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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

Famed British comedian John Cleese warns that political correctness is killing comedy in a video for Internet forum Big Think. (YouTube/@Big Think)

John Cleese: Political correctness is killing comedy

Famed British comedian John Cleese warns political correctness is killing comedy, saying it's impossible for comics to be spontaneous if they're surrounded by "super-sensitive people." Published February 1, 2016

Migrants rest in an emergency shelter at the Hungarian-Austrian border in Nickelsdorf,  Austria, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, where they arrived in buses provided by Hungary's government from Budapest as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Germany opens first shelter for gay refugees

Germany's first shelter for gay and lesbian refugees opened Monday in Nuremberg following increasing reports of abuse amid the country's record-setting immigration. Published February 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, waves as she arrives to speak at a rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

George Soros donates $6M to Hillary Clinton super PAC

Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $6 million to the leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, according to new figures filed with the Federal Election Commission Sunday night. Published February 1, 2016