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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

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George Soros to co-chair Hillary Clinton super PAC

Billionaire financier George Soros has signed on to be a co-chair of the national finance council for Ready for Hillary, the super PAC created to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency in 2016, should she choose to run. Published October 24, 2013

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, a Saudi woman smokes tobacco from a waterpipe as her friend looks at her cell phone in a coffee shop in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It’s been a little more than two years since the last time women in Saudi Arabia campaigned for the right to drive. Since then, the monarchy has made incremental but key reforms, and activists hope that has readied the nation for greater change as they call for women to get behind the wheel in a new campaign Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Ultraconservatives are pushing back with protests, threats and even a cleric’s warning that driving a car damages a woman’s ovaries. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

U.N. praises Saudi Arabia on women's rights

As the U.N. Human Rights Council scrutinized Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, only a small minority of democracies raised concerns over the kingdom's oppressive human rights record. Published October 24, 2013

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Baby DJ School teaches toddlers how to mix their own beats

New York City musician and teacher Natalie Elizabeth Weiss teaches babies — from birth to age 3 — how to mix their own beats at her new Baby DJ School program at the Cool Pony thrift store in Brooklyn. Published October 23, 2013

'White Widow' terror suspect pens love poem to Osama bin Laden

The "White Widow" British terror suspect involved in the Nairobi shopping mall massacre last month reportedly penned a love poem prasing Osama bin Laden and pledging to continue instilling terror into non-Muslims. Published October 22, 2013

Newly arrived Syrian refugees unload their belongings after crossing the border from Tal Shehab, Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River Valley, and arriving near Ramtha, Jordan, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Israelis anonymously aiding Syrian refugees in Jordan

An Israeli nonprofit began working in Jordan early this year to aid Syrian refugees displaced by the civil war, but tensions between Israel and Syria have forced aid workers to remain unidentified and remove the word "Jewish" from all donated materials. Published October 22, 2013