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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

French lovers David, 22, and Charlene, 23, share a Valentine's Day kiss near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The padlocks on the fence of the bridge belong to lovers who throw the keys to the locks into the Seine as a symbol of enduring love. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon )

D.C.-area men in bidding war for Valentine's dates

This isn't desperate at all. So far, 2,696 Washington-area men have paid good money to place bids on the website WhatsYourPrice, all in hopes of winning of a Valentine's Day date with a local woman, according to a report in The Washington Examiner. Published February 12, 2013

A hearse containing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's casket leads a motorcade leaving the Multi-Purpose Stadium in Midlothian, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2013 for the 200-mile journey to Austin, where Kyle will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed Feb 2. at a North Texas gun range. (Associated Press/Star-Telegram)

Chris Kyle's funeral procession draws thousands

Thousands lined streets and highway overpasses in Midlothian, Texas, on Tuesday to pay respects to slain former Navy SEAL Christopher Kyle as his funeral procession travels 200 miles to Austin. Published February 12, 2013

Rep. Trey Gowdy (right), South Carolina Republican

Republicans to Obama: Schmooze more, and you might get your way

Republicans are sending a message to President Obama in the final hours before he's expected to lay out an ambitious policy plan in his State of the Union address: Schmooze more, and White House policies might pass congressional muster more easily. Published February 12, 2013

** File ** Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves upon his arrival for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on, Aug. 27, 2012. (Associated Press)

Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test

First North Korea. Now Pakistan. The Pakistani government said Tuesday it had successfully conducted a test of its short-range ballistic missiles — which are capable of carrying nuclear firepower. Published February 12, 2013

Barclays headquarters at London's Canary Wharf financial district is seen here July 3, 2012. (Associated Press)

Disgraced British bank Barclays vows new path, lays off 3,700

The new chief executive of disgraced banking empire Barclays — the third largest bank in Britain — is vowing a return to ethical investments, underscoring his message with the firing of 3,700 employees. Published February 12, 2013

The dial telephone

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