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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, 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

King Abdullah II of Jordan is seen waiting before his meeting with Senate Appropriations members in the Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. King Abdullah had no comment to a video released online today purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over possible prisoner exchange. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Angry King Abdullah of Jordan quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

Jordan's King Abdullah II reportedly quoted Clint Eastwood from the 1992 film "Unforgiven" in a meeting with members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee Tuesday shortly after learning that Islamic State militants had burned a Jordanian pilot alive. Published February 4, 2015

Filmmaker Michael Moore (Associated Press) **FILE**

Michael Moore outraged 'American Sniper' opened on MLK weekend

Michael Moore explained Monday in a lengthy interview with Vice that his infamous "snipers aren't heroes" tweet stemmed from his annoyance that "American Sniper" released on the same weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr., "a great American who was killed by a sniper." Published February 3, 2015

Twitter was swift to mock President Obama for raising his pinkie while drinking a beer on Monday after he invited NBC's Savannah Guthrie from the "Today" show to the White House to taste some of his home brews. (NBC News)

Obama mocked on Twitter for sipping beer with pinkie raised

Twitter was swift to mock President Obama for raising his pinkie while drinking a beer on Monday after he invited NBC's Savannah Guthrie from the "Today" show to the White House to taste some of his home brews. Published February 2, 2015

A woman smokes a cigarette during a break from work in downtown Chicago. (Associated Press)

California bill would raise smoking age to 21

A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would raise the state's minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers. Published February 1, 2015