phones even though they didn't meet income limits. Published February 12, 2013

** File ** A Palestinian Hamas militant walks in the rubble of the southern Gaza Strip, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Terror group Hamas launches own news organization

The terrorist organization Hamas has launched its own news group, Al Rai, which means Opinion, with a staff of 15 writers who will "focus on the Palestinian issue, and Arab and international news relating to this issue," according to the agency's spokesman. Published February 12, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Obama faces struggle to marshal business support for climate policy

President Obama is facing a tough time shepherding the same level of support from the business community for his environmental agenda that he touted during his first term. Politico reports he would do well to broaden his base of support, given the loss of several who once supported his cap-and-trade. Published February 12, 2013

Malian children mill through the heavily shelled police station in Gao, northern Mali, Monday Feb. 11 2013, one day after Mujao fighters engaged in a firefight with Malian forces. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Mali reluctant to let in U.N. peacekeepers

Mali — engaged in a bloody fight with Islamist extremists for control of the country — is nonetheless hesitating to grant the United Nations permission to send a peacekeeping force to help establish calm. Published February 12, 2013

Will Obama take executive action on climate change?

Political watchers expect President Obama to go heavy on the climate change talk during his Tuesday evening State of the Union address. But they also predict he might take executive action — meaning the issuance of executive orders — and push his environmental agenda over the failure of a Congress that has, so far, refused to act. Published February 12, 2013

On a large television screen in front of Pyongyang's railway station, a North Korean state television broadcaster announces the news that North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea conducted a nuclear test at an underground site in the remote northeast Tuesday, taking an important step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea's nuclear test

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to discuss North Korea's latest nuclear test, conducted at a remote underground site, according to various media. South Korean authorities initially reported a 5.1 magnitude "artificial earthquake" that was a suspected nuclear test from its northern neighbor. Published February 12, 2013

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

Sen. Dick Durbin says embattled Sen. Robert Menendez shouldn't resign yet

Embattled N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez — who faces questions and controversies over allegations he used his political influence to help his Florida friend and campaign donor obtain favorable business deals — has received some support a few states over: Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois says he shouldn't resign yet. Published February 11, 2013