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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

Thomas Jefferson (Portrait by Rembrandt Peale) ** FILE **

Democrats scrub Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson from dinner name

The Connecticut Democratic Party is scrubbing the names of Democratic presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual fundraising dinner amid increased pressure from the NAACP's state chapter following last month's Charleston church shootings. Published July 23, 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Phoenix is seen here on Aug. 5, 2008. (Associated Press) **FILE**

New citizens can now skip oath to defend the U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to declare that they will bear arms on behalf of the United States, as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance. Published July 22, 2015

Actress Emma Thompson arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market in central London, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Emma Thompson: Hollywood sexism worse now than ever

Actress Emma Thompson, who plays a 77-year-old prostitute in her newest film "The Legend of Barney Thompson," says sexism in Hollywood is more prevalent now than when she started out as a young actress. Published July 21, 2015