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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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks to his office from the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, after making plans to begin debate on the Keystone XL pipeline bill which cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee earlier. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell to Obama: GOP can help you hit your 'historic achievement'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a commentary for the Cincinnati Enquirer that the newly seated Republican majority does't want to stymy and roadblock President Obama on each and every move — rather, the GOP wants to help him enter "his time" of leadership, he suggested. Published January 13, 2015

Bill de Blasio, Democratic nominee for New York mayor, leans over to listen to a woman after he spoke at a march and rally highlighting immigration reform Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NYC's ID cards for illegals grant access to city banks, buildings

New York's new identification cards for illegal immigrants go up for grabs Monday, giving the 500,000 or so individuals in the city unlawfully the chance to come out of the shadows and open bank accounts with participating institutions. Published January 12, 2015

Pennsylvania cities rush to repeal gun crackdowns as NRA-backed lawsuits loom

A new law in Pennsylvania that makes it easier for gun groups like the National Rifle Association to sue cities for burdensome Second Amendment regulations has municipalities on the defense, and almost two dozen have already backed off some of their most stringent firearms rules. Published January 12, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks out of the Vibrant Gujarat summit in Gandhinagar, India, Monday Jan. 12, 2015. Kerry was in Ahmedabad for a long-scheduled appearance at an international investment conference, and to prepare for President Barack Obama's trip to India later this month. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

John Kerry on U.S. absence from Paris: 'This is sort of quibbling a little bit'

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he will go to Paris to represent the United States in the world's solidarity with France against terror — but then shrugged that the criticisms of America's high-ranking absence from the massive rally in that city's streets was little more than "quibbling," he said. Published January 12, 2015

French security officers take cover behind vehicles as they surround a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, where the two brothers suspected in a deadly terror attack were cornered, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots rang out and smoke rose outside a building where two brothers suspected in a newspaper massacre are holed up with a hostage. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

2 Charlie Hebdo suspects killed after standoff, hostage freed

Cherif and Said Kouachi — the two brothers sought by Paris authorities for the Charlie Hebdo attack that killed 12 — have been killed Friday after taking a hostage at a printing complex in Dammartin-en-Goele, authorities said. Published January 9, 2015