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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

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens to a question during a campaign event, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Webster City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Ted Cruz blasts Obama's plan for empty SOTU seat in pro-life tweet

Sen. Ted Cruz said he'd leave an empty seat for the millions of unborn children killed by abortion in a dig at President Obama after he announced plans to leave a seat vacant during Tuesday's State of the Union address to honor victims of gun violence. Published January 8, 2016