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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

** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Sacramento Bee editor defends Rick Perry "BOOM!" cartoon

Stuart Leavenworth, The Sacramento Bee's editorial page editor, doubled down on his decision to publish a controversial political cartoon Thursday, saying the cartoonist was making "a strong statement about [Texas] Gov. Rick Perry's disregard for worker safety." Published April 28, 2013

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md., on Saturday, March 16, 2013. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)

Sarah Palin slams White House dinner as 'nerdprom'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, ripped into the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner via Twitter on Saturday night, calling it a "nerdprom." Published April 28, 2013

Egyptian protesters pose next to a police vehicle set afire during clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday, April 26, 2013. Dozens of mostly masked protesters hurled stones and firebombs in clashes with riot police. Protests have become a weekly routine in Egypt, as the country has plunged in turmoil during most of the past two years since the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Egypt arrests 12 Black Bloc members

Egyptian authorities arrested 12 members of the Black Bloc movement Saturday after violent clashes outside Cairo's presidential palace, the official MENA news agency confirmed. Published April 28, 2013

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton joins Twitter, tweets without Colbert's help

Former President Bill Clinton decided to officially join the Twitterverse Wednesday night, posting his own tweets a couple weeks after Comedy Central funny man Stephen Colbert set the account up for him. Published April 25, 2013 posted this photo that purports to show Rep. Anthony D. Weiner shirtless. A woman said she received shirtless shots of the New York congressman. (

Anthony Weiner doesn't rule out additional photos

A whirl of speculation is surrounding former representative Anthony Weiner who resigned from Congress in 2011 after he accidentally sent a private photo to a woman publicly over Twitter. Published April 24, 2013

** FILE ** VIrgin airline founder Sir Richard Branson. (Associated Press)

Virgin America launches in-flight flirting

In an age where airlines are scrambling to find any way to make an additional buck, Virgin America has found a way to make their passengers' in-flight experience, perhaps, a bit more fun. Published April 24, 2013