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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

Elton John and partner David Furnish in 2005. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Elton John: Jesus Christ would support gay marriage

Elton John argued Sunday that Jesus Christ would support the idea of two gay priests tying the knot and that the celibacy vow among clergy is an "old and stupid" rule that should be abolished. Published June 29, 2014

The pavilion entrance to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, left, is next to one of the memorial reflecting pools, right, at the World Trade Center, Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. President Barack Obama is to attend the dedication of the underground museum Thursday before it opens to the public May 21. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

9/11 'truthers' a step closer to NYC ballot measure

Activists looking to uncover the truth behind the collapse of 7 World Trade Center during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have gathered more than 53,000 signatures in efforts to place a measure on the New York City ballot. Published June 26, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton gestures during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV titled "A New Competitive Era: America in the World," on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Bill Clinton brags about buying $550 watches to 'give away' to friends

As Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton fend off criticism for being "out of touch" with the middle class, the former president bragged Wednesday about a trip he made to a Detroit-area watchmaker in which he bought 14 watches at $550 each to hand out to his friends. Published June 26, 2014