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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 Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, the Dalai Lama speaks at the Janraiseg temple of Gandantegchinlen monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016, he has "no worries" about Donald Trump's election as U.S. president and expects the businessman will align his policies with global realities. (AP Photo/ Ganbat Namjilsangarav, File)

Dalai Lama: 'I have no worries' about Donald Trump

The Dalai Lama said he isn't worried about President-elect Donald Trump's ability to lead the United States and even expressed a desire to visit the White House after the inauguration. Published November 23, 2016

Howard Dean participates in "The Contenders: 16 for 16" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 29, 2016. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press) **FILE**

Howard Dean: Steve Bannon is a 'Nazi'

Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean called President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon a "Nazi" during an interview Sunday. Published November 21, 2016

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is among the reported attendees of the Bilderberg Group's annual three-day meeting at a resort in the Austrian Alps. (Associated Press)

Henry Kissinger: Donald Trump 'has absolutely no baggage'

Following his meeting last week with President-elect Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger described the fellow Republican as one of the "most unique" incoming presidents due to his lack of "obligation to any particular group." Published November 21, 2016