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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

Bonnie McAdams joins others calling for the release of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi who was detained by the Mexican government  for crossing the border with weapons, during a rally outside the Stanford Mansion where Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto  will appear with Gov. Jerry Brown, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

White House responds to Tahmooressi petition: 'We respect the rule of law'

The White House has responded to a popular petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, explaining that the Obama administration respects the rule of law and will continue to monitor the situation to make sure the soldier is treated fairly. Published August 31, 2014