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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

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A tea party supporter holds a Don't Tread on Me flag during a rally on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

New York alderman: Gun advocates are 'tea party psychotards'

Hudson city alderman Dave Marston has received some backlash since an email exchange where he called Second Amendment advocates "gun-toting Tea Party psychotards" and implied gun rights supporters are "unemployed." Published February 27, 2013


S.E. Cupp pulls out of CPAC until gay groups are embraced

Conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp announced Tuesday that she is declining her invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference until it allows groups that advocate for gay marriage. Published February 26, 2013

Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, disputed dubbing the measure a "jobs bill," and said the money should instead be used for job training and summer jobs. March 4, 2010. (Associated Press) File

House Democrats pitch Department of Peacebuilding

California Rep. Barbara Lee and other House Democrats have introduced a bill that would establish a Department of Peacebuilding, which would be responsible for tasks from scaling back U.S. military actions to gang violence to school bullying. Published February 26, 2013