About: Mary Chastain

Mary covers international news, with a special interest in Ukraine and Russia. She covered the Ukraine crisis at Breitbart News since the Euromaidan protests broke out in 2013. She wrote about sports, especially tennis and hockey, at Breitbart. Mary also contributed snark to Misfit Politics.

Mary loves her Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, tennis, cats, Diet Coke, and wine.




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Top U.S. Coal Boss Optimistic About Industry Future During Trump Administration

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Posted by    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:45pm 3/27/2017 at 2:45pm
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The head of America’s “largest privately held” coal firm has expressed optimism for his industry under President Donald Trump after a meeting held last month.

Murray Energy’s CEO and founder Robert Murray spoke with The Guardian on Monday. He believes that Trump will stick to his campaign promises for the coal industry...

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JCC Bomb Threat Suspect Allegedly Made 1,000 Threats Over Two Years

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Posted by    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/27/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Times of Israel reported that the Isreali-American teen arrested for the recent bomb threats against Jewish institutions in America made similar bomb threats at institutions across the world for two years. From Ynet:

According to Chief Superintendant Meir Ohayon of...

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Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/26/2017 at 6:30pm
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Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has resigned from the Freedom Caucus over the GOP healthcare fiasco because he wanted to vote for the bill:

“To deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Poe said...

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Democrats Gloat Over Republican Healthcare Bill Failure

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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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The GOP healthcare bill AHCA failed before Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) could even bring it to the floor.

Of course, the Democrats have used this opportunity to gloat and take credit on television, even though they hold the minority in the House and Senate.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader...

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Florida Man Causes Massive Wildfire After Burning Books

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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/26/2017 at 12:30pm
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FLORIDA MAN! Officials have contained a massive wildfire by 85% in Bryceville, located 20 miles west of Jacksonville, that destroyed two homes. A man caused the 693-acre fire when he decided to burn some books:

The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home...

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Tax reform takes spotlight after Obamacare repeal fails in Congress

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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30am 3/26/2017 at 7:30am
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Now that the GOP healthcare bill is dead, the administration will more than likely set its eyes on tax reform. However, this could very well end like the healthcare bill.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) insisted that the party has “more agreement” when it comes to tax reform while Treasury Secretary Steven...

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British Scientists Receive Permission to Develop Baby From Three People

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Posted by    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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This story makes this famous saying come to mind: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The U.K.’s fertility regulator granted permission to Newcastle University to develop a baby from the DNA of three people. Scientists

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Good news! Apple says CIA hacking tools won’t work on newer products

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Posted by    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm
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If you’re an Apple snob like me, I’m pretty sure you became concerned when Wikileaks published documents about the hacking tools the CIA used to sneak into Apple products. A person could not disable the tools even by resetting their phone.

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NATO reschedules meeting so Tillerson can attend

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Posted by    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:06pm 3/24/2017 at 6:06pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a lot of unnecessary heat when the department revealed he could not attend a quarterly meeting due to conflicts with a visit from the Chinese president…NOT for a trip to Moscow as the media led people to believe.

NATO and the State Department have rescheduled the...

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Ex-CIA Director: Michael Flynn Discussed Removing Erdogan Foe With Turkey

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Posted by    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:48pm 3/24/2017 at 5:48pm

Last week, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn acknowledged that he worked as a foreign agent with the firm Inovo, owned by Turkish-American businessman Ekim Alptekin, who has links to the Turkish government. The firm hired Flynn to investigate Fehtullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, that President Recep Tayyip...

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U.K. Authorities Make Two ‘Significant Arrests’ Related to Westminster Terrorist Attack

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Posted by    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/24/2017 at 1:00pm
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The U.K. police announced it made two “significant arrests” on Friday in connection with the terrorist attack that killed four people and injured 40 more. Top counterterror office Mark Rowley explained, but did not provide many details:

The latest arrests were a man and a woman detained early Friday in Manchester, northwest...

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State Department Plans to Approve Keystone Pipeline Permit

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Posted by    Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/23/2017 at 5:00pm
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According to reports, the State Department will approve the needed Keystone pipeline permit before Monday. The decision “comes 16 months after Obama blocked construction of the 1,200-mile pipeline.” From Politico:

Undersecretary for political affairs Tom Shannon plans to sign the pipeline’s cross-border permit on or before Monday, the last day for the...

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Putin Critic Assassinated in Ukraine was ‘Act of Terrorism’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/23/2017 at 3:30pm
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A shooter assassinated former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, outside of a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine.

Voronenkov, former member of the Communist Party, fled to Ukraine last fall with his wife when he found out he would face fraud charges “over the alleged...

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LONDON UPDATES: ISIS Claims Responsibility, Attacker Identified

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Posted by    Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Yesterday, a man in an SUV mowed people down on Westminster Bridge before he drove into the perimeter fence at Parliament. The man exited the car and stabbed a police officer before other officers shot him down.

Overall, four people died, including the assailant and American Kurt Cochran.

Today, the Islamic State (ISIS)...

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Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta Breezes Through Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:34pm 3/22/2017 at 6:34pm
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President Trump’s second pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, faced the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today for his confirmation hearing. The hearing lasted three hours. During that time, he defended his recorded as a United States attorney and promised to push back against Trump if he disagrees with ...

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The Latest on the Terror Attacks Outside the UK Parliament

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/22/2017 at 3:30pm
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Four people have died, including a policeman and the attacker, in London outside of Parliament in the terrorist attacks that left 20 people injured.

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Police said a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, leaving more than a dozen with injuries described as catastrophic.

Around the same time Wednesday, a...

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WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Neil Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:30am 3/22/2017 at 9:30am
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day starting at 9:30 AM EDT.

Today should be the last day of Gorsuch’s testimony. Hearings will continue after today but will feature witnesses both in favor and opposed to Gorsuch’s nomination.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats

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