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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New York AG Sues Pro-Life Advocates Who Protest at Clinics in Queens

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3:15pm 6/22/2017 at 3:15pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against people who have protested outside of Choices Women’s Medical Clinic in Queens for the past five years.

Schneiderman has accused the defendants of “targeting patients and employees every Saturday morning, telling them ‘You don’t know when you might get shot’ and...

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Trump Tweets He Did Not Record Conversations With Comey, Doesn’t Know if Any Exist

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:35pm 6/22/2017 at 1:35pm
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President Donald Trump has tweeted that he did not record his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump tweeted back in May that “Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes'” of conversations between the two men.

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FBI: Michigan Airport Stabbing Suspect Appears to be Lone Wolf

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:30am 6/22/2017 at 11:30am
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On Wednesday, Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian originally from Tunisia, screamed Allahu Akbar after he stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville at Bishop International Airport in Flint, MI.

The FBI have started investigating the attack as a terrorist act, but have not found Ftouhi involved in a wider plot.

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Former DHS Secretary: DNC Refused Help After Hacking, Russia Didn’t Alter Votes

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/21/2017 at 4:00pm
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Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee over the Russia probe into possible interference and collusion into our presidential election.

Last summer, the Democrats accused the Russians of hacking into their system after a trove of emails appeared on Wikileaks. But Johnson told the committee...

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Blue Dog Democrats Met With Trump Officials to Discuss Tax Reform

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:09pm 6/21/2017 at 1:09pm
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THEY DO EXIST! Yes, Congress still has Blue Dog Democrats within its walls. The group consists of only 18 members, but it could be enough to push tax reform through this year.

These Democrats view themselves as ones who can help “broker a bipartisan deal.” The Hill reported:

“If it’s constructive, if they’re...

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Illinois Lottery May Not Survive if State Cannot Pass a Budget

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:30am 6/21/2017 at 11:30am
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The Illinois lottery may become a victim of the bankrupt state if lawmakers cannot agree and pass a budget. In a last ditch effort, the lawmakers have started a special session on Wednesday that can last for 10 days. From Fox News:

The state lotto requires a payment from the legislature each...

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Witness: Bombing Suspect Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Brussels Train Station

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Officials evacuated the train station in Brussels, Belgium, after a loud explosion. The military neutralized the man, who wore an explosives belt according to Belgian media. From Fox News:

The prosecutor’s office in Brussels confirmed to local media there was a small explosion, and the military neutralized the suspect.

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Sole Health Insurer Left In Iowa Obamacare Raising Premiums At Least 43 Percent

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/20/2017 at 4:00pm

We at Legal Insurrection have documented the damage Obamacare has done to the insurance market, with costs skyrocketing to the point that companies have ...

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Moby’s New Video Shows Trump as a Swastika, Dying in an Explosion

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/20/2017 at 1:00pm

Music star Moby has decided to showcase his hatred of President Donald Trump, becoming the latest celebrity to jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon.

Moby chose to depict Trump as a Nazi leader in the video for “In This Cold Place,” who eventually meets his death as a Swastika/dollar sign in...

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Otto Warmbier has Died Days After Returning Home From North Korea

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:49pm 6/19/2017 at 4:49pm
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College student Otto Warmbier, who spent 17 months imprisoned in North Korea, has died. From Fox News:

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier wrote in a statement. “Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at...

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Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Found Cocaine, Heroin in Her System

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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Star Wars star Carrie Fisher’s autopsy showed cocaine and heroin in her system when she passed away last December. From ABC 7:

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine...

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Supreme Court Rules Trademark Ban on Offensive Speech is Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/19/2017 at 2:30pm
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The Supreme Court has ruled 8-0 that it is unconstitutional for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to not register offensive names under the federal trademark law’s disparagement clause.

The Asian-American band The Slants did not receive a trademark due to this clause, which the justices found violated free speech. From CNN:

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Turkey Starts Trial of Journalists Suspected of Gülen Links

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:30am 6/19/2017 at 11:30am
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We at Legal Insurrection have covered the atrocities in Turkey, which include crackdowns by those whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan deem a threat to his authority.

Last July, Erdogan blamed a failed “coup” on his nemesis Fethullah Gülen. He went on a rampage and arrested anyone he considered an ally of Gülen,...

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Did an Arizona Garage Hide a Jackson Pollock Painting?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/17/2017 at 4:30pm
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J. Levine Auction & Appraisal CEO Josh Levine believes his firm discovered a Jackson Pollock painting in a garage in Sun City, AZ, that included items from the estate of Jenifer Gordon Cosgriff, a New York art collector.

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The piece Levine credits to Pollock is an untitled gouache in...

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Scientists in Antartica Discover 118-Year-Old Painting by British Explorer

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30am 6/17/2017 at 10:30am
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Scientists found a painting by famous British explorer Dr. Edward Wilson in one of the first structures built on Antartica. Wilson painted the artwork in 1899. From Sky News:

The almost perfectly-preserved artwork was painted by Dr Edward Wilson, a British polar explorer who died in Antarctica with his expedition leader Captain...

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Schools Resurrecting Recess are Seeing Incredible Results

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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For the past two decades, school districts around the nation became obsessed with testing due to horrendous federal government standards. As a result, recess was abandoned by many school districts with disastrous results.

But now schools have realized the importance of recess and physical activity for kids, especially younger ones. Schools who have...

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Trump Announces Changes to Obama’s Cuba Pact, Toughens Stance

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/16/2017 at 4:00pm
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President Donald Trump announced a few changes to former President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. These changes include different travel requirements and the enforcement of an embargo against the brutal Communist regime:

“You look at what happened and what communism has done,” he listed. “Believers persecuted for preaching the word of God, you...

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