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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

Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series "Real Time With Bill Maher" in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO) **FILE**

Nearly 200 celebrities sign statement condemning Hamas

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Maher, and nearly 200 other Hollywood celebrities and executives have joined together in signing a statement that condemns Hamas and advocates for a pro-Israel coalition. Published August 25, 2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice is expected Friday to announce another strategy to defeat global jihadists. (Associated Press)

Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria

An American journalist held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria has been freed, U.S. officials confirmed Sunday. Published August 24, 2014

"Sleepy Hollow" star Orlando Jones has put a creative twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, instead dumping a bucket full of bullet casings over his head to bring attention to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a St. Louis police officer. (YouTube)

Actor Orlando Jones pours bucket of bullets over head for Michael Brown

The star of FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" has put a creative twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, instead dumping a bucket full of bullet casings over his head to bring attention to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a St. Louis police officer. Published August 24, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke took aim at Attorney General Eric Holder and Missouri Democrats on Friday, accusing them of demonizing law enforcement officers and fanning the racial flames in Ferguson. (YouTube)

Milwaukee sheriff: Eric Holder owes police an apology

A Milwaukee County sheriff took aim at Attorney General Eric Holder and Missouri Democrats on Friday, accusing them of demonizing law enforcement officers and fanning the racial flames in Ferguson. Published August 24, 2014