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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

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reacts to a supporter during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Davenport, Iowa. Bush is proposing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature federal health care law. The former Florida governor released a two-page plan Oct. 12 to increase tax credits for individuals to buy coverage and give more power to states to regulate health insurance. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Jeb Bush: Supergirl is 'pretty hot'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush admitted Wednesday night that CBS' "Supergirl," played by actress Melissa Benoist, is "pretty hot." Published October 23, 2015

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, photo, Gloria Steinem poses for a picture at her home in New York. Steinem's latest book, "My Life on the Road," will be released on Oct. 27.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Gloria Steinem: Carly Fiorina 'bad for feminism'

In a wide-ranging interview with Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, famed feminist Gloria Steinem said Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is bad for feminism because she "doesn't represent the majority interests." Published October 22, 2015

In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, protestors in Boston hold up signs while chanting "Black Lives Matter" during a demonstration against the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file) ** FILE **

DNC agrees to Black Lives Matter town hall

The Democratic National Committee has reportedly agreed to a Black Lives Matter presidential town hall meeting, where Democratic candidates can address issues of racial injustice. Published October 21, 2015