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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

A banner for "The Interview"is posted outside Arclight Cinemas, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. A U.S. official says North Korea perpetrated the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Newt Gingrich calls North Korea's Sony hack 'an act of war'

Newt Gingrich is taking the Sony fallout seriously, arguing on Twitter Wednesday that the North Korean government has engaged in "an act of war" by bullying Sony and major theater chains across the country into canceling the premiere of "The Interview." Published December 18, 2014

Anthony Hernandez's grandfather, George Wyant, says he began teaching his grandchildren self-defense after Anthony's father was murdered six years ago.

Boy, 14, fatally shoots intruder at grandmother's N.C. home

A 14-year-old boy whose father was murdered six years ago says he was protecting his grandmother after he fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his grandparents' home on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Published December 18, 2014

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Marquette University suspends professor for conservative blog

Marquette University professor John McAdams has been suspended from teaching and banned from campus after blogging about another instructor who supposedly shut down opposing views to gay marriage in her ethics class. Published December 17, 2014

In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. Legal experts say any case centering on decades-old sexual assault allegations against Cosby would face hurdles. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Bill Cosby's daughter, Evin, wants to imprison rape accusers

Bill Cosby's 38-year-old daughter, Evin Cosby, defended her father against the slew of rape allegations, arguing that those who falsely accuse someone of rape should face the same punishment as the rapist. Published December 16, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while holding what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress, though critical legislation is still pending, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservative super-PAC slams GOP leaders for $1T spending bill

A conservative super-PAC has launched a radio ad campaign slamming GOP Reps. John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise for negotiating a trillion-dollar spending bill that funds President Obama's "unlawful executive amnesty." Published December 15, 2014