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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

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)

Jesse Jackson, Dallas lawmaker blame racism for Ebola patient's death

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. have made similar arguments this week that Thomas Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died because his race and lack of "privilege" kept him from receiving the care he needed. Published October 9, 2014

Chris Matthews (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chris Matthews to Obama: Stop pandering to ethnic groups

MSNBC host Chris Matthews criticized President Obama on Wednesday for gridlock in Washington on illegal immigration, arguing that he needs to quit pandering to ethnic groups and "get something done." Published October 9, 2014

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Scripps College disinvites George Will over rape column

The all-women's Scripps College has disinvited conservative columnist George Will from speaking at an upcoming event over a June article in which he questioned the Obama administration's statistics on college sexual assaults. Published October 8, 2014

Conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, left, accompanied by his lawyer Benjamin Brafman leave federal court, in New York,  Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

Dinesh D’Souza to film court-ordered community service

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was sentenced last month to five years probation for federal campaign finance fraud, will be turning his court-ordered community service into reality television. Published October 8, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the minimum wage during a roundtable discussion with business leaders in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Biden is on a six-city swing that includes stops in Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington state. (AP PhotoNick Ut)

Biden: People call me 'Middle-class Joe'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a group of Democrats on Tuesday that he's known around Washington and across the country as "Middle-class Joe." Published October 8, 2014