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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

Ben Carson cites prison as proof that homosexuality is a choice

Retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben S. Carson argued Wednesday that homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice, because many people "go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay." Published March 4, 2015

Nearly three weeks after President Obama goofily posed in front of a selfie stick for BuzzFeed, the Smithsonian Institution has announced it's banning the handheld monopods at all 19 of its museums and gardens. (BuzzFeed)

Sorry, Obama: Smithsonian bans use of selfie sticks

Nearly three weeks after President Obama goofily posed in front of a selfie stick for BuzzFeed, the Smithsonian Institution has announced it's banning the handheld monopods at all 19 of its museums and gardens. Published March 3, 2015