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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

** FILE ** This April 3, 2013, file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

IRS says bitcoin can be taxed as property

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday that virtual currencies such as bitcoin are to be treated as property and not as currency. Published March 25, 2014

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, reacts after sharing a moment with a spectator and her plantains as he takes part in the Dominican Day Parade on New York's Avenue of the Americas on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

Anthony Weiner lands writing gig at Business Insider

Disgraced former congressman and nude selfie aficionado Anthony Weiner has joined Business Insider as a monthly columnist for the website's politics page, the section's editor announced Monday. Published March 24, 2014