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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

Honoree Bette Midler attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Bette Midler: 'Be more grateful for the neighbor' who beat up Rand Paul

Actress and singer Bette Midler, who is known for her provocative tweets slamming President Trump and the Republican Party, sparked the ire of conservatives again Wednesday after she said people should be more "grateful" for the man who brutally assaulted Sen. Rand Paul at his Kentucky home in 2017. Published October 24, 2019

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, on housing finance plans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ben Carson: Political correctness 'is going to destroy our nation'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Tuesday that political correctness "is going to destroy our nation" after Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton asked him to apologize for a comment that upset the transgender community. Published October 23, 2019