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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

In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash., home. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)

Rihanna praises Rachel Dolezal as 'a bit of a hero'

Former NAACP Spokane chapter leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned amid a wave of national criticism after being accused of lying for years about her race, is a "bit of a hero" to pop singer Rihanna. Published October 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: I would have tried to stop Oregon shooter

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday that he would have tried to stop the gunman at Oregon's Umpqua Community College had he been present during Thursday's shooting. Published October 6, 2015

An Asian-American band named The Slants argued with a U.S. appeals court on Friday for the rights to the name after being denied a trademark for the second time on the grounds that it disparages Asians. (YouTube/@The Slants)

The Slants rock band fights feds to keep 'offensive' name

An Asian-American band named The Slants argued with a U.S. appeals court on Friday for the rights to the name after being denied a trademark for the second time on the grounds that it disparages Asians. Published October 5, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown addresses community members gathered at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Oregon governor: Not the time to talk gun control

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says now is not the time to debate gun control laws, despite President Obama's impassioned plea to politicize Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College. Published October 2, 2015

Troy Newman, left, president of Operation Rescue, prays during a memorial for abortion deaths at Operation Rescue's headquarters Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ** FILE **

Troy Newman, Center for Medical Progress activist, barred from entering Australia

A prominent pro-life activist who sits on the board for Center for Medical Progress, the group responsible for releasing the undercover videos at the heart of the Planned Parenthood debate, has been detained in Australia after his visa was canceled over controversial writings about abortion providers. Published October 1, 2015