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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

Image: Facebook, Truckers Ride for the Constitution

'Truckers Ride For The Constitution' aims to shut down D.C. further

As thousands of federal employees wonder where their next paycheck is coming from amid a government shutdown, around 3,000 truckers plan to descend on Washington, D.C., in an effort to shut it down further by not hauling freight for a whole weekend. Published October 1, 2013

**FILE** Donald Trump speaks at the 124th Annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi, Mich., on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press/The Detroit News)

Donald Trump: 'Obamacare will shut down this country'

Donald Trump said Monday that while the threat of a governmental shutdown may not be as "catastrophic" as congressional members are making it, Obamacare runs the real threat of shutting down the entire nation. Published September 30, 2013

Video footage released by a news outlet in Dubai purportedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an umbrella organization of Iraqi insurgent groups operating in Syria, raising the al Qaeda flag above a Catholic church in the northern Syrian city of al-Raqqa.

Video shows al Qaeda hoisting flag atop Syrian Catholic church

Video footage released by a news outlet in Dubai shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an umbrella organization of Iraqi insurgent groups operating in Syria, raising the al Qaeda flag above the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of the Lady of the Annunciation in the northern Syrian city of al-Raqqa. Published September 30, 2013

A mother hugs her daughter following the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel)

Sandy Hook memorial bell stolen from New York park

Police are asking for any information that could lead them to the person responsible for stealing a bell dedicated to those who died in Connecticut's Sandy Hook school massacre from a newly built playground in Nassau County, New York. Published September 30, 2013

Syrian girls who fled their homes with their families peek out of their makeshift school at a camp for displaced Syrians in the village of Atmeh, Syria, on Dec. 10, 2012. (Associated Press)

Al Qaeda affiliate reminds Syrian children to wear Islamic dress

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), an umbrella organization of Iraqi insurgent groups operating in Syria, says girls in a village it controls will not be allowed to attend school unless they wear Islamic clothing, a monitoring group said Saturday. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton speaks about health care at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Bill Clinton: Hillary's next run 'will be better'

Former President Bill Clinton, appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," said a 2016 presidential run by wife Hillary Rodham Clinton would be better than her first. Published September 29, 2013

A protester (left) approaches Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's car as it leaves Mehrabad Airport after the leader's arrival in Tehran from the United States on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Protesters hurl eggs at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Hard-line protesters in Iran hurled eggs and shoes at the motorcade of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday as he returned from a landmark visit to the United Nations, which concluded with a phone call with President Obama, The Telegraph reported. Published September 29, 2013