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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

Former President Bill Clinton gestures during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV titled "A New Competitive Era: America in the World," on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Bill Clinton brags about buying $550 watches to 'give away' to friends

As Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton fend off criticism for being "out of touch" with the middle class, the former president bragged Wednesday about a trip he made to a Detroit-area watchmaker in which he bought 14 watches at $550 each to hand out to his friends. Published June 26, 2014

Liberal comedian and actor Russell Brand tore into Fox News in a video published Tuesday, accusing the network of being a "fanatical terrorist propagandist organization" that is "more dangerous than ISIS." (Russell Brand/YouTube)

Russell Brand: Fox News is 'more dangerous than ISIS'

Comedian and actor Russell Brand tore into Fox News in a video published Tuesday, accusing the network of being a "fanatical terrorist propagandist organization" that is "more dangerous than ISIS." Published June 25, 2014

MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell returned to his show "Last Word" on Monday night after recovering from a car accident, offering thanks to his political foe, David Koch, for contributing to the hospital that took such good care of him. (Associated Press)

MSNBC's Lawrence O’Donnell gives thanks — to David Koch

MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell returned to his show "Last Word" on Monday night after recovering from a car accident, offering thanks to his political foe, David Koch, for contributing to the hospital that took such good care of him. Published June 24, 2014

New York lawmakers approve ban on 'tiger selfies'

New York state lawmakers have passed a bill banning residents from taking "tiger selfies" — a rising trend on dating websites in which single men post photos of themselves posing with the ferocious felines in hopes of impressing potential mates. Published June 23, 2014