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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

In this Thursday, May 14, 2015, file photo, filmmaker Spike Lee speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon, race officials announced, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Spike Lee on Rahm Emanuel: 'He's a bully'

Film director Spike Lee said he won't be "bullied" any longer by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has expressed concerns that the film "Chi-Raq" will cast a dark shadow on the city's Englewood neighborhood. Published October 26, 2015

In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reacts to a supporter during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Davenport, Iowa. Bush is proposing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature federal health care law. The former Florida governor released a two-page plan Oct. 12 to increase tax credits for individuals to buy coverage and give more power to states to regulate health insurance. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Jeb Bush: Supergirl is 'pretty hot'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush admitted Wednesday night that CBS' "Supergirl," played by actress Melissa Benoist, is "pretty hot." Published October 23, 2015

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, photo, Gloria Steinem poses for a picture at her home in New York. Steinem's latest book, "My Life on the Road," will be released on Oct. 27.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Gloria Steinem: Carly Fiorina 'bad for feminism'

In a wide-ranging interview with Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, famed feminist Gloria Steinem said Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is bad for feminism because she "doesn't represent the majority interests." Published October 22, 2015