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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

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

This image from video released by Funny Or Die shows President Obama, left, with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis during an appearance on "Between Two Ferns," the digital short with a laser focus on reaching people aged 18 to 34. Obama's appearance posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014, on the comic website Funny or Die, is at 15 million views by Friday. (AP Photo/Funny Or Die)

Obama: Lincoln would have done 'Between Two Ferns'

President Obama defended his appearance on Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" earlier this month despite his critics who say being interviewed by comedians devalues the office. Published March 20, 2014

Kurt Cobain of the rock band Nirvana committed suicide on April 5, 1994. (Associated Press)

Seattle police re-examine Kurt Cobain death: report

Nearly 20 years after Nirvana frontman and grunge icon Kurt Cobain was found dead from a shotgun wound to the head, Seattle police have decided to reopen the investigation. Published March 20, 2014