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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BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/23/2017 at 8:30pm

CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.

“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.”

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Study: Contrary to Dem claims, repealing Obamacare will not increase mortality rates

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/23/2017 at 7:00pm

Democrats and supporters of Obamacare have tried using scare tactics to keep the law in place, claiming without the socialized health care plan people will die.

However, a study by the Manhattan Institute has shown that Obamacare has saved zero people since it went into effect:

Certainly, there are individuals who have benefited...

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Iran Threatens U.S With a “Slap in the Face”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/23/2017 at 5:30pm
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An Iranian commander with the Revolutionary Guard has threatened America with a “slap in the face” should she underestimate’s the regime’s military.

From Reuters:

“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad...

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Some States Want to Raise Gas Tax for First Time in Decades

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/21/2017 at 1:00pm

With higher construction costs and low revenue from low pump sales, a few states have considered raising the gasoline tax in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure.

President Donald Trump has promised to put forth $1 trillion to fix infrastructure across the country, but state officials have realized they need to...

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Remember, Do Not Open Your Door for Unknown Cattle!

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/21/2017 at 12:00pm

Police in Suffield, CT, had some fun after they found escaped cows at a house’s doorstep. They wanted to remind people to never open your doors to cattle you do not know!

From WessMassNews.com:

Suffield Police had a picture perfect moment this morning after being dispatched on a call about cows on...

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DHS Issues Guidelines on Dealing With Illegal Immigration

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:30am 2/21/2017 at 11:30am

The Department of Homeland Secretary has issued memos that provide new guidelines for immigration. These include hiring more agents and ending “catch-and-release,” but kept Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) intact.

Due to security concerns, Secretary Kelly wants to hire 10,000 ICE agents and 5,000 border patrol agents.

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James Mattis: America ‘Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/20/2017 at 7:00pm

Secretary of Defense James Mattis held talks with Iraqi leaders on Monday where he promised them that America has not interfered with the country to take its oil. From The Wall Street Journal:

“I think all of us here in this room, all of us in America, have paid for our gas...

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Video Shows Kim Jung Un’s Brother’s Murder

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/20/2017 at 6:00pm

Security footage from Kuala Lamar airport in Malaysia supposedly shows the moment when the woman murdered Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Trump Picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/20/2017 at 4:00pm

President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg will remain as chief of staff to the National Security Council:

“I think that combination is something very, very special,” Trump said of the pair.

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Chicago Suburban High School Thanks the Military

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/20/2017 at 3:00pm

I have to brag about my hometown Oswego, IL! Students at Oswego East High School took an hour out of their day to write thank you letters to those serving in the

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Smartphones Causing Auto Insurance Rates to Skyrocket

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/20/2017 at 2:30pm

The Wall Street Journal has reported that distracted drivers on their smartphones have caused auto insurance companies to raise rates:

Costs associated with crashes are outpacing premium increases for some companies,...

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New Sports sex abuse scandal? Allegations against U.S. Gymnastics doctor aired

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/20/2017 at 1:00pm

Here is a story that has gone underreported in the media, but deserves so much more attention. Last September, the Indianapolis Star reported that females have accused now former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

By November the number reached 50 women.

Some of these women have...

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UN Russian Ambassador Dies Suddenly in New York

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:48pm 2/20/2017 at 12:48pm

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, has passed away suddenly in New York. Sources told The New York Post an ambulance rushed Churkin to the hospital “after suffering heart problems.” The Post continued:

Vitaly Churkin was at the Russian embassy on East 67th Street when he became sick with a...

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Canadians Starting to Worry Over Increase of Asylum Seekers

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:30pm 2/19/2017 at 3:30pm

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed his executive order that halted immigration for only a few months and from only seven countries until the government could develop a better vetting process. These countries have high Islamic terrorism occurrences, so it makes sense for our nati...

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Pence Backs NATO, Shows Total Support for Ukraine

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/18/2017 at 6:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he told Europe that America will stand behind its NATO allies. Pence also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assure him that America remains committed to Ukraine and that Russia upholds the Minsk Agreement.

President Donald Trump rattled some...

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GOP’s Border Adjustment Tax Reform Plan On Life Support

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/18/2017 at 2:00pm

House Republicans desperately want to reform taxes, but so far the only plan they have developed has gained no leverage. That’s because border adjustment makes up a majority of the plan, which few, including top retailers, want anything to do with.

The border adjustment is a tariff. It adds a tax on...

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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Posted by    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:45pm 2/17/2017 at 12:45pm

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA with 52 yes votes and 46 no votes.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only Republican to vote no. Pruitt received two Democrat yes votes: Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota and Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

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