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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

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican (Associated Press/File)

Blackburn doubts Obama's skeet shooting claims

Rep. Marsha Blackburn has some words of skepticism for President Obama's claim of frequent skeet shooting. "If he's a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for photographs before dinner at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obama's love fest for Hillary: Subtle send-off to Biden

Sorry, Joe. That's the subtle message from polls and television watchers who saw President Obama's public praising of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday's 60 Minutes and interpreted the fawning as endorsement for her to seek the White House in 2016 — rather than Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published January 29, 2013

In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a consultative meeting with officials in the fields of state security and foreign affairs at undisclosed location in North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

Google maps North Korea, including prison camps

North Korea is no longer a big blank on Google's mapping application. Now, users of the 8-year-old online and mobile technology can see where North Korean streets run, where bodies of water are located — where the infamous prison camps are operated. Published January 29, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Morsi aide: Holocaust an American fabrication

A top aide to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said U.S. intelligence made up the Holocaust in order to wreck Germany's public image during World War II, according to various media reports. Published January 29, 2013

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak speaks to the media in Tel Aviv on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Report: Israeli defense sector tagged as high risk for corruption

When it comes to the threat of corruption, Israel's defense sector faces the greatest risk, according to a new report from a watchdog group that's dedicated to assessing how easy it is to infiltrate and corrupt government bodies around the world. Published January 29, 2013

The Pentagon. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

New military laser technology 10 times lighter, smaller

The U.S. Navy and Air Force of the next decade could be equipped with laser weaponry that's small enough to outfit fighter jets, considerably bolstering U.S. defense capabilities, according to military reports from the U.S. Defense Department. Published January 29, 2013

A branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland is seen in London on Jan. 19, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. pushing for criminal charges on the Royal Bank of Scotland

U.S. regulators are pushing for criminal charges against the Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS, over the 2012 Libor rate-fixing scandal. They want bank executives to admit guilt and pay a penalty, rather than simply settle. Published January 29, 2013

A Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chick-fil-A CEO and gay leader make peace

Dan Cathy, the head of Chick-fil-A, and the leader of a national gay rights group have made peace, according to various media reports. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** Rush Limbaugh (AP Photo)

Limbaugh vows fight on immigration

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is digging in on immigration, denouncing the bipartisan bill now before Congress and pledging a one-man show of force — if need be — to beat back amnesty and Republican-In-Name-Only compromises. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

Activists stymie D.C. power plant expansion plans

The Architect of the Capitol has been cleared by the Environmental Protection Agency to go forward with the Capitol Power Plant expansion, but residents and environmental activists are banding together in protest of coal-fired energy. Published January 29, 2013

** FILE ** A freshman Republican state lawmaker from North Dakota plans to introduce a bill that would limit use of drones for law enforcement after the highly publicized case of a Lakota farmer who was arrested after a 16-hour standoff with police on Jan. 6, 2013. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Associated Press)

Drone training ratchets up in preparation for FAA guidelines

Flight training schools have taken a tip from the Federal Aviation Administration's estimates that 10,000-plus commercial drones will be operational in the United States in the next few years, and bolstered their course selection. Even community colleges now offer training on remote piloting, NBC reports. Published January 29, 2013

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, photo, Egyptian protesters use camera phones to capture a burning state security armored vehicle that demonstrators commandeered during clashes with security forces nearby and brought to Tahrir Square and set it alight, in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Egypt's army chief warns of "the collapse of the state" if political crisis continues. (AP Photo/Mostafa El Shemy)

Egypt army head warns of 'state collapse'

Egypt is headed toward a "collapse" that will impact "future generations" due to continuing violence and unrest, said President Mohammed Morsi appointee, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday. Published January 29, 2013

Papa John's pizza firm implores bloggers: Stop the misquotes

Papa John's pizza has been hounded by the media for comments supposedly made in response to Obamacare — that food prices were on the rise, that franchises would face closure due to escalating health care costs, that workers' hours and positions would be sliced. Published January 29, 2013

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