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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

Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., delivers a keynote speech during the TelecomNEXT convention in Las Vegas on March 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Disney denounces Rep. Markey for 'ludicrous' remarks

Disney said its new tracking technology for park visitors is not a privacy infringement, as Rep. Ed Markey alleged. But rather, the misguided congressman is making "ludicrous" remarks based on a failure to properly research the MyMagic+ program, corporate officials said, in a scathing letter issued Monday. Published January 29, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican (The Washington Times)

Sen. Alexander to NLRB members: Resign

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, has called on two of three National Labor Relations Board members wrongly appointed by President Obama during a Senate recess flap to resign from their seats. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** A Twitter logo hangs at the offices of Twitter Inc. in San Francisco in 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twitter: Government requests for user info up sharply

Twitter executives say government requests for information about users has risen by almost 20 percent in the past six months, from 849 in the first half of 2012 to 1,009 in the second half. Published January 28, 2013

Jackie (left) and Jack Harbaugh, parents of San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, stand before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco in 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Super Bowl 2013 brings psychological sidebar

The 2013 Super Bowl has taken a psychological sidestep, as parents Jack and Jackie Harbaugh prep for the sure-to-come media scrutiny: Which team will win their biggest smiles come Feb. 3? Published January 28, 2013

**FILE** Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

RNC chief Priebus courting Ron Paul wing of GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he would be a fool not to court the more conservative wing of the party, and he advocated reaching out to Ron Paul voters. Published January 28, 2013

Visitors to Independence National Historical Park view the Liberty Bell Friday, April 8, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

Arizona man arrested for threatening to blow up Liberty Bell

An Arizona man was arrested Sunday for threatening to blow up the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and charged with making terroristic threats and bomb threats, and various other offenses, according to media reports. Published January 28, 2013

Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Perry speaks with Moderator Bret Baier of Fox News during a commercial break of a Presidential Debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Fox News' van Susteren fires back at Obama

Fox News host Greta van Susteren isn’t taking lightly criticism from President Obama that her news network — along with conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh — is failing America by questioning his policies. Published January 28, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama throws out the first pitch to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (not pictured) before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Asked in an NBC "Today" show interview about the well-worn bluejeans he wore at the game, Mr. Obama said, "I hate to shop." (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama derides Rush, Fox News in liberal mag interview

President Obama suggested in an interview with the left-leaning magazine, The New Republic, that conservatives ought to compromise, forget Rush Limbaugh, and fall in line with the Democratic Party's policy platforms. Published January 28, 2013

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