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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes for his behavior in this frame from a video produced by the city on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

San Diegans demonstrating in support of Mayor Bob Filner

Supporters for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner are rallying at City Hall on Monday, a day after a signature-gathering campaign to qualify a recall vote got underway against the embattled Democrat. Published August 19, 2013

** FILE ** MSNBC host Ed Schultz (AP Photo/MSNBC)

MSNBC host Ed Schultz moving to weekdays

MSNBC is moving Ed Schultz's "The Ed Show" to weekdays at 5 p.m. EDT starting next week, Phil Griffin, the cable channel's president, announced Monday. Published August 19, 2013

** FILE ** New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is running for mayor, speaks during an event in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. She was there to announce Built/NYC, a pilot program to encourage local designers to work with the city. (Associated Press)

NYC mayoral candidate vows bigger condoms

New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn said Wednesday night that one of her priorities will be "improving the NYC condom," referring to the free, government-issued condoms. Published August 18, 2013

Julian Assange (Associated Press)

Time magazine senior editor tweets for Assange drone strike

Time magazine's senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald came under fire Saturday night for a tweet in support of a drone strike on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a comment that he deleted soon after WikiLeaks called for Mr. Grunwald's resignation. Published August 18, 2013

Actor Larry David returns a club to the cart while playing golf with President Obama at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

President Obama tees off with Larry David

President Obama hit the links Saturday with "Seinfeld" co-creator and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David, as the first family's weeklong vacation in Martha's Vineyard comes to a close. Published August 18, 2013

President Obama prepares to putt while golfing at Mink Meadows Golf Club, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. President Obama and his wife Michelle are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama family's vacation hurting local business during Agricultural Fair

Business owners in the West Tisbury area of Martha's Vineyard are worried the first family's stay will negatively impact sales, since road closures will detour drivers around their stores during one of the busiest weeks of the year, the Vineyard Gazette reported. Published August 15, 2013

Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson of the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (Associated Press)

A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' hits No. 1 nonfiction series in cable history

A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty," a reality show about a Louisiana family that made a fortune carving duck calls, opened its fourth season Wednesday reaching the No. 1 spot for a nonfiction series telecast in cable history, the station reported Thursday. Published August 15, 2013