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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

** FILE ** British businessman Sir Richard Branson leaves after speaking to journalists at the end of the opening ceremony for the One Young World summit at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa,  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over Shariah law

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson are boycotting a hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a code of Islamic law that includes death by stoning. Published May 5, 2014

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview broadcast Sunday that criticism by conservative lawmakers against herself and the Obama administration only demonstrates that they are suffering from a "poverty of ideas." (MSNBC)

Pelosi says she 'couldn't care less' about Benghazi criticism

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview broadcast Sunday that criticism by conservative lawmakers against herself and the Obama administration only demonstrates that they are suffering from a "poverty of ideas." Published May 4, 2014

"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." Al Franken (Stuart Smalley) won by a margin of 312 votes to become a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. 
(AP Photo)

Sen. Al Franken: 'I’ve just been impeccable'

Sen. Al Franken said on ABC's "This Week" that his job as a lawmaker has been so "impeccable" that he wouldn't have anything to make fun of himself if he were still a comedian on "Saturday Night Live." Published May 4, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Associated Press) **FILE**

North Korea publishes list of U.S. human rights abuses

Shortly after the United Nations released a comprehensive report detailing North Korea's crimes against humanity, the autocratic state has angrily responded with it's own report on abuses it sees inside the United States. Published May 4, 2014

Alabama grocer advertises 'Jameis Winston King Crab Legs'

It didn't take long for football fans to start marketing on FSU's Jameis Winston's most recent run-in with the law — a grocery store in Alabama has advertised crab legs named after the quarterback for 17.99 per pound. Published May 1, 2014