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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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., speaks in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on legal marijuana

New Jersey Gov. and potential Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Tuesday that he would "crack down" on states that have legalized marijuana if he were elected president. Published April 15, 2015

Tim McGraw to headline gun-control fundraiser

Country singer Tim McGraw will be headlining a fundraiser concert this summer in Connecticut for Sandy Hook Promise, which aims to protect children from gun violence following the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Published April 15, 2015

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina: Jeb Bush 'dead wrong' on Common Core, immigration

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Tuesday blasted her likely contender, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as a "big government Republican" who is "dead wrong" on issues like immigration reform and Common Core. Published April 15, 2015