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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

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Bill Clinton joins Twitter, tweets without Colbert's help

Former President Bill Clinton decided to officially join the Twitterverse Wednesday night, posting his own tweets a couple weeks after Comedy Central funny man Stephen Colbert set the account up for him. Published April 25, 2013 posted this photo that purports to show Rep. Anthony D. Weiner shirtless. A woman said she received shirtless shots of the New York congressman. (

Anthony Weiner doesn't rule out additional photos

A whirl of speculation is surrounding former representative Anthony Weiner who resigned from Congress in 2011 after he accidentally sent a private photo to a woman publicly over Twitter. Published April 24, 2013

** FILE ** VIrgin airline founder Sir Richard Branson. (Associated Press)

Virgin America launches in-flight flirting

In an age where airlines are scrambling to find any way to make an additional buck, Virgin America has found a way to make their passengers' in-flight experience, perhaps, a bit more fun. Published April 24, 2013

Florida county school board reinstates paddling

Three years after banning the practice, the Marion County school board in central Florida voted Tuesday to resume paddling its misbehaving elementary school students. Published April 24, 2013

"The Five" co-host Bob Beckel (Twitter)

Bob Beckel doubles down: Halt Muslim student visas

"The Five's" liberal co-host Bob Beckel doubled down on his statements Tuesday that the federal government should temporarily suspend student visas for foreign Muslims. Published April 24, 2013

** FILE ** A model showcases a swimsuit during the Islamic Fashion Festival at the Malaysia International Fashion Week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Northernmost emirate bans bikinis, briefs

Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates, have began posting signs on its public beaches warning of fines for those dressed in revealing swimwear, such as two-piece bikinis for women and brief trunks for men. Published April 23, 2013