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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

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Lesbian waitress may have forged anti-gay note: report

A family accused of leaving an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip to a lesbian waitress in New Jersey has produced a credit card statement to show they paid a tip, an NBC affiliate in New York reported. Published November 26, 2013

Macklemore (right) and Ryan Lewis accept the award for favorite album-rap/hip-hop for "The Heist" via satellite from Miami during the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Allen West: 'Stupid Award' goes to rapper Macklemore

Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during his acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Awards to blast what he sees as racial profiling in America, specifically in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. But former Rep. Allen B. West, a Florida Republican who is black, isn't seeing the connection. Published November 25, 2013