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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

FILE - This May 20, 2013 file photo shows Harvard Law Professor David Barron during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The White House is offering to show senators a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Reid: We have the votes to confirm drone-memo author

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he has the votes to confirm President Obama's newest nominee to a federal appeals court, David Barron, who has faced intense scrutiny for authoring memos that justified drone strikes against American citizens. Published May 20, 2014

Real 9/11 Memorial brochure, left, and the protest group's fake brochure, right. (Village Voice)

9/11 truthers to distribute propaganda at museum opening

Protesters who believe 9/11 was a inside job calculated by the U.S. government have planned to distribute fake visitor guides for the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City on opening day Wednesday. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo)

Joe Biden sends corsage to teen who asked him to prom

Vice President Joe Biden sent a corsage on Thursday to 18-year-old Talia Maselli and invited her to the White House after she asked him to be her prom date, a Connecticut newspaper reported. Published May 19, 2014

President Barack Obama smiles as he walks onto the 18th green at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, as he golfs with Marty Nesbitt, Bobby Titcomb, Sam Kass, Marvin Nicholson, and Andrew Dibble. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama goes golfing with Bain Capital lobbyist

President Obama hit the links on Saturday with a lobbyist for the financial firm Bain Capital — the same firm that was at the center of the president's attack campaign against candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, Politico has reported. Published May 19, 2014

A new ad campaign hitting the streets of D.C. this week will undoubtedly turn some heads, as it features Adolf Hitler having a sit-down meeting with "leader of the Muslim world" Haj Amin al-Husseini. (American Freedom Defense Initiative via Washington Post)

D.C. bus ads to feature Hitler in anti-Islam campaign

A new ad campaign hitting the streets of D.C. this week will undoubtedly turn some heads, as it features Adolf Hitler having a sit-down meeting with "leader of the Muslim world" Haj Amin al-Husseini. Published May 19, 2014

Porterville Mayor Cameron Hamilton is facing fire after he criticized an anti-bullying proposal at a recent City Council meeting and said some people just need to "grow a pair" and stick up for themselves. (ABC 30 Action News)

Calif. mayor tells bullying victims to 'grow a pair'

A Central California mayor is facing fire after he criticized an anti-bullying proposal at a recent City Council meeting — by saying some people just need to "grow a pair" and stick up for themselves. Published May 19, 2014

**FILE** Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said in an interview Tuesday that the primary reason he left the Republican Party is because of its "intolerable" racism. (Fusion)

Charlie Crist, the Democrat: 'Lift the embargo' against Cuba

Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida who is seeking re-election as a Democrat, said Saturday that he supports lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba — a notion that flies in the face of criticisms he's made before. Published May 18, 2014