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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, 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

**FILE** Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, takes part in a panel discussion at the NBC Universal summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2011. (Associated Press)

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow slams scandal-ridden Democrats

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued Wednesday that if there's anything that can revive California's Republican Party, it's the scandal-ridden Democrats that have taken over the news cycle. Published March 27, 2014

Alaska state senator and Senate Finance co-chairman Pete Kelly is making it his mission to help eradicate fetal alcohol syndrome by providing taxpayer-funded pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms. (Anchorage Daily News)

Alaska lawmaker wants taxpayer-funded pregnancy tests in bars

An Alaska state senator is making it his mission to help eradicate fetal alcohol syndrome by providing taxpayer-funded pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms, just in case a woman needed to check before she strapped on a few. Published March 26, 2014

** FILE ** This April 3, 2013, file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

IRS says bitcoin can be taxed as property

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday that virtual currencies such as bitcoin are to be treated as property and not as currency. Published March 25, 2014