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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

Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rep. Brad Sherman compares Trump to ISIS

Rep. Brad Sherman compared President Trump to the Islamic State terror group during his remarks on the House floor Friday morning. Published February 3, 2017

In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, speak at a college basketball game in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

George H.W. Bush to flip coin at Super Bowl LI

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will perform the coin flip at the Super Bowl this Sunday in Houston, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced. Published February 1, 2017

In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons arrives at The17th Annual CAST From Slavery to Freedom Gala in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)

Russell Simmons disowns longtime friend Donald Trump

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has disowned his longtime friend Donald Trump and reportedly plans to spearhead a campaign of resistance against the new president's immigration policies. Published February 1, 2017

In this March 15, 2016 file photo, actor George Takei attends the premiere of "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)

George Takei: 'President Trump is an American terrorist'

Actor and progressive activist George Takei penned a scathing op-ed Tuesday slamming President Trump as an "American terrorist" for his executive order temporarily barring travel from seven majority-Muslim nations. Published February 1, 2017