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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

German Chancellor and Chairwomen of the CDU, Angela Merkel, waves after her speech as part of a general party conference of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Merkel wants to secure the backing of her conservative party to head up the party's campaign for next September's election. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban in Germany

After facing intense criticism for her open-door policy to refugees, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ban on full face veils, or burqas, "wherever legally possible" in the country. Published December 6, 2016

In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. Stewart delivered a riff reminiscent of his "Daily Show" days during an appearance on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on July 21, 2016. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Jon Stewart: 'Real people paid a price' under Obama

Former talk show host Jon Stewart said he remains optimistic about the future of America under President-elect Donald Trump, pointing out that the country was able to survive President Obama despite his flaws. Published December 5, 2016

In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Piers Morgan: Donald Trump is 'social media king of the world'

Liberal commentator Piers Morgan is amazed at Donald Trump's "mastery" of Twitter, saying the president-elect's ability to play on the media's "faux outrage" and make headlines with a single tweet has made him wildly successful. Published December 5, 2016

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray performs live at the Huntington Beach Food Art & Music Festival in Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (Wikipedia)

Mark McGrath: 'My experience with Trump has always been positive'

Sugar Ray frontman and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Mark McGrath said President-elect Donald Trump has been nothing short of a gentleman in his presence and that Americans should "hope for the best" under his leadership. Published December 1, 2016