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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

**FILE** Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive June 12, 2012, for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Associated Press)

George H.W. Bush joins Twitter

The 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, has officially joined Twitter. Published December 10, 2013

Elian Gonzalez attends an official event with Cuban President Raul Castro (not seen) in Havana on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, Pool)

Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle

Elian Gonzalez, who was embroiled in a international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a boy more than a decade ago, has traveled outside his native Cuba for the first time since being returned by U.S. authorities. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies stand outside Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Men posing as cops break into home of former deputy

Two men posing as sheriff's deputies got the shock of their lives when they broke into the home of a former deputy and were immediately fired upon, Los Angeles officials said. Published December 9, 2013