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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor, commentary writer and host of the “Bold and Blunt” podcast for The Washington Times, and a frequent media guest and public speaker. She is the author of several books, the latest titled, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” and “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall.” Email her at cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, waves after attending Friday prayers in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 1, 2013. Thousands of Egyptians marched across the country, chanting against the rule of Morsi. (AP Photo/Jihan Nasr, Shorouk Newspaper)

Hot spots speckle Middle East map

All eyes are on the Middle East, as Friday opened with a bed of hot-spot activity: The U.S. Embassy is Turkey was targeted by suicide bomb. Israel just wrapped reported sorties to root out chemical weapons shipments to Hezbollah. Syria has threatened retaliation for Israeli fighter jet attacks on its facilities and equipment. And Egypt is still roiling from a week's worth of violence and unrest that has left, so far, more than 50 dead. Published February 1, 2013

**FILE** British Prime Minister David Cameron pauses during a press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 20, 2012. (Associated Press)

Political turmoil rocks British parliament

Turmoil has rocked Britain's parliament as anti-Tory party politicos demanded Prime Minister David Cameron oust Chancellor George Osborne. Published February 1, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Latest Obamacare casualty: 100 workers at Smith & Nephew

Global medical technology firm Smith & Nephew announced Thursday the layoff of almost 100 workers at its Tennessee and Massachusetts plants — and placed blame for the drawdown firmly at the feet of Obamacare. Published February 1, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (right) and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

FEC: 2012 elections cost $7 billion

Candidates in the 2012 presidential election spent a record $7 billion during the race — a record-setting figure that surpassed all expectations, according to the Federal Election Commission. Published February 1, 2013

Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala., on Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

Alabama boy held hostage believed safe

The 5-year-old Alabama boy snatched from his school bus at gunpoint and stashed with his abductor in a bunker is believed to be physically safe, police said Friday, on day three of the standoff. Published February 1, 2013

** FILE ** In this April 21, 2008 file photo, a Budweiser sign is seen atop one of the buildings at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis. Belgian brewer InBev announced Monday. July 14, 2008, it will buy Anheuser-Busch for $52 billion. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

Justice tries to halt Budweiser beer merger

The Department of Justice has turned its attention to the beer industry and is trying to halt the merger of Budweiser maker, Anheuser-Busch InBev, with Mexican brewer, Grupo Modelo. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat (Associated Press)

Dems turn to NFL, NBA for help with climate change

One of the first actions of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that Democrats set up last week? A letter to National Football League and National Basketball Association officials, asking for help to lower greenhouse gas emission levels and fight climate change, The Hill reports. Published January 31, 2013

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U.S. soldiers in Iraq were outfitted with the latest in armor and weaponry during operation Saberhammer 3 on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, Iraq, on Sept. 17.

Parents build tank-sized memorial for fallen vet

When 22-year-old Jonathan Roberge was killed by a suicide bomber while driving his M60-A3 tank in Iraq on Feb. 9, 2009, his parents honored his memory in a unique way. The Leominster, Mass., couple ultimately constructed a park — complete with an actual M60 tank and a bronze statue of Mr. Roberge. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

New report: Shadow of sex scandal hovers over Sen. Menendez

Just hours after Sen. Robert Menendez's office issued denials of the New Jersian's dalliances with prostitutes in the Dominican Republican, a new report has surfaced bearing supposed first-hand knowledge of the alleged incidents. Published January 31, 2013