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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Some U. Michigan Profs Tell Abortionists to Describe the Gruesome Details

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Some pro-choice professors at the University of Michigan have decided that the best way to fight the pro-life movement is to encourage abortionists to be vocal about the gruesome details of the procedure. From Campus Reform:

Professor Lisa A. Martin, et al. published an article in the most recent issue of Social...

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Comic Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

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Comedic legend Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. He shot to fame with his teammate Dean Martin and gained notoriety in The Nutty Professor.

Most of the younger generations have come to known him through his annual Labor Day telethon to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

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DNC Dominated by RNC in Fundraising Once Again

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The RNC has continued its dominance over the DNC when it comes to fundraising in 2017. The Republicans managed to raise $10.2 million in July compared to the Democrats’ $3.8 million in July.

One would think with all the negative media coverage of President Donald Trump and the GOP in Congress not...

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Mnuchin Defends Trump, Will Not Resign

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Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin faced calls to resign from his Yale classmates in light of President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Mnuchin has a simple answer: NO.

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Cambridge University Press Will Block Certain Articles From China

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Cambridge University Press has come under fire when it agreed to comply with Beijing’s request to block access to 300 studies from China Quarterly. The Financial Times reported:

The articles in China Quarterly, which cover a range of topics deemed sensitive by Beijing from human rights to Tibet and Xinjiang, were blocked...

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Tear Down That Statue Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:30am 8/20/2017 at 8:30am

The protest in Charlottesville, VA, had this week filled with news of people all of a sudden wanting to tear down Confederate statues, which evolved to changing names and even demands targeting our founders.

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Justice Department Will End ‘Operation Choke Point’

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The Justice Department has decided to end former President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) controversial Operation Choke Point, which wanted to put an end credit to shady businesses.

Republicans fought against it because they claimed that the administration used the program to target legitimate...

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U. Chicago: Everyone ‘Free to Debate, Disagree, Argue’ Without Repercussions

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University of Chicago Dean of Students Dr. John Ellison is sticking to his guns when it comes to free speech. Just like last year, he has reminded all incoming freshman that free speech is tolerated on the campus. From Campus Reform:

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and...

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Illegal Immigrants May Have ‘Safe Spaces’ at Oberlin

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Oberlin College’s Multicultural Resource Center has decided on eight points to concentrate on eight ways to support illegal immigrants on its campus, which includes safe spaces. From Campus Reform:

Quietly inaugurated on April 19 as part of National Coming Out Day for illegal immigrants, the strategies to support illegal immigrants are ongoing....

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Democrats Face Backlash Over Removal of Abortion ‘Litmus Test’

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Last month, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) caused quite a stir when he decided the party will not withhold funds from Democrat pro-life candidates. He understands the party is in trouble and needs to branch out.

But abortion fanatics have decided to fight back against this decision,...

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Suspected Terrorist Attack: 8 Stabbed, 2 Dead in Finland

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A day after a terrorist killed 13 people in Barcelona, a man has stabbed eight people in Turku, Finland, which is 104 miles west of Helinski. From YLE:

Eyewitnesses report hearing one or more gunshots, and seeing at least one person lying, apparently lifeless at Puutori. At least two people are reported...

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Spanish Authorities Kill Several in Cambrils During Anti-Terror Operation

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Spanish authorities killed several in Cambrils in an anti-terror operation to stop a second deadly attack only hours after terrorists killed 13 people in Barcelona. From Fox News:

State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported police killed four people and injured another, after police suspected they were planning a second terror attack.

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Grand Jury Indicts Wasserman Schultz’s Former IT Aide on Four Counts

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A grand jury has indicted Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide Imran Awan on four counts. The indictment includes his wife Hina Alvi, who escaped to Pakistan with their daughters earlier this year.

Authorities arrested Awan at Dulles airport in July, where he planned to fly to Pakistan after he wired...

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ISIS Attacks Spain: Driver Plows Truck Into Crowd in Barcelona

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Barcelona police declared the attack on La Rambla street in Barcelona, Spain, a terrorist attack. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.

At 5PM local time, a driver plowed a truck through the busy tourist street. As of 11:50AM ET, two have died. A man fled on foot and reports have come...

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Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Special Session

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The Texas legislature failed to pass a bathroom bill that regulated the use of public restrooms for transgender people after a 29-day special session. There’s a possibility that Republican Governor Greg Abbott will call another special session to address this bill along with other issues. From The Associated Press:

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Authorities Arrest 13 Alleged MS-13 Gang Members in Ohio

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Numerous stories about the dangerous MS-13 gang have come out of Long Island, but the murderous gang has also operated in the Midwest for over 10 years.

Authorities put a dent in the operation when they arrested 13 alleged MS-13 members in Ohio Tuesday.

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Trump Ends Business Councils After Numerous CEOs Leave

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President Donald Trump has decided to dissolve his Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum after numerous CEOs left both due to the president’s responses of Charlottesville.

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