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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

Bonnie McAdams joins others calling for the release of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi who was detained by the Mexican government  for crossing the border with weapons, during a rally outside the Stanford Mansion where Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto  will appear with Gov. Jerry Brown, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

White House responds to Tahmooressi petition: 'We respect the rule of law'

The White House has responded to a popular petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, explaining that the Obama administration respects the rule of law and will continue to monitor the situation to make sure the soldier is treated fairly. Published August 31, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama on their return to the White House from a trip to California, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama to attend wedding for MSNBC's Alex Wagner

President Obama is slated to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House special adviser Sam Kass on Saturday in New Rochelle, New York, according to media reports. Published August 28, 2014

Mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle

Calif. town orders police department to get rid of MRAP vehicle

The Davis City Council in California has told its police department that it has 60 days to come up with a plan to get rid of its mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle, after the city received pressure from local residents who feared their police are becoming too militarized. Published August 27, 2014

**FILE** Women chant slogans during the "SlutWalk," an annual protest march against sexual harassment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 24, 2014. "SlutWalk" protests originated in Toronto, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Activists argue drug-detecting nail polish promotes rape culture

Four students at North Carolina State University grabbed headlines this week with a prototype for a nail polish that supposedly detects date-rape drugs, but some feminists argue that the innovation may further promote rape culture that seeks to control women's behavior. Published August 27, 2014