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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

Retiring Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney fires back at Harry Reid: 'Good riddance'

Mitt Romney says the feeling is mutual after outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he lost all respect for the former Massachusetts governor following his unsuccessful bid to be Donald Trump's secretary of state. Published December 14, 2016

Bill Gates compares Donald Trump to JFK on innovation

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to foster "American leadership through innovation" much like President John F. Kennedy. Published December 13, 2016

Students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, protested lesbian film director Kimberly Peirce during a recent screening of her groundbreaking 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry," accusing her of profiting off the plights of trans people. (Fox Searchlight)

Trans activists protest lesbian filmmaker at Reed College

Students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, protested lesbian film director Kimberly Peirce during a recent screening of her groundbreaking 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry," accusing her of profiting off the plights of trans people. Published December 13, 2016

A portrait of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hangs on the wall behind the Rev. Al Sharpton as he speaks during a rally at the National Action Network, Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Al Sharpton: 'I'm not fretting Donald Trump'

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday during a church sermon in New Jersey that he isn't worried about the future of America under President-elect Donald Trump, and he urged congregants to look inward if they seek change. Published December 12, 2016

Carl Bernstein, the famed investigative reporter who worked alongside Bob Woodward in breaking the Watergate scandal that sank President Richard Nixon, said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump is worse than Nixon in his "pathological disdain" for the truth. (CNN)

Carl Bernstein warns of Donald Trump's 'growing sense of authoritarianism'

Carl Bernstein, the famed Washington Post investigative reporter who worked alongside Bob Woodward in breaking the Watergate scandal that sank President Richard Nixon, said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump is worse than Nixon in his "pathological disdain" for the truth. Published December 12, 2016