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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

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin looks back at a crowd as she walks to the door of Trump Tower for a scheduled meeting with Donald Trump in New York Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle/File)

Sarah Palin backs Donald Trump's 'common-sense' Muslim ban

Sarah Palin expressed her support Wednesday night for Donald Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country, calling it a "common-sense" plan that puts "the good guys first." Published December 9, 2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks during news conference Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at City Hall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Michael Nutter, Philadelphia mayor: I would ban Trump from city

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has joined several other mayors in condemning Donald Trump, saying that if given the power, he would ban the Republican presidential candidate from the city following his controversial call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Published December 8, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a news conference after taking a walking tour of Freddie Gray's neighborhood and meeting with African-American civic and religious leaders in Baltimore, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders spokeswoman instructs reporters not to ask about ISIS

The spokeswoman for Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders instructed reporters Tuesday to avoid asking the senator about the Islamic State terrorist group following his roundtable discussion on urban poverty and the Black Lives Matter movement. Published December 8, 2015