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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** Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said in an interview Tuesday that the primary reason he left the Republican Party is because of its "intolerable" racism. (Fusion)

Charlie Crist, the Democrat: 'Lift the embargo' against Cuba

Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida who is seeking re-election as a Democrat, said Saturday that he supports lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba — a notion that flies in the face of criticisms he's made before. Published May 18, 2014

Letterman: 'I feel bad' about humiliating Monica Lewinsky

David Letterman acknowledged his role in the spectacle surrounding Monica Lewinsky and said Wednesday night that he regrets making her the butt of countless jokes following her affair with then-President Bill Clinton. Published May 18, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., courted some of Wall Street’s most powerful political donors Monday night, competing for attention from tuxedoed hedge fund executives gathered in midtown Manhattan as the early jockeying in the 2016 presidential contest quietly continues. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jeb Bush praises Lyndon B. Johnson: 'He did what leaders do'

Jeb Bush hasn't announced whether he's decided to run for president in 2016, but the former Florida governor promised Wednesday that if he does he will strive to govern like former Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson. Published May 15, 2014

St. Louis Rams select Michael Sam in the 2014 NFL draft. Sam is the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL

Michael Sam filming Oprah reality TV show: report

Michael Sam made history over the weekend as being the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, and now the Oprah Winfrey Network is officially announcing a new reality series with the Rams player. Published May 15, 2014

A woman holds a sign during a rally near the Nigerian embassy to raise to show support for the release of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria in Paris, Monday, May 12, 2014. A French official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to attend a security summit on Saturday in Paris to focus on the Boko Haram terrorist network, which abducted more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month. Signs center and left read, save the Nigerian schoolgirls. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Nigeria will not negotiate with Boko Haram, U.K. official says

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the idea of trading Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls the militant group abducted in April, the U.K.'s foreign office minister said after talks with him in Nigeria's capital on Wednesday. Published May 14, 2014

Former Giants safety Tyler Sash was arrested for public intoxication and interference with official acts early Saturday after he fled from police on a scooter and had to be shot with a Taser gun to get under control, police said. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Former Giants safety takes police on scooter chase

Former Giants safety Tyler Sash was arrested for public intoxication and interference with official acts early Saturday after he fled from police on a scooter and had to be shot with a Taser gun to get under control, police said. Published May 14, 2014