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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 Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Donald Trump crashes Glenn Beck speech in Nevada: 'He's boring'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck "boring" and "not a good guy to listen to" after the billionaire crashed Mr. Beck's pro-Ted Cruz speech Tuesday in Nevada. Published February 24, 2016

Boys await medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool) ** FILE **

HHS relaxes entry rules on immigrants with STDs

The Obama administration has expanded a 2009 decision to let immigrants with HIV into the country to also include three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing lesions on genitalia. Published February 24, 2016

In this April 27, 2015, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the Q&A Screening of "The House Of Cards" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Kevin Spacey on presidential race: 'We get what we deserve'

Actor Kevin Spacey, who plays the ruthless President Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," argued Monday that Americans are getting exactly what they deserve in the presidential race. Published February 23, 2016

In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Hillary Clinton: 'I am a person of faith'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called herself "a person of faith" Saturday at the Stellar Awards in Las Vegas ahead of her win against Sen. Bernard Sanders in Nevada's Democratic caucuses. Published February 23, 2016

Iranian media offer $600,000 bounty for killing Salman Rushdie

Forty Iranian state-run media outlets have jointly added $600,000 to a bounty for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie, renewing a standing fatwa from 1989 over the publishing of his book "The Satanic Verses." Published February 23, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally in Amherst, Mass., in this Feb. 22, 2016, photo. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Bernie Sanders' popularity shows 'education failure,' Oklahoma professor says

The fact that presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Democratic socialist, can surge in popularity among U.S. college students shows that the education system has failed them greatly, not only in history, government and economics, but also in "basic morality," according to University of Oklahoma professor David Deming. Published February 23, 2016