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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

Thomas Jefferson     Portrait by Rembrandt Peale

Democrats scrub Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson from dinner name

The Connecticut Democratic Party is scrubbing the names of Democratic presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual fundraising dinner amid increased pressure from the NAACP's state chapter following last month's Charleston church shootings. Published July 23, 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Phoenix is seen here on Aug. 5, 2008. (Associated Press) **FILE**

New citizens can now skip oath to defend the U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to declare that they will bear arms on behalf of the United States, as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance. Published July 22, 2015

Actress Emma Thompson arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market in central London, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Emma Thompson: Hollywood sexism worse now than ever

Actress Emma Thompson, who plays a 77-year-old prostitute in her newest film "The Legend of Barney Thompson," says sexism in Hollywood is more prevalent now than when she started out as a young actress. Published July 21, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan after he declared his business as "Muslim-free" in a YouTube video. (YouTube/Florida Gun Supply)

'Muslim-free zone' declared at Florida gun store

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a Florida gun store owner after he declared his business is a "Muslim-free zone" in a YouTube video. Published July 21, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the graduates of the Boys and Girls High School in New York in this June 25, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Bill de Blasio: No more NYC deals with Donald Trump

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Monday that the city will not be agreeing to any more deals with Donald Trump, following the Republican presidential candidate's controversial remarks concerning illegal immigration and Sen. John McCain. Published July 21, 2015

With Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail again, the housing crisis seems to be a distant memory. She hasn't addressed it or what her plans would be for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Those within the industry, however, say reforms need to be made. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton declares 'black lives matter'

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Monday that "black lives matter" when she was asked in a Facebook thread whether she would advance a racial justice agenda as president of the United States. Published July 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a town hall meeting, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Scott Walker: 'I don't know' if being gay is a choice

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that he "doesn't know" whether being gay is a choice, insisting he doesn't need to have an opinion "on every single issue out there." Published July 20, 2015