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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 

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**FILE** Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican

Sen. Sessions calls for firing of ICE director

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, in Tuesday floor remarks, called for the firing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement head for failing to uphold and enforce border laws. Published January 30, 2013

Wild monkey mob rampages Indonesian village

A surprise attack by a mob of wild monkeys has panicked a village in eastern Indonesia, as residents report attacks, injuries and home damage. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Scalia scoffed for claiming Constitution is 'dead' document

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is drawing fire from legal colleagues for his characterization of the U.S. Constitution as a "dead" document — that is, judges should not take it upon themselves to interpret its clauses via modern meanings. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** Tourists take pictures of the Costa Concordia wreckage as they arrive on a ferry to the Giglio Island, Italy, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Costa Concordia captain: I'll command again

The captain of the Costa Concordia challenged his firing Tuesday, claiming in a closed-door court hearing that he actually saved lives after his ship ran aground and capsized, killing 32, in a Jan. 13, 2012, disaster off the coast of Tuscany. Published January 30, 2013

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., appearing with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in his push to pass two new gun laws, including one he co-sponsored that would ban assault weapons. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Brian Jackson)

Chicago gun deaths, confiscations belie claims of gun-control activists

Chicago police reported the seizure of 7,400 guns used in crimes, or that were unpermitted, in the past year — nearly double the 3,285 reported for New York City for the same time frame. That's despite the fact Chicago has the toughest gun-control laws in the nation, prohibiting sales within the city and, until the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional in 2010, banning handguns. Published January 30, 2013

Egyptian riot police fire tear gas at protesters, not seen, during clashes in front of the Semiramis Intercontinental hotel, background near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt,Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

U.S. Embassy closes amid Egyptian violence

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo shut down Tuesday, as more than 120 were reported injured in the escalating violence that has marked Egypt over the past few days. Published January 29, 2013

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's $300  million in dollars matched by the government for Medicaid services for Louisiana is one of the sweetheart deals in the health care bill.

Landrieu takes up Obama's anti-Fox chant

On the heels of President Obama's finger-pointing at Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh, for supposedly holding up legislative progress on the national debt, now comes Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, who lambasted the network for its coverage of entitlement spending. Published January 29, 2013

Indiana environmental justice: Save a deer. Go to jail.

An Indiana couple faces jail time for nursing a near-dead deer back to health, in apparent violation of the state's Department of Natural Resources rules for returning wild animals to the forest. Published January 29, 2013

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