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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

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, listens as Secretary of State John F. Kerry answers Mr. Paul's question on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, as Mr. Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rand Paul to John Kerry: 'You're making a joke of us'

Sen. Rand Paul invoked the U.S. Constitution during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria Tuesday, imploring Secretary of State John Kerry to "stand up for us." Published September 4, 2013

** FILE ** Archive photo of men throwing stones on the Temple Mount. (Associated Press)

Muslims stone Jewish visitors in Temple Mount riot: report

Police forces had to break up an escalating riot on the Temple Mount Wednesday, after Muslims began throwing stones at Jewish visitors only a few days after an Islamic leader called for Muslims to physically prevent Jews from visiting the the sacred city, Israeli media reported. Published September 4, 2013

** FILE ** Chris Matthews (Associated Press)

Chris Matthews: Obama put Democrats in a 'wicked position' on Syria

Chris Matthews appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, accusing President Obama of putting Democratic leaders in a "wicked position." Matthews argued that politicians would be forced to support the president as he wages war, or shun their party loyalty by acting on principle. Published September 4, 2013