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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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The F-16 is one of the Air Force's tactical aircraft. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Pentagon starts pink slip process to 46,000

The Pentagon has started laying off the bulk of its 46,000 temporary work force, as automatic Defense Department budget cut-backs beckon in March. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir (Associated Press)

Russia steps toward strict tobacco laws

Russia has taken a step closer toward enacting strict new tobacco prohibitions that set most public places off limits to smokers. Published January 25, 2013

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Court holds secret hearings on Chandra Levy murder case

A judge has been holding secret hearings on the May 2001 murder of congressional intern Chandra Levy, a surprising move that casts doubt on the conviction and imprisonment of El Salvador illegal immigrant Ingmar Guandique. Published January 25, 2013

**FILE** Rachel Del Guidici, 18, of Shreve, Ohio, and others demonstrate June 28, 2012, against President Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

‘Obamacare’ survival guide surges on best-seller list

A new guide that reveals how readers might survive President Obama's health-care reform — its costs, as well as its medical care cuts — has surged on Barnes & Noble's best-seller books list to No. 4, with more than 100,000 copies sold. Published January 25, 2013

Jim Messina (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama’s grassroots group has Soros, big business written all over it

President Obama's supposed grassroots group, Organizing for America, is actually anything but, as invitations for the group's private unveiling event last week revealed its ties to big business, big political donors, and even wealthy philanthropist George Soros. Published January 25, 2013

A meter's dials indicate cubic feet of natural gas consumed. Higher utility bills have left many people behind on payments, including in Maryland, where 120,000 customers are in arrears and the Public Service Commission is investigating. (Getty Images)

Smart-meter objection lands woman in jail

An Illinois woman was arrested after protesting Naperville city utility workers' attempts to install a smart meter on her home. Published January 25, 2013

This image from June 6, 2008, provided by General Motors shows an illustration of all-around collision warning in a driverless vehicle. The possibility of driverless cars are leaving a growing number of technologists and economists to wonder what happens to the millions of people who make a living driving cars and trucks. (Associated Press)

Driverless cars move to realm of reality

Hollywood fantasy, meet realm of reality. Driverless cars — like the ones featured in the television show "Knight Rider" or movie "I, Robot" — are actually coming to American highways. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Dumbo takes youngsters for a ride in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland area. (Associated Press)

Disney ‘MagicBands’ raise privacy concerns

Mickey Mouse goes Big Brother? Disney CEO Robert Iger is defending a new plan to monitor theme park visitors with "MagicBands" — bracelets containing tracking technology. Published January 25, 2013

George Soros (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Soros: End costly drug war by ‘trial and error’

George Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the West ought to end its war against drugs because jailing violators would save money. The investor said that policymakers should accomplish this through "trial and error." Published January 24, 2013