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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

In this June 27, 2018, photo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York speaks to a reporter in New York. Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressives hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Ocasio-Cortez gets 'pants on fire' rating for unemployment claim

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described socialist who took the Democratic Party by storm after her upset primary victory against entrenched incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, has received a "pants on fire" rating for her comments on unemployment rates. Published July 19, 2018

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with NATO leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

'Baby Trump' balloon is coming to the U.S.

A group of New Jersey activists have successfully raised enough money to bring the now-famous "Baby Trump" balloon from the U.K. to the U.S. Published July 17, 2018

In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Anthony Bourdain arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Bourdain, who took his life in June, received several posthumous Emmy nominations on Thursday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Anthony Bourdain slammed 'monstrous' Clintons in newly released interview

In a wide-ranging interview published more than a month after his death, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain slammed the Clintons for the way they "dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited" the multiple women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct. Published July 16, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struggles to explain 'occupation of Palestine' stance

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old socialist who secured a stunning Democratic primary win over New York Rep. Joseph Crowley last month, struggled to explain her stance on what she described as the "occupation of Palestine" during an interview Friday with PBS's Margaret Hoover. Published July 16, 2018