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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

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a town hall meeting, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Scott Walker: 'I don't know' if being gay is a choice

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that he "doesn't know" whether being gay is a choice, insisting he doesn't need to have an opinion "on every single issue out there." Published July 20, 2015

In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash., home. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)

Rachel Dolezal insists she's black: 'It's not a costume'

Rachel Dolezal, the daughter of white parents who passed herself off as black for years as she led the NAACP's Spokane, Washington, chapter, insisted that she fully identifies as a black woman in an interview with Vanity Fair. Published July 20, 2015

A man silhouetted by a Cuban flag marks a moment of silence Saturday for Cuban Vice President Juan Almeida Bosque, who died Friday at 82. (Associated Press/file) ** FILE **

Cuban flag to hang in U.S. State Department lobby

The Cuban flag will hang in the lobby of the State Department alongside flags of the more than 150 other countries with which the United States has diplomatic relations, the department said Friday. Published July 17, 2015

 (Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby "is just sickening" and that the disgraced comedian should be prosecuted if the law allows it. (YouTube/CNN)

Chris Christie: Bill Cosby situation 'is just sickening'

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby "is just sickening" and that the disgraced comedian should be prosecuted if he's guilty. Published July 17, 2015