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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar was a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

**FILE** This 2003 photo originally released by Interstate Bakeries Corporation shows Twinkies cream-filled snack cakes. Twinkies first came onto the scene in 1930 and contained real fruit until rationing during World War II led to the vanilla cream Twinkie. (Associated Press/Interstate Bakeries Corporation via PRNewsFoto)

Hostess bidders win the $400 million pie

Hostess is set to announce that it has picked two investment firms — C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management — as its highest bidders for Twinkies and its other snack cakes. The offer, which could be disclosed as early as Tuesday, would reportedly be for more than $400 million. Published January 29, 2013

The Detroit skyline (AP Photo)

Motor City utopia: Detroit developer plans to create free market island

While the city of Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy, one developer sees an opportunity that can bring the city back to prosperity. Developer Rodney Lockwood wants Detroit to sell the city's Belle Isle Park for $1 billion to private investors who will then transform it into a utopia free of big government. Published January 29, 2013

President Obama waves as he exits Air Force One upon his arrival at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Obama’s Vegas immigration pitch estimated to cost $1.6 million

President Obama chartered Air Force One from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Tuesday to give a speech on immigration — a 9-hour round trip for a photo-op in Sin City that is expected to cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Published January 29, 2013