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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 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trey Gowdy: 'It's about damn time' we use power of purse to rein in Obama

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina's fiery conservative, took to the House floor to deliver an impassioned speech that brought on the cheers and applause from fellow lawmakers, telling them that the time has surely come to rein in President Obama via the constitutional power of the purse. Published January 16, 2015

France's President Francois Hollande, left,  welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, at the Elysee Palace in Paris,  Friday Jan. 16, 2015. Kerry arrived on Friday in the French capital for American solidarity with the French people after last week's deadly terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

John Kerry in Paris, set for James Taylor croon: 'You've Got a Friend'

Secretary of State John Kerry hit the streets of Paris on Friday, walking to the deli where four hostages were killed, to lay a wreath of flowers, to the Charlie Hebdo offices to drop off a similar arrangement, to the street median where the policeman was shot to deposit some more — and then hitting city hall for a rendition of James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend." Published January 16, 2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., meets with members of the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Litchfield, N.H. Paul is a possible Republican presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Rand Paul on Mitt Romney candidacy: 'Same old, same old'

Sen. Rand Paul cautioned Republicans against supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for another run at the White House, saying his candidacy wasn't likely to produce anything new — that it would be pretty much business as usual. Published January 15, 2015

In this Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Iraqi security forces hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File) ** FILE **

Afghanistan confirms Islamic State in-country; recruiter is ex-Gitmo guy

An Afghan general and governor both confirmed that the Islamic State is now in-country, flying its black flags and recruiting fighters -- and that one of the group's main recruiters is Mullah Abdul Rauf, a former U.S. captive sent to Guantanamo Bay but released in 2007. Published January 15, 2015