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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 

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In this photo taken Wednesday June 20, 2012, David Kosmecki, left, talks to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho. Kosmecki was stopped and charged with possession of marijuana after leaving Oregon. (AP Photo/Nigel Duara)

Competition mounts for marijuana consultant job in Washington state

Help wanted: Pot consultant. And dozens of Washington state residents have already applied, according to The Associated Press, in a report that specifies candidates responding to the Wednesday advertisement showed up for interviews wearing everything from flannel to suits to hemp necklaces. Published January 31, 2013

This frame grab provided by shows the scene at a Phoenix office complex where police say someone shot at least three people on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Officer James Holmes said the victims were taken to hospitals and did not know if their injuries were life threatening. (AP Photo/

Three shot at Arizona office suite

At least three people have been injured in a shooting at an office suite in Phoenix, Ariz., according to breaking news reports. Published January 30, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Morsi friends join foes, pressure leader for unity

President Mohammed Morsi faced calls to unify and settle Egypt's ongoing unrest from a somewhat surprising source on Wednesday. Hardline Islamists normally loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood-backed leader asked him to join with liberal opposition party members. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Western states swing Democrat

Go West, young man — a quote centered on America's expansion toward the Pacific Ocean — might as well apply to Democrats now. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** A couple walk by Lexus models displayed at a Toyota Motor Corp. showroom in Tokyo on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Toyota recall targets more than 1 million cars

Toyota has recalled more than a million cars around the world because of defects with the air bags and windshield wipers, according to media reports. Published January 30, 2013

**FILE** President Obama is greeted Oct. 31, 2012, by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon his arrival at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, N.J. Obama traveled to the region to take an aerial tour of the Atlantic Coast in New Jersey in areas damaged by superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)

N.J. Gov. Christie enjoys record support — from Democrats

New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie has found his niche and it is deep within the ranks of the Democratic Party, according to media reports that indicate high favor from liberals — to the tune of 62 percent — for the Republican governor. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** Colin Powell, a secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in December 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No surrender! Republican Powell defends voting for Obama

Former Secretary of State and self-declared Republican Colin Powell said he voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president — twice — because of concerns over the economy, according to a Fox News broadcast of Bill O'Reilly's show, "The Factor." Published January 30, 2013

Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

Flake to Obama: Security first, citizenship second

Sen. Jeff Flake, in Wednesday morning comments on Fox News, said President Obama ought to look at border security first and pathways to citizenship second, given the security and fiscal issues facing this nation. Published January 30, 2013

Sunni hardline preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir speaks during a protest against an anti-Islam movie, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Anger over insults to Islam's Prophet Muhammad isn't enough to bring Lebanon's divided Sunni and Shiite Muslims together. The two sects, which have been locked in sometimes violent political competition, held separate protests Friday. Sunni protesters accused Shiite Hezbollah of using the demonstrators to distract from the fighting in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

Hezbollah arms shipment destroyed in Israeli jet strike

Israel isn’t confirming, but Middle East news outlets report Israeli jets have struck a target near the Syria-Lebanon border in an effort to stop the transport of missiles into Hezbollah hands. Published January 30, 2013

In this Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013, photo, residents look over the school bus where a shooting occurred near Destiny Church along U.S. 231, just north of Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Danny Tindell)

Alabama gunman still holds 6-year-old boy hostage

A hostage situation involving an armed Alabama man and a 6-year-old boy has entered its second day, as police report the man has now bunkered the child in some type of underground shelter. Published January 30, 2013


Obama inaugural reveals FDR-like ‘Second Bill of Rights’

President Obama's drive for dramatic reforms in American politics and policy is a near copycat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 push for a Second Bill of Rights, according to one legal scholar, Cass Sunstein. Published January 30, 2013

**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