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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

The Detroit skyline (AP Photo)

Motor City utopia: Detroit developer plans to create free market island

While the city of Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy, one developer sees an opportunity that can bring the city back to prosperity. Developer Rodney Lockwood wants Detroit to sell the city's Belle Isle Park for $1 billion to private investors who will then transform it into a utopia free of big government. Published January 29, 2013

President Obama waves as he exits Air Force One upon his arrival at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Obama's Vegas immigration pitch estimated to cost $1.6 million

President Obama chartered Air Force One from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Tuesday to give a speech on immigration — a 9-hour round trip for a photo-op in Sin City that is expected to cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Published January 29, 2013

Secret Service dog falls to its death at Biden event

A Secret Service dog fell to its death Saturday night in New Orleans while doing a sweep of a multistory parking deck next a hotel where Vice President Joseph R. Biden was speaking. Published January 27, 2013