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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 Mike Huckabee said Friday that he was disappointed President Obama used Wednesday's Charleston shootings to "grandstand" on gun control, arguing "the one thing" that could have stopped the gunman is another gun. (Fox News)

Mike Huckabee: Concealed carry 'could have stopped' Charleston gunman

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday that he was disappointed President Obama used Wednesday's Charleston shootings to "grandstand" on gun control, arguing "the one thing" that could have stopped suspected gunman Dylann Roof is another gun. Published June 19, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday defended the Confederate flag that's still flying outside of the State Capitol, despite arguments that the flag is stoking racial hatred in the community rocked by the killing of nine people by a white man at a black Charleston church. (YouTube/CNN)

Lindsey Graham: Confederate flag is 'part of who we are'

Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday defended the Confederate flag that's still flying high outside of the State Capitol, despite arguments that the flag is stoking racial hatred in the community rocked by the killing of nine people by a white man at a black Charleston church. Published June 19, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in Manchester, N.H., in this May 10, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Ben Carson on Charleston shootings: Racism 'still very much alive'

Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson took to Facebook Thursday to express his condolences to the families of the nine church congregants shot and killed by a deranged gunman in Charleston, South Carolina. Published June 18, 2015

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, California Republican, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 30, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Darrell Issa booted from Benghazi deposition: report

Rep. Darrell Issa was reportedly kicked out of Tuesday's closed-door deposition of former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Published June 16, 2015

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by pupils and teachers at Mulberry School for Girls in east London, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Michelle Obama is due to meet with female students in London on Tuesday to encourage them to pursue top educational goals. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Michelle Obama to Muslim girls: 'Your story is my story'

During a trip Tuesday to an all-girls school in London, first lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of young Muslim girls that her struggle as a black woman growing up on the South Side of Chicago is much like theirs. Published June 16, 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. Dolezal resigned Monday, June 15, 2015, amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)

Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for race discrimination in 2002

Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP's Spokane, Washington chapter president who resigned Monday amid accusations that she pretended to be black for nearly a decade, reportedly sued Howard University in 2002 for discrimination she allegedly faced as a student at the historically black college. Published June 15, 2015