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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

Walter Scott's family wants Al Sharpton to butt out

The family of South Carolina police shooting victim Walter Scott is asking Al Sharpton to respectfully stay away out of fear of creating a "circus" similar to Ferguson, Missouri, a source close to the family told the New York Daily News. Published April 10, 2015

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., a Democratic sponsor of the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline bill, flanked by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., right, and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., left, makes his plea at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup on the controversial project, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. As promised by Republican leaders who now hold the majority in Congress, the Keystone bill is at the top of their agenda after it fell short of passage in December when Democrats ruled the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Joe Manchin slams NRA as culture of 'big business'

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who previously earned A ratings with the National Rifle Association, is criticizing the nonprofit for moving away from promoting gun safety and toward a culture of "big business." Published April 7, 2015